Poor performance with XAVC l MXF footage in Avid? This article will teach you how to freely edit XAVC l MXF video clips in Avid with DNxHD codec.
AMA last updated on May 9, 2017 offers the best experience while editing XAVC l MXF videos in Avid. In fact, there are other ways for you to open XAVC Long Gop footage in Avid.
Sony’s Catalyst applications now supports direct export to DNx if you prefer to have your material go straight into the Avid library without AMA. Also you can use Resolve or other transcoding apps to prepare DNx files for Media Composer.
What I used is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac which allows users to encode XAVC l MXF files with the Avid DNxHD codec under Mac OS X (Macos Sierra). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony XAVC l MXF to edit in Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more without problems. If you are running a Windows PC, please turn to MXF Converter. Below is how.
How to Import XAVC l MXF clips to Avid
Step One: Run the best Sony XAVC MXF Converter, click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load your source MXF files.
Step Two: Click “Format” and move your pointer to “Avid Media Composer” Category and choose “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.
Step Three: Tap “Convert” button and the Sony XAVC l MXF files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.