How to Use the New Canon C300 MKII 4K MXF in Avid MC for Editing?

Summary: The Avid Media Composer 5/6/7 won’t import MXF files from your Canon C300 Mark II? The easy workaround is to transcode C300 MKII MXF recordings to Avid MC natively supported format – DNxHD .mov. Here is a quick-stare guide for you.

Canon C300 MKII with Avid – 5min clips?

“The edit assistants ingested a heap of C300 Mark II rushes yesterday. It was 2 cameras that recorded interviews with genlocked tc. They came in as 5:30 chunks. So I had about 50 clips all at that length. I had to make 25 groups in Avid and then place them all in the timeline. Ball ache anyone? I asked them WTF had happened? They said that the C300 Mark II spans clips in 5 minute chunks and that there was nothing they could do about it? I told them that they were wrong and I would get back to them with the solution. Any ideas peeps?”

“Hey Everyone, I’m working on a show that is shooting on the new C300 MarkII, it shoots in a new AVC Intra H.264 mxf file format. I think I know the answer but I can’t find anywhere that AVID supports this or will support this. We plan on ama linking to the footage and transcoding to DNxHD but are we able to do this ?? ?? “

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 MKII camcorder can help you to record high quality 4K MXF footages, but usually it can make video editing a real nightmare. 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 UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. With this program, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs.

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1.Free download and install MXF Video Converter Win or Mac Version, run it as the best Canon C300 Mark II MXF to Avid converter.

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2.Import Canon C300 MKII video files to this Avid DNxHD converter, and then choose output format, here you can click and choose Editing Software -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov). this is native codec and format for Avid editing.


3.You can customize the output parameters by clicking settings button, adjust the resolution, bitrate and others as you want.

4.Click convert button to start converting Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Avid Media Composer with this best MXF to DNxHD converter.

When the software finished the Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Avid DNxHD conversion, you can import these converted videos to Avid MC for editing natively, just take a free try, hope this Canon C300 MKII 4K video converter can help you.

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