Best workflow of Importing and Converting Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Avid
Summary: Have trouble of importing Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF files into Avid Media Composer? No worry, this article shows you how to edit Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF on Avid Media Composer without hassles.
After recording amazing 4K MXF footage from Canon Mark II, many folks may would like to edit those MXF files on Avid Media Composer or other NLEs, while only to encounter various problems such as screen crashes, no audio, etc when importing 4K MXF files to Avid as .mxf format is efficient, but simply isn't engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing.
In this case, what’s the best solution to import and edit C300 Mark II 4K MXF files with Avid MC? According to Avid's official website, we get to know that DNxHD codec is the optimal video format for Avid Media Composer in both keeping efficiency and quality. That's to say, if you want to edit Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF footage on Avid smoothly, you'd better convert 4K MXF to DNxHD MOV initially. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs like Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(El Capitan included). If you are running a Windows PC, please turn to MXF Converter. Below is how.
( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to Convert Canon C300 Mark II 4 MXF to Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X
Step 1: Load MXF files to converter
Once you run the MXF to Avid Converter, click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to load your source MXF files. When the MXF files are loaded to the program, you can view the videos from the Preview window.
Step 2. Choose output format for MXF to Avid conversion
Click "Format" and move your pointer to "Avid Media Composer" Category and choose "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3. Modify the video, audio settings
If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.
Step 4: Start converting MXF to Avid DNxHD
Click "Convert" button and the Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.
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