Canon’s XF Codec is supported by the industry’s leading manufacturers: Adobe, Apple, Avid and Grass Valley. This ensures the widest compatibility with existing infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) software.
Adobe CS5 or later
Apple Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 or later3
Avid Media Composer 4.0.5 or later4 Avid NewsCutter 8.0.5 or later 4
Avid Media Composer 6.0
NewsCutter 10.0 for 64bit OS
Available: End of January 2012
EDIUS Pro 5.5 or later1
1 The software company will do the compatibility
2 Need to specify as an MXF file
When ingesting clips that were recorded using the following video configurations:
 50Mbps (4:2:2), 1280x720, 30P,
 50Mbps (4:22), 1280x720, 25P or
 50Mbps (4:2;2), 1280x720, 24P,
the clips cannot be used in Final Cut Pro if Native is selected in the “Transcode to” (“Target Format”) column. Select instead one of the ProRes422 options.
In the Log and Transfer window, relay clips (clips recorded spanning two or more CF cards) are not handled as one clip but are instead treated and ingested as separate, independent clips.
When ingesting clips with Native selected in the “Transcode to” (“Target Format”) column, a name other than Canon will appear in the Compressor field. However, the clips will be correctly ingested.
Clips that were recorded using the 50Mbps (4:2:2), 1280x720, 24P video configuration cannot be used with Avid Media Composer 4.0.5/5.0.0 & NewsCutter 8.0.5/9.0.0.
Clips recorded using the 25Mbps (4:2:0), 1440x1080, 30P video configuration will be treated by Avid Media Composer 4.0.5/5.0.0 & NewsCutter 8.0.5/9.0.0 as 60i clips. To edit as a 30P project, please use clips recorded using the 50Mbps (4:2:2),30P, or 35Mbps (4:2:0), 30P video configurations.
When linking MXF files using the Link to AMA File(s) menu option, a name other than Canon may appear in the Video properties. However, the clips will be correctly linked.
MAC mountain lion now supported
I had just about given up on MAC Mountain Lion support - - but as usual, Canon came through.
A great product!!
December 1, 2012
I have 2 of these cameras and for overall filming I get really good results. The problems arise in low light and under stage lighting. Under low light there is a lot of noise in the video. Since I get this in both cameras I assume it is normal for this. Even worse though is the cameras response to changes in color temperature. If there is a color temp. change the camera either does not respond or responds very slowly. Often 1 camera will show a temp. of about 7000 degrees kelvin and the other will be at 2900. Canon tells me that this is normal and I have to move the camera and zoom back and forth to have the camera respond. I've found that switching the awb off and then on again can force the camera to correct sometimes. Other than these 2 issues I really love the cameras. If they can correct these issues they'll have a 5 star camera. I recommend this camera with reservations depending on the type of video you are shooting
August 8, 2012
I did some research before buying this camera and I'm glad I did...it is awesome to shoot with ..the video quality is exceptional. Makes my job easier.....it is robust with features and configuration options....one thing I would like to see is a way to assign a button for wide angle lenses...there is the option for teleconverter but not wide angle...
March 29, 2012
You will not be dissapointed!
Just got done shooting a T.V. series. Bang for the buck, you can not beat the quaility.
September 8, 2011