How to import Canon C500 MXF files to Avid Media Composer

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How to import Canon C500 MXF files to Avid Media Composer

Postby lydia622520 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:00 am

Summary: Along with Brorsoft’s MXF Converter for Mac, you can easily convert and import Canon C500 MXF footage into Avid Media Composer 6.0/7.0 for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).


I’ve been researching possible workflows for Canon C500 and Avid Media Composer, as I will work with the Canon C500 footage. As you know, Canon C500 is an awesome camcorder. With it you can shot videos with Canon's XF Codec -a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper. However, I found many users complained the problems when trying to edit Canon C500 footage in Avid MC.

In fact, MXF is not a good editing format for NLE system including Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Although, there are AMA plug-ins launched like Canon XF plug-in to solve the importing problems, when you transferring MXF files from C500 to Avid MC, there are still some incompatible problems come up. Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the Avid Media Composer program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way.

This MXF file converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the Canon C500, C300, Canon XF100, XF305 and even Panasonic P2 MXF files transcoded, edited on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. For Windows user, MXF Converter is the choice.

Converting Canon C500 MXF to DNxHD for Avid media Composer

Step 1: Install and launch the Canon MXF to Avid converter Mac. Click Add button to load individual videos for converting.


Step 2: Click Format preset and choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best video format for editing Canon MXF files in Avid as well as good video quality.


Tip: You can also click Settings to fix the frame rate, bitrate, audio and video quality to your needs.

Step 3: Hit “Convert” button to start Canon C500 MXF to DNxHD .mov conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, you can import the converted C500 files to Avid Media Composer (6.0/.6.5/7.0) for smooth playback and editing. No more worries about the Canon C500 incompatibility with Avid Media Composer.

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