Avid Media Composer 7/6.5/6/5.5 won’t read MXF files- Solution
Summary: A quick tutorial teaches you how to convert MXF files for Avid MC, so that you can import MXF into Avid Media Composer 7/6.5/6/5.5 flawlessly.
I have some wonderful footage in MXF format. What I wanna know is how can I handle these MXF clips in Avid Media Composer. So I have scoured the internet, tried everything I could find. And I have a decent solution- converting MXF to Avid Media Composer native supported format DNxHD. mov.
MXF files are often produced by high-end cameras and camcorders, like Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, and Canon XF300/XF305, C300 to store video, audio, and programmed data. However, MXF as a container format, still can not be natively or directly supported by many professional video editing programs including Avid Media Composer. The uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. As I mentioned above, a best solution to importing MXF to Avid MC is to transcode MXF files to Avid.
Overall, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is just one of the best Avid MXF Converter for you to transcode MXF files for Avid smooth editing on Mac (Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). The program is capable of converting Canon XF as well as Sony XDCAM and Panasonic P2 MXF to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5/7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more. If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version - MXF Converter. Now take a look at the brief guide below.
Transcode MXF videos to Avid MC for smoothly editing
Before starting MXF file conversion, connect your camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Please keep the whole MXF file structure to HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).
1. Add MXF files to this top MXF to NDxHD Converter
Launch Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, and click the “Add Files” button to load .mxf videos for converting.
2. Choose DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer
Click on the “Format” bar and choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the target format.
PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
3. Converting MXF to Avid Media Composer
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the MXF conversion on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the DNxHD .mov videos which can be directly imported to Avid Media Composer. You’ve done.
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