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Edit Canon MXF on Avid – Convert Canon XF205/XF200 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV

This article is a tutorial to convert Canon XF205/XF200 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV. If you have problem to import Canon C300/ XF100/ XF105 to Avid, it is also helps.

Further building upon the successful features of the XF105 and XF100 Professional Camcorders, the Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders support two recording formats – MXF, a file format used by broadcast stations, and MP4, which offers high versatility through its compatibility with various viewing and content providers such as web browsers and television news outlets.

Though Canon MXF is great video format to record high-definition videos, it is not easy to import and edit Canon XF205 MXF video in Avid Media Composer directly. Even you have downloaded the AMA plug in but you always still unable to play any clip. It appears in the bin, but error message says unable to play. I have noticed other posts regarding this issue, but none seem to have been resolved. So here introduces MXF Converter for Mac, the fastest workaround to convert transcode  XF205 files to Avid DNxHD MOV.

The quick workaround I’ve worked out is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a MXF to Avid Converter under Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks(10.9). MXF Converter for Mac is stable, clean and safe. More than Canon XF205 to Avid conversion. You can also convert XF 205/200 MXF to MPEG-2 for Premiere, ProRes for FCP, etc. If you’re running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version- MXF Video Converter for Windows.

Below is a step-by-step guide to transcode Canon XF/205/200 MXF clips to Avid.

Step 1: Add MXF files to the converter
Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon XF205/200 to Mac Hard Drive, and then click the “add files” button to browse to import source MXF videos.

import mxf to avid

Step 2: Choose Avid Media Composer editable format
Click on “ Format” and you will get a dropdown menu , then move you pointer to Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov).
Tips: You can click settings button to customize the output video parameters as you want, such as video resolution, video bitrate, etc.

convert mxf to avid
Step 3: Start converting MXF to Avid MC MOV.
Click “Convert” button and the selected MXF files will be converted to DNxHD .mov immediately. You may check the converting progress and set auto shutdown in the
conversion window. After conversion, click “Open” to find converted footage for importing to Avid Media Composer

April 29, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Avid Media ComposerMXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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