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Transcode Canon C500 MXF files into Avid Media Composer with DNxHD MOV on Mac

The Canon C500 is released with plenty of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the great importance. The Canon EOS C500 shots videos with Canon’s XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper. Although, there are some related plug-ins launched like Canon XF plug-in to solve the importing problems, when you transferring MXF files from C500 to Avid MC, problems still come up.
canon c500 to avid
The main reason for the importing issues is the MXF format is not compatible with Avid Media Composer; the MPEG-2 codec and .MXF codec is not well for editing. To solve the problems, you just need to transcode Canon C500 MXF to best codec for Avid- DNxHD MOV. MXF to Avid DNxHD Converter for Mac is a professional and powerful converting tool for you, applying which you can convert Canon C500 MXF to DNxHD, the compatible video format for Avid MC on Mac OS X without any video and audio problem. Plus, if you got 1080i MXF video from Canon C500, it can help you to deinterlace your files first for easier editing.
Now follow the detailed steps how to make EOS C500 MXF editable for Avid MC on Mac.

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1. Once launch the program, click “Add Video” button to load your source MXF clips. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
Tip: If you wanna combine MXF files, you can tick off the “Merge” box.
import mxf
2. Click on “Format” bar and from the dropdown menu to select “Avid Media Composer > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)” as target format. This format is specially designed for using in Media Composer, for editing Canon C500 MXF in Media Composer with the best quality.
mxf profile with avid
3. Go to the Profile Settings interface by clicking Settings icon to optimize the output file quality according to your needs. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30 fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Avid, if you shot in 60i. But for source 50i frame rate, the 25fps is the better option for you.
set mxf files
4. When above steps finished, you can click “Convert” button to start converting Canon C500 MXF clips to Avid DNxHD on Mac OS X for editing in Avid MC with a super fast speed.
After the conversion, you can simply click “Open” button to get the generated files and then import Canon C500 MXF into Avid MC to do further editing.

June 8, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Avid Media ComposerMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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