Although having installed the AMA plug-in and 2.0 of the Canon XF plugin, you will still find it unable to play and import Canon C300 MXF footages to Avid Media Composer on Mac. You will only get the notice that "Only MXF files created by XDCAM hardware devices are currently supported". Since both Canon and Avid firmly state that the Avid v5 can handle XF files, you can not rely on them to give you a solution. You have to find a third party software help you bridge your C300 MXF footages with Avid Media Composer.
Step 1: Instal and launch the best MXF to Avid Converter on Mac. Click the button “File” to add MXF files to it. Tips: 1. If you want to merge MXF files, just need to check the “Merge into one” box. 2. You shouldn’t move the single MXF video out of the whole MXF whole structure folder, or the MXF video would be wrong such as without audio.
Step 2: Click on “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Avid Studio> Avid DNxHD(*.mov). The Avid DNxHD(*.mov) format is the only available format when your Avid Media Composer is installed on Mac OS X Lion. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs or as original (59.94fps) and optimize the output file quality. You can refer to the screen shot below. Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 29.97 or 30 fps, video size as 1920*1080 and select the audio channels as 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in Avid Media Composer. If you import the converted files via AMA, please set stereo as channels, which will be more suitable for AMA.
When the MXF to DNxHD conversion process with MXF to Avid Converter is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for Avid Media Composer by clicking on “import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily put the converted Canon EOS C300 MXF files to Avid Media Composer for editing in perfect sync of video and audio without quality loss.
How To Import/Edit Media from Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 on Avid/FCP
Summary: Follow this article you will know how to solve Sony PMW-100 HD422 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro X and Avid on Mac.
Question: "I've been given some MXF files that were made by a Sony PMW-100 XDCAM camera. How do i import those files to FCP X and Avid Media Composer? I read a bit and I concluded to Calibrated. Is there another way, maybe a freeware utility?"
From above words of one Sony PMW-100 XDCAM users we find that the user has the confusion how to import Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X and Avid. We also searched the solution, we find out one solution is to download and install the PMW-100 XDCAM Transfer application, but some users would still meet the trouble due to its complex procedures. Here we’d like to introduce one easier solution for you.
First of all, we highly recommend the Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for you, which allows you to convert/transcode Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer compatible format Apple ProRes/DNxHD easily and quickly that you just need a few clicks. Below, we give you the step-by-step guide. Before follow the guide, you need to download and install the best Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF to FCP X/Avid MC Converter on your Mac OS X Lion.
Guide: Convert Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X/Avid on Mac OS X Lion.
Download and run Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac. Connect Sony PMW-100 XDCAM camcorder to your Mac computer hard drive via USB cable. Click the button "File" to add Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files, or directly drag and drop your Sony XDCAM HD MXF files.
Step 2: Select an output format for FCP X and Avid Media Composer and set the output folder.
Click on the "Format" and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s the best format for editing in FCP X, if you need to edit in Avid, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid native editing.
Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters. Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Click the "Convert" button; it will convert Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Apple ProRes/DNxHD for FCP X and Avid Media Composer on Mac immediately. After the Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF to Apple ProRes/DNxHD for FCP X and Avid Media Composer on Mac conversion, you will be able to get the output files for FCP X and Avid Media Composer via clicking on "Open" button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import the converted Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF videos to FCP X or Avid Media Composer freely for further editing without any trouble.
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Convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic recorded MXF clips to MOV for editing in FCP/FCE/iMovie/Avid on Mac
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Summary: In this article, you can learn How to convert recorded MXF clips to MOV for editing on Mac, it will help you solve the problems you encountered like importing MXF in FCP 6/7/X, editing MXF in iMovie or FCE, Avid Media Composer workflow with MXF files.
Professional camcorders are widely used in our daily life like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, etc. Most of professional HD camcorders are used MXF as recorded formats. MXF is an open container or wrapper format for professional digital video and audio media, but it is not compatible with most players like QuickTime, iTunes, etc. So many people don't know how to play MXF on Quicktime or edit MXF files with iMovie/FCP/Avid/Premiere on Mac.
Part I: Software Requirement:
Pavtube MXF Converter ([b]Windows[/b] or [b]Mac[/b]) is mainly used to convert MXF videos recorded by Canon XF series, Panasonic P2 series, and [b]Sony[/b] XDCAM series to FCP, FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iPhoto 8/9/11, CyberLink PowerDirector, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc. This is top mxf video converter in the market, it will help you transcode mxf to mov, mkv, etc.