Which VEGAS to buy for editing CANON XF 705 MXF HEVC files ?

martin-rag wrote on 5/23/2020, 4:01 PM

Hey guys,

my question is pretty simple.
I purchased CANON XF 705,, and now i am experiencing lots of troubles.

For 4K recording, it uses the latest HEVC codec that seems to be very troublesome.

Does anybody has a personal experience with this particular CANON camcorder and VEGAS products ?
I just need to know, which VEGAS product to buy so i can open and edit CANON XF 705 MXF 4K HEVC files,
because right now, i am unable to open/play back/convert these files even in 'video-converters' that claim to be able to work with these files.

Thank you




j-v wrote on 5/23/2020, 5:09 PM

What are the specs of those files?
See here and give that MediaInfo :https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/faq-how-to-post-mediainfo-and-vegas-pro-file-properties--104561/

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Musicvid wrote on 5/23/2020, 9:28 PM

I think it's a work in progress...

Marco. wrote on 5/24/2020, 4:43 AM

I may be wrong but I doubt there's any Vegas Pro version which would be able to use this particular Canon video type natively.

You could try if the ImportAssist tool of Happy Otter Scripts works on transcoding these files for you.

Unfortunately Canon walks a long way now using non-standard, proprietary codec and wrapper variations for their camera recordings.

Musicvid wrote on 5/24/2020, 10:06 AM

Unfortunately Canon walks a long way now using non-standard, proprietary codec and wrapper variations for their camera recordings.

Canon's not alone in that.

walter-i. wrote on 5/24/2020, 10:28 AM

For interest only
But why does Canon and the other companies do that - do they have their own NLE or just don't want to pay the licenses?

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Marco. wrote on 5/24/2020, 10:35 AM

It may be bypassing license fees, it may be the thinking their own codec cooking is ahead of others. I don't know.

Musicvid wrote on 5/24/2020, 12:32 PM

Canon makes $ licensing it's proprietary codecs to third party vendors. One of Vegas' selling points is a lower cost-to-consumer.

It takes 2-3 years, in many cases, before unlicensed third parties and legal open-source developers catch up with their own flavors. It buys Canon et al a cash bubble.