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C700 MXF Transferring - Transcode Canon C700 XF-AVC MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC 8.5/8

September 22, 2016

Wanna to solve the problems while using XF-AVC MXF (Canon EOS C700) files in Avid and want to make a smooth editing ? Luckily, you can read on the atricle to learn more.

Common Issues with C700 MXF in Avid:
- Avid is not able to import the XF-AVC .MXF video clip;
- Avid Media Composer crashes after C700 MXF file imported;
- AMA plug-in doesn’t work;
- No audio in MXF from MXF after imported to Avid

A common solution to get Avid Media Composer to ingest Canon C700 MXF files natively is to transcode the XF-AVC MXF to DNxHD format, which is best supported by Media Composer.



The article mainly shows you how to transcode Canon C700 MXF files to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer in detail so that you can get Avid Media Composer work with MXF footage smoothly.

Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. To do that, you can use Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which supports optimized presets for Avid Media Composer.

Pros

I really like the software from Brorsoft company, expecially this MXF converter for only $29.95. It assists me to convert many MXF videos recorded by Canon to MOV/MPG/MP4 format. I can play these videos on my iPad and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro with no problem.

Cons

Have not found yet.

Summary

I converted some movies and they look great.
Perfect software.

For Windows users, please get MXF Converter.



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How to Convert Canon C700 4K MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV

The quick start guide below uses MXF Converter Windows screenshots. The way to rewrap MXF files for Avid on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer's operating system.

Step 1: Run the best MXF Converter, click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to load your source C700 MXF files. When the MXF files are loaded to the program, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.



Step 2. Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.



Tips:

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: Click "Convert" button and the Canon C700 XF-AVC MXF files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Avid Media Composer 8.5.3 perfectly.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit MXF files in Prermiere Pro or Vegas Pro, you just need to choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format in the second step. If you're using a Mac and want to use MXF files in Final Cut Pro, please choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output; for iMovie and FCE, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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