Transcode Canon XF100/105/300/305 MXF Video in Pinnacle Studio

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If you are facing issues while importing or editing Canon MXF video files shot on a Canon XF100, XF105, XF300, or XF305 in Pinnacle Studio for post production, you may find a remedy for your problem in this post. It explains how to convert Canon MXF footage to DV AVI/HD AVI for use in Pinnacle Studio with excellent quality.

“Hi, all, is anybody using Pinnacle Studio to edit MXF footage from the XF105? I am a part time videographer. Last week, one of my important clients delivered some MXF video clips (shot with a Canon XF105 camera) to me for creating a company video. My problem is that the Canon MXF files are incompatible with my current editing software Pinnacle Studio. Does anyone know what I can possibly do??? Is converting the .MXF into a different format the only way to go about this? And if so, which is the absolute best Program to do so? If I’m forced to convert formats, I’d like to convert while maintaining the original quality of the .MXF. I would really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!”

If you just have raw .mxf files out of context, Pinnacle Studio cannot do anything with them. In that case, you will need third party software like UFUSoft MXF Converter to transcode Canon MXF footage to a format that is well compatible with Pinnacle, such as DV AVI. This solution is also workable when you have any incompatibility issues while opening/editing Canon MXF recordings taken with Canon XF100, XF105, XF300, or XF305 in Pinnacle.

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Canon MXF to Pinnacle Converter – how to convert Canon XF100/105/300/305 MXF video to DV AVI for Pinnacle Studio?

To make Pinnacle Studio work with Canon MXF files, you require a simple Canon MXF to DV AVI conversion. Follow these steps:

DAV video converter

Step 1: Run Video Converter as a professional Canon MXF to Pinnacle Studio DV AVI Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.

Step 2: Select DV AVI as output format for Pinnacle Studio.
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.

hd video format

In case that you don’t know which DV format is best suited for Pinnacle Studio, you can switch to ‘HD AVI’ format under ‘HD Video’ column. This format can also work in Pinnacle with good quality.

hd video format

Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (Optional)

If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon XF100/105/300/305 MXF to AVI conversion for Pinnacle Studio.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated DV AVI or HD AVI files for using in Pinnacle Studio with optimum performance