Showing posts with label mxf to avid converter for mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mxf to avid converter for mac. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Best MXF to Avid MC Converter- Bringing .MXF files into Avid Media Composer

This guide shows how to transcode MXF files natively for use in Avid Media Composer with best Mac MXF to Avid converter.

MXF, a container format, is created by the high-definition camcorders like Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 502, HVX200 and Canon XF300/XF305 to store video, audio, and programmed data. The recording video is high definition and keeps the high quality.

When importing and editing these MXF videos in Avid Media Composer, uses always encounter video and audio problems, as the Avid Media Composer doesn't support HD videos well due to the codec. Most of the editors I've talked to say they generally link to the H.264 MXF files via AMA, then transcode in Media Composer. But many of them have met unexpected problems. We'd like to find something we can run on a few Mac Pros that would allow us to transcode the MXF media ahead of time, so we can avoid transcoding on import.

So if you want to edit your MXF files on the Avid Media Composer, you need to convert it to Avid DNxHD video format first, so you can import it for the further editing. This article will show you the easy way to import MXF recordings into Avid Media Composer, including v5/v5.5/v6/v6.5..

Here we would like to introduce an all-in-one iMedia Converter for Mac - a professional Pavtube MXF to Avid Converter for Mac, it's not only able to convert Canon,Sony, Panasonic MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer, but also can convert various MXF files from different camcorder to suitable format for FCP (X), iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Android/Apple iOS/Windows portable devices and so on.


1. It also provides try-before-purchase service, click here to download a free trial version;
2. A windows version is available for windows users: MXF to Avid Converter.

Now get your program installed and let’s begin!

How to Convert MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV on Mac?

Step 1. Install and launch the Mac MXF to Avid Converter, click ‘add videos’ to load individual videos, or click ‘add from folder’ to load the entire folder.

Step 2. Click “Format” and choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the best output format for editing MXF video files in Avid MC.

Optional: You can also click “Settings” – which is marked as step 3 in screenshot – to set up frame rate, video quality, bitrate and check the generated file size.

Step 3. Click “Convert” and let it go! It will help to shut down computer if you have many videos to convert.! Ok now you can click “Open” to locate your converted MXF videos and load it to Avid Media Composer.

- Trim, combine, de-interlace MXF footage, capture MXF frame.

Trim MXF clips: Click "Edit" to enter video editor, by default the "Trim" tab is activated, so just set start time and end time to include the duration you want to remain, cutting others out.

Combine/Join MXF files: If you would like to join several files together, just select these files and check the Merge into one box.

De-interlace MXF footage: Some footage may be saved as interlaced video with Juggled edges and ghosting. In that case you can set deinterlace effect to eliminate the combing. Follow "Edit"-> "Effect"-> "Deinterlacing".

Capture frame from MXF recordings: To thumbnail video frame, you may click the "Snapshoot" button when it plays to your favorable frame.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Edit Canon XF100 MXF video with Avid Media Composer 6.5, 6 or 5.5 on Mac

To get Avid Media Composer work perfectly with MXF files from Canon XF100, a best way is to convert MXF to DNxHD MOV at first.

"I have got a Canon XF100 camcorder, I recorded many 1080p clips with Canon XF100 in .MXF format. now I would like to import these projects to Avid media composer for editing. What I want is to edit Canon MXF files natively in Avid on Macbook, what video codec should I use? Can you recommend some software which can do MXF to Avid conversion natively?"

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 MXF files to Avid, because the MXF video codec is not native for Avid Media Composer 6.5, 6 or 5.5. In order to edit Canon XF100 MXF video natively, the best way is to convert Canon XF100 MXF to DNxHD codec MOV format, and then you can edit Canon XF100 in Avid natively without rendering.

Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is the best choice, I have use this tools for some time, and I also rewrap Canon C300 MXF files to Avid Media Composer natively on Mac, this software can deal nearly all kinds of MXF videos, it can convert Canon XF100 MXF files natively for Avid Media Composer on Mac, that is to convert XF100 MXF video to XDCAM codec MOV format, and then you can edit Canon XF100 MXF files natively in Avid. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

1. Download Pavtube MXF to Avid converter for Mac, and follow the prompts to install the program. Click "Finish" when the installation is complete, and Pavtube MXF to Avid converter will launch automatically.

2. Click "Add" to load XF100 MXF video files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of Merge into one. You could view the files in preview window, simply highlight the file and click play button.

3. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. The program offers particular output formats for Avid. Just click the format bar and choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov).

4. You can click "Settings" if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like ideo Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels. Do not forget to click "OK" to confirm your settings. Then type in a desired output location in the "Output" box.

5. Click "Convert" to start to transcode Canon XF100 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV video. You can set auto shutdown in progress window or leave it there and come back later.

After conversion you could edit the converted Canon MXF videos in Avid smoothly.


Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one bluray ripper for Mac, Mac DVD Ripper, and Video Converter for Mac. can convert 1080p cameras/camcorders footages to editable HD video formats for non-linear editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. The HD footage can be compressed to SD video clips for storage when you wanna save storage space. The Mac iMedia Converter is also able to extract audios from Blu-ray discs, DVDs and videos for media players with high quality and fast conversion speed.

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