Hey, I have footage shot on a Canon C300. When I try to import the raw mxf files into Avid, it imports them as XDCAM files? I can’t open them up or import them directly in Avid Media Composer? Why does Avid do this ? Any suggestions would be great .
As we all know, the recorded video format by Canon C300 Mark II is MXF, which is the abbreviation of Material exchange Format. It is an open file format, targeted at the interchange of audio-visual material with associated data and metadata. People who want to edit MXF files with Avid Media Composer usually encounter video and audio problems, as .mxf format is efficient, but simply isn’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing.
Media Composer is the most widely used NLE for professional film and video editing. With Media Composer 7, you gain accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, automated media management, and Interplay Sphere for Mac support, extending real-time production everywhere.
To convert MXF to Avid DNxHD quickly and easily, Pavtube MXF Converter / Mac Version(Best Mac MXF Converter Review) is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. The program is capable of converting Canon XF as well as Sony XDCAM and Panasonic P2 MXF to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec, etc. for smoothly importing and editing with Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5/7.0, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more.
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Key Feature of Pavtube MXF Converter:
1. Convert MXF to other videos
Powerful video converting software can help you convert MXF to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, HD videos, MP3.
2. Support professional video editing software
Transcode MXF files to Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Avid, etc.
3. Merge source MXF files
Join different source MXF videos together and output a single video. Then you can enjoy a long output movie.
4. Adjust output video effect
To customize the output profile, users can adjust the output Resolution, Bitrate, Frame Rate, Encoder, Channels, and Sample Rate.
How to Convert and Import MXF files to Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Install and launch the Pavtube MXF Converter, and then click “Add Video” button to locate and import MXF files. Note that you need to transfer MXF files from your MXF video to Hard Drive before conversion and you can find the MXF video from one MXF whole structure folder.
Step 2: Click “Format” drop-down option, choose Avid Medic Composer best editing codec from “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)
Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button and the MXF files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to import the generated files for edit in Avid Media Composer perfectly.
Besides converting Canon C300 Mark II MXF Files to Media Composer, the program also offers the solution for Sony XAVC S, Samsung NX1/NX500 H.265, FCP Prores to Avid Media Composer editing problem.
If you have multi-tracks MXF files editing work, Pavtube iMixMXF for Mac and MXF MultiMixer for Windows will do give you a huge favor.