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Transcode/Edit Canon C300 MXF in in Avid Media Composer

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Canon EOS C300 -A new style of digital Cine camera, serving the evolving needs of today's cinematographer. More than just a camera, it mark the beginning of a whole new system for the motion picture industry. Form factor, ergonomics, image processing and lenses - re-imagined to tailor the experience of shooting to the needs of professional cinematography crews.

But according to Avid users' say on the forum, EOS C300 seems not to be so perfect. For example, have you met the warn: "Exception: MXFDomain_INIT_FAILD.file::storage:Hoodienrk.mxf" or the error message saying that you can not import the file into a bin while you trying to edit Canon C300 MXF in Avid Media Composer?

The answer is probably yes! Although having installed the AMA plug-in and 2.0 of the Canon XF plugin, you will still find it unable to play and import Canon C300 MXF to Avid MC on Mac. So you have to find a third party software help you bridge your C300 MXF footages with Avid Media Composer.

Here Brorsoft MXF to Avid DNxHD Converter can help you to convert and deinterlace Canon C300 1080i MXF to DNxHD, the compatible video format for Avid MC, on Mac OS X without any video and audio problem, thus your Mac and Avid Media Composer can recognize your C300 footages. 
(NOTE:This professional MXF Converter for Mac is also good at transferring MXF footages from Canon C300 to Final Cut Pro, including FCP 6/7 and FCP X, FCE, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, etc. You can change your Mac editing softwares without worries about the incomaptibility problem with MXF and your editing software.)

NEXT, may the following steps on transcoding Canon C300 MXF to DNxHD (MOV) can help you solve the incompatibility problem.
Step 1: Get the MXF Converter for Mac, launch it to add your Canon C300 MXF files;

1. If you want to merge MXF files , just need to check the “Merge into one” box.
2. If you record in two audio tracks, please insert your CF cards into your Mac and copy files from CF cards, thus the MXF to Avid DNxHD Converter will convert all the audio tracks.

Step 2: Click on “ Format” and you will get a dropdown menu , then move you pointer to Avid Studio > Avid DNxHD(*.mov).

Step 3:  Adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface in Profile Settings by clicking Settings on the main interface according to your needs to optimize the output file quality. If you have no special requirement, the step can be skipped.

Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 29.97 or 30 fps, video size as 1920*1080 and select the audio channels as 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in Avid Media Composer, if you are shoot in 60i. But for 50i users, the 25fps is the better option for you.

Step 4: Click the button for "Convert" and you will strat converting/deinterlacing EOS C300 MXF to Avid DNxHD immediately.

When the MXF to DNxHD conversion process with MXF to Avid Converter is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for Avid Media Composer by clicking on “import” button effortlessly.

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