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  • Sun, Aug 4 2019 12:12 AM

    Canon XF705 Support

    Hello,

    Does Media Composer 2019 support Canon XF705 camcorder using the XF-HEVC format?

    Thank you,

    Asaf

  • Sun, Aug 4 2019 4:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Canon XF705 Support

    HEVC is not a native format for Media Composer. You will require a plug-in to process HEVC media. The only one I'm currently aware of is MediaReactor Lite from drastic.tv. Otherwise you need to transcode to a different fromat from ourside Media Composer. There  is free software (ffmpeg) for doing this, but it takes time and space to transcode each piece of media.

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    Re: Canon XF705 Support

    The Canon XF Plugin 3.4.1 for Avid Media Access [macOS] was released in early July and after installing, Ive been using AVID Media Composer to AMA link to the HEVC .265 UHD files from the XF705 and transcoding them to DNxHR HQX successfully. Im not a tech analyst, but everything finally looks good to me. Im just starting to use the camera, but the combination of the color and the above average lens, makes this camcorder a step above the others.

  • Mon, Aug 5 2019 1:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon XF705 Support

    Interesting. The Canon website does say it supports Canon XF format for Media Composer. It doesn't say anything about HEVC. But if the media is in XF format, it should work for you.

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  • Mon, Aug 5 2019 1:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon XF705 Support

    OK, so now the question of the moment: is Canon XF really just HEVC in a canon specific wrapper, or is it really HEVC in the standard wrapper?

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