Summary: How to make Avid Media Composer works well with 4K MXF clips from Canon C300 Mark II? If you are puzzled with this question, you may find a satisfactory answer in this post. It explains a best way to convert 4K MXF to DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid MC smoothly.
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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. Besides Canon C300 Mark II uses Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. This provides faster and more accurate autofocusing to assist users when operating with small crews. 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 Canon C300 Mark II camcorder can help you to record high quality 4K MXF footages, but usually it can make video 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 MXF files into Avid MC 7. Since the files come out natively as MXF, I know I can pull them right into Avid, but the file structure coming off the card, it has been presenting issues.”
Many Canon high-end camcorder users have the need to edit recorded MXF files in Avid Media Composer, but sometime it is not easy to import 4K MXF files to Avid, because the MXF video codec is not native for Avid Media Composer. Avid MC usually said the C300 Mark II 4K MXF files are not supported, so you can’t import and edit Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF files with Avid smoothly.
Main Supported Video Formats for Avid Media Composer:
DNxHD: This is Avid’s baby. All kinds of DNxHD are supported natively via either of the import methods mentioned above.
H.264: H.264 is the ubiquitous codec, and it looks like it will stay for quite some time. Avid Media Composer supports H.264 natively, via AMA as mentioned above.
MPEG-4: Like H.264, Avid Media Composer supports MPEG-4 natively, via AMA as mentioned above. The QuickTime plug-ins are installed by default.
In this case, what’s the best solution to import and edit C300 Mark II 4K MXF files with Avid MC? Absolutely, it’s to convert 4K MXF to DNxHD, native supported video format for Avid Media Composer as mentioned above. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Pavtube iMixMXF. With this program, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/imixmxf-mac/
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- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-iMixMXF/3000-2194_4-76171460.html
How to convert Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Avid MC on Mac?
Step 1: Download and install the program from the website or click the free trial icon. Then, launch the best iMixMXF and load your original MXF files in with “Add video” or “Add from folder”. Directly drag files in is available.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD”.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface if you have done all the preparation work. This is the workflow that we need to convert 4K MXF to DNxHD.
Conclusion: OK, everything is ready, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button and instantly edit Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF files in Avid MC.
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