Collected a lot of MXF videos from Canon XF100/XF105/C300 and wanna edit MXF files in Avid? This article will teach you how to do.
“I’ve been hearing some fantastic things about the Canons that it has released a XF plugin for Canon XF100/XF105/C300 MXF users for easily editing in Avid or other NLEs. However, I still can’t import MXF files shot on canon C300 into. Waiting for your simple solution.”
On March 5, 2014, Canon released XF Plugin for Canon users. You can download the same XF plug-in on the Drivers & Software areas for the XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305 and C500 from Canon Official website.
If for some reason the XF Plugin for Avid not working, you may need to use a conversion application to transcode Canon MXF footage to DNxHD, a format that is well compatible with Avid. Here comes Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which supports optimized presets for Avid Media Composer. Besides Avid, you can also export ProRes, AIC, MPEG-2 and more files for editing in Final Cut Pro, iMovie/FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly. If you running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version – MXF Converter. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Import Canon XF100/XF105/C300 to Avid
Step 1. Install and launch the Canon MXF to Avid Media Composer converter. Click the Add button to import your Canon XF100/XF105/C300 MXF videos to the program. Or you can drag&drop the files into the program directly.
Step 2. Click “Format” and move your pointer to “Avid Media Composer” Category and choose “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output.
Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.
Step 3. Finally, click “Convert” button and your Canon XF100/XF105/C300 MXF files will be converted into DNxHD .mov. Once the conversion finished, it is ready to be imported into Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8.