Open and Edit Canon XC15 4K MXF videos in Avid

Looking for a simple workaround of Canon XC15 4K MXF videos in Avid? In this post, you will know how to easily edit Canon XC15 4K MXF videos in Avid.

The new Canon XC15 builds on the design of the previously-releases XC10 and aims to capture high-quality 4K video images in a lightweight form factor. Like the XC10 did, it supports 4K video recording with XF-AVC Intra codec in an MXF wrapper. While the codecs offered by XC15 are not so compatible with NLEs including Avid Media Composer.

According to Canon official website, users can therefore link to Canon XF media with Canon XF AMA plugin. However, according to users’ feedback like above user, they still met issues while linking Canon XC15 MXF videos to Avid via AMA plugin.

“I received some recordings from my client. And the videos are captured by Canon XC15. What I need to do is to import and edit Canon XC15 4K videos in Avid. However, it seems that the Canon XF AMA plugin is useless to me. I got nothing but some error messages. What is your workflow?”

In this case, how can we solve Canon XC15 4K MXF videos to Avid Media Composer issue? In fact, a professional third party program will solve the trouble perfectly.

Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended that can help you transcode Canon XC10 MXF to Avid compatible DNxHD codec. Besides, this software can also transcode MXF files for editing in FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, etc NLEs. If you are running on PC, please get MXF Converter. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your Canon XC15 XF-AVC MXF videos to Avid.

How to Import Canon XC15 4K files to Avid

Step 1: Install and run Canon MXF Converter on Mac. Drag and drop Canon XC15 videos to this software.(Or click “Add” button on the main interface to import the video.)

Step 2: Click format column to choose “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format for Avid if you want to edit 4K MXF files in Avid.

Step 3: Finally, press the big “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon XC15 files to DNxHD for Avid MC.

Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion .