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Activity Forums Adobe Premiere Pro Duplicating images on Import

  • Hector Vera

    June 21, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    I do know that Adobe Premiere Pro does support MXF format which seems to be the default format for videos recorded via Canon XF105, but if Adobe Premiere is giving issues in passing the format correctly, try converting MXF to MP4 for iPads or 1920×1080 to see if that format is better supported with Premiere Pro. Here is a link I found of all the File Formats supported by Premiere Pro in case it helps you better:

    Let me know if you need any additional help on this!

  • Ann Bens

    June 22, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    these might very well be spanned clips.

    Import just the first one via the media browser.

  • Richard Johnson

    June 24, 2024 at 8:53 pm

    HI Hector,

    Thank you for your feedback. I have used Premiere Pro and MXF files for years for the majority of my editing. I have seen this happen once before a long time ago, and inquired via the Creative Cow on correcting it then. The feedback given at that time was to unlink the footage or to disable the footage and then reconnect it, or re-enable it. At that time it worked. Now with the MXF footage imported it looses the video image in the project pane. I work at a University, so being able to correct this issue in MXF is important. Im sure it will happen again to other students so knowing how to correct it is paramount. Thanks and have a great day and week.



  • Richard Johnson

    June 24, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Hi Ann,

    I have never heard that term before. Would you mind enlightening me to it?

    Thanks, and have a great day and week.



  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 24, 2024 at 9:26 pm

    Hey Rich,

    Ann called it correctly, likely to be spanned clips.

    The Canon XF105 camera is from 2011. Back then, some files were limited to about 4GB in size. If memory serves me right, this was a size limitation due to the operating system on the camera.

    Not sure that this covers your camera, but it does describe the issue.

    In “modern” cameras you have a text file that get the editing software to stitch together the individual files to one continuous file. If you go inside PPro, you may find that one of the XF105 camera named files, is the total length of all the continuous files.

    Hope this helps?


  • Richard Johnson

    June 24, 2024 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Mads,

    Thank you for this. As I mentioned to Ann. I had never heard of this before until this post. I think some time long ago I had experienced a similar situation on a Canon XL1s, however that had no bearing on this issue here, and we are miles ahead in technology and upgrades than what that was. I am going to forward your advice to our professors in the television and film departments so they can have a record of this issue if it presents itself in future projects.

    Again thank you, have a great day and a blessed week.



  • Hector Vera

    June 25, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    No problem! Always happy to help in anyways I can! 🙂

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