Import and Edit Canon C500 MXF files into Avid MC on Mac

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Import and Edit Canon C500 MXF files into Avid MC on Mac

Postby jacknjchn » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:08 am

Summary: This article is aim to help you to find the best method for editing Canon C500 MXF in Avid Media Composer Mac, just import and Convert Canon C500 MXF clips to Avid MC Avid DHxHD (*.mov) with the TOP MXF Converter for Canon EOS C500 within 4 simple steps.

The new Canon C500 which takes the CMOS-based system even further is just hitting the streets. The video is recorded in-camera to CF card at a rate of 50Mbps. For those counting, that means it's a broadcast-ready data rate which will be of high enough quality for companies such as the BBC and Sky to accept for transmission. The other advantage, of course, is that this footage is easily accessible via computer and all modern editing packages. This makes it especially attractive to independent film-makers who don't have access to expensive professional editing suites.
While Canon EOS C500 MXF files still can not smoothly imported to Avid Media Composer for editing , as the MPEG-2 codec and .MXF codec is not compatible with Avid MC . So to solve this issue, we need a professional and powerful converting tool for us to transcode Canon C500 MXF to best codec for Avid- DNxHD MOV. Brorsoft MXF to Avid DNxHD Converter for Mac is highly recommended to 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.

Following is a detailed guide about how to import Canon C500 MXF files into Avid Media Composer on Mac in 4 Simple Steps.

Step 1. Launch this excellent program and run it on you mac, click “Add Video” button to load your source MXF clips. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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