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.
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