Couldn’t figure out a way to make Canon XF-AVC files editable in Vegas Pro13? If so, you may have interest in this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Canon XF-AVC files for use in Vegas Pro13 smoothly.
Vegas Pro13 doesn’t support XF-AVC files from Canon C300 Mark II
“Hi, there, I’ve been trying to get some 12 bit 444 XF-AVC footage into Vegas Pro13 from my Canon C300 Mark II but apparently Vegas Pro13 has no support for XF-AVC from the Canon C300 Mark II. Does anyone know if there’s a way of getting the XF-AVC files compatible with Vegas Pro13? Thanks for any help.”
As far as we know, Vegas Pro13 doesn’t support XF-AVC format. To be able to edit Canon XF-AVC files in Vegas Pro13, the simple solution is to convert them first. This requires a third party XF-AVC video converter. Considering the ease of use and very good output quality, we would recommend HD Video Converter. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to transcode XF-AVC files for use in Vegas Pro13 fluently.
How to transcode XF-AVC files for use in Vegas Pro13?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a Canon XF-AVC to Vegas Video Converter, and click ‘Add File’ to load source files into it.
Step 2: Choose H.264 MOV as output format for Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit XF-AVC files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button to custom video and audio settings like frame rate, bit rate, resolution, sample rate, audio channels and so on.
Step 3: Start XF-AVC files to Vegas Pro Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start encoding XF-AVC files to H.264 codec for use in Sony Vegas smoothly. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open’ button to get the generated H.264 files for editing in Vegas with optimum performance.
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