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Treasured's Movie Repair Guide -- Canon XF


Vendor: Canon
Models: C300, XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100
Status: Routinely repaired.

Canon XF is a professional video format used by Canon XF series and Canon C300 series. Technically, Canon XF is compatible with MPEG-2 and XDCAM at bitstream level. Canon XF footage is wrapped inside .MXF files

Since Canon XF is relatively new, the workflows to use Canon XF in editing suites are changing fast.

Canon XF C300 video repair

Repair Workflow

We can repair Canon XF footage by reindexing the media into a QuickTime .mov containing XDCAM format.

Actually, since Canon XF and XDCAM encodings are identical at low level, there is no quality loss in producing XDCAM out of a Canon XF source. It is like rewrapping, if you will.

Use in Final Cut

Repaired QuickTime XDCAM files can be imported directly into Final Cut. XDCAM codec is bundled in default FCP install.

Use in AVID Media Composer

You will have to rewrap QuickTime .mov into .MXF. To do so, please use free FileConverter software (by Convergent Design).

Use in other NLEs

Most NLEs can import XDCAM wrapped in MXF. Therefore, you will have to rewrap your repaired XDCAM .mov into .MXF. To do so, please use free FileConverter software (by Convergent Design).

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