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 later4
Avid Media Composer 6.0
NewsCutter 10.0 for 64bit OS
Available: End of January 2012
EDIUS Pro 5.5 or later1
Compatibility will be handled by the software company
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 (4:2:2), 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 onfigurations.
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.
I shoot with higher-end (Super 35 sensor) cameras. We needed something smaller, easier, more mobile for a specific project. We chose this camera mostly due to the 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec.
It performs flawlessly, produces wonderful images, and is a great companion to our bigger cameras. We used to shoot B-roll with DSLR, but find this to be a better solution for most of our needs due to: real audio inputs, better codec, zoom, scopes, focus-assist (peaking), zebras, etc.
You can't go wrong with this camera for 90% of uses.
February 11, 2012
Recently we purchased the Canon XF 105 to shot a commercial overseas. The camera's size was ideal for the trip. Overall the camera worked well. There was an instant where the memory card stopped in the middle of a live recording so we lost a valuable speech. To work out the error was easy, but we are worried about this happening again.
We do like the camera and are still learning it and using the camera. Stay tuned.
May 27, 2011
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