Avid won't Read Canon C300 Mark II MXF footage? Resolved
Summary: Came upon issues importing 4K MXF videos recorded from Canon C300 Mark II into Avid Media Composer? Well, this article provides you some tips for working Canon Mark II 4K MXF in Avid Media Composer without any hassles.
Canon C300 Mark II is a hot camcorder on the market, since it released it has attracted great attention due to its excellent hardware equipment. It features a Super 35mm CMOS sensor, which will help you to record 4K, 1920*1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p videos. With C300 Mark II you can record high quality videos, it delivers the highest image quality with its XF Codec–the same codec used by other Canon XF professional camcorders. Though so excellent as it being, it always makes editing a real nightmare.
"I’ve got a ton of Canon C300 Mark II footage that I’m trying to import the C300 Mark II 4K MXF files to Avid Media Composer for further editing. Since the files come out natively as MXF, Avid Media Composer couldn’t recognize these files at all, let alone do the polishing work. What should I do?"
As the above one said, the MXF video codec is not native for Avid Media Composer, that's to say, you can't import those MXF footages, recorded from Canon C300 Mark II camera, into Avid Media Composer directly. In addition to that, although Avid has calimed to support 4K video files, editing 4K raw in Avid Media Composer is very taxing on your computer. On this case, the recommended suggestion for you is to transform C300 Mark II 4K MXF to a more editing-friendly format, such as DNxHD.mov, in a proper setting.
To be frank with you, it's not hard as you imagine as long as you have downloaded the professional yet easy-to-use Brorsoft MXF video converter for Mac. With its help, you are capable of converting C300 Mark II 4K MXF to DNxHD format, the compatible video format with Avid, with lossless quality at faster speed so that you can edit the footages in Avid Media Composer without any problem. Besides, the program is developed with some useful editing features, including merging several clips into one for easy importing, downsizing the files for editing and storage, adding text/image/video to original files, adding subtitles, replacing original audio tracks, etc. If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to Brorsoft MXF Video Converter for Windows, which has the same function as the Mac version.
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Step 1: Install and run C300 MKII MXF Converter on Mac. Drag and drop MXF videos to this software. Or you can click "Add" button to import your 4K XF-AVC MXF videos to the program.
Step 2: Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Avid Media Composer.
Step 3: Tap convert button to start transcoding C300 MKII 4K MXF to DNxHD for Avid MC.
Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the "Settings" button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.
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