Importing MXF files to Avid Media Composer for editing

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Importing MXF files to Avid Media Composer for editing

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:59 am

Summary: To get Avid Media Composer work perfectly with MXF files, a best way is to convert MXF to DNxHD MOV, something ensuring best results when using .MXF footage in Avid. Here is how.

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As one of the most popular non-linear editing systems, the Avid Media Composer allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. Although Avid claims that Media Composer after 1.5 support MXF importing. However, when importing and editing MXF videos from Canon/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM in Avid Media Composer, users always encounter video and audio problems, as .mxf format is efficient, but simply isn't engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Well, Avid DNxHD format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. So, before transferring MXF files to Avid Media Composer, you'd better first convert MXF to DNxHD MOV, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid MC.

If you have problems when using MXF files in Avid and want to make a smooth editing, you can read on the atricle to learn more. The article mainly shows you how to transcode MXF files to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer in detail so that you can get Avid Media Composer work with MXF footage smoothly.

First of all, free download Brorsoft MXF Converter

Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a MXF to Avid DNxHD Converter under Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon/P2/Sony XDCAM MXF to edit in Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle and more without problems. It works well and converts flawlessly. If you running a Mac computer, please turn to the alternative Mac version - MXF Converter for Mac. Below is how.

How to Convert MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV

The quick start guide below uses MXF Converter Windows screenshots. The way to rewrap MXF files for Avid on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer's operating system.

Step 1: load MXF files
Once you run the Avid MXF Converter, click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to load your source MXF files. When the MXF files are loaded to the program, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.


Step 2. Choose output format for MXF to Avid conversion
Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.



If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.


Step 4: Start converting MXF to Avid DNxHD

Click "Convert" button and the Canon/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM MXF files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Avid Media Composer perfectly.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit AVCHD MTS files in Prermiere Pro or Vegas Pro, you just need to choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format in the second step. If you're using a Mac and want to use MTS files in Final Cut Pro, please choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output; for iMovie and FCE, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".

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Re: Importing MXF files to Avid Media Composer for editing

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:08 am

What is MXF?

MXF is the prefix abbreviation of the Material Exchange Format, which supports an array of different streams of coded "essence" as a "container" or "wrapper" format. At present there is no any kind of "wrapper" format to meet all the needs of broadcast production. Many MXF video footages are recorded by high-definition camcorders, like Panasonic P2, canon XF and sony XDCAM series camcorders.

If you are a HD camcorder user, then you might be quite familiar with MXF format. Apart from playback MXF Video on your computer, watch your MXF recordings through Blu-ray Disc Player/PS3, enjoy MXF on portable multi-media devices, moreover, upload MXF Video to YouTube, and broadcast your most Brilliant AVCHD recordings on YouTube is also fantastic. Learn to Convert .MXF files onto Youtube?

Well-know YouTube Supported Video formats:

WebM files (Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codec), MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files - (typically supporting h264 and mpeg4 video codecs and AAC audio codec), AVI (Many cameras output this format - typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM), MPEGPS (Typically supporting MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio), WMV, FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio).

Though there are a wide range of video codec formats, audio codec formats and container formats in use and YouTube supports a very wide variety of them, you still cannot upload your MXF file to YouTube without a decent MXF to YouTube Converter. For instance, Brorsoft [color="#208ece"]MXF to YouTube Converter[/color] is one of the best MXF to YouTube converting program, which fully supports converting your MXF video to YouTube supported formats (FLV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, WebM, MOV, 3GP), meanwhile it will keep the favorable high definition quality and finish MXF to YouTube conversion within shortest time.

Source:Does Youtube support .MXF files-How to upload .mxf files to Youtube

Simple Workflow of Converting MXF files to FLV for uploading to YouTube

P.S. If you’re using a Mac computer, please turn to its Mac version – [color="#208ece"]MXF to FLV Converter for Mac[/color]

Step 1: Download, install and launch the MXF to YouTube Converter, click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button to load the MXF files you’d like to convert. When the footages are loaded to the program, you can preview the videos.


Step 2: Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. To maintain HD video quality, simply follow “Flash Video” -> “FLV-Flash Video Format(*.flv)”.


Step 3: You can customize the A/V parameters based on your personal requirements. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate or codec to meet your requirement.


Step 4: After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic MXF footage to FLV format.

The MXF to FLV Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple MXF files and convert MXF to FLV at one time. You may also merge them into one file by checking the box “Merge into one file” before conversion starts. After conversion you can click “Open” button to get the generated FLV files for uploading to YouTube for sharing.

Related Software:

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac- Especially designed for the AVCHD camera/camcorder users (including Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Leica, etc.) who intend to transcode AVCHD footages, convert MTS/M2TS files at 1080i, 1080p, and 720p to editable format for FCP, iMovie, FCE, iDVD and more other video editing or burning software on Mac OS X.

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter - As the best AVCHD Converter, MTS Converter or M2TS Converter is the best solution for Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Leica, etc users to transcode and convert 1080p/1080i/720p AVCHD/AVCHD Lite/MTS/M2TS videos to all common formats AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MPG, MOV, VOB, 3GP and more.

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