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Transcode Canon XC10 4k MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer

Summary: Can’t import Canon XC10 MXF video to Avid Media Composer? In this article, we will give you the answer how to import and edit Canon XC10 4K MXF in Avid MC 5/6/7 smoothly.

Canon’s new XC10 is a new high-end video camcorder that shoots cinema 4K, 4K UHD, and Full HD. Generally, we can install Canon XF, MXF plug-in and then import Canon MXF to Avid Media Composer natively via AMA. While, something frustrating when importing Canon XC10 MXF to Avid Media Composer, some error messages like missing codec, looped audio, etc occurred from time to time. It seems that we need an alternative way to resolve the issue.

Look further, we found Avid recommends DNxHD or XDCAM codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the first choice. So if want to get Avid Media Composer work perfectly with Canon XC10 4K MXF videos, the easy workaround is to convert XC10 MXF to DNxHD .mov with 3rd party software. Overall, UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is the first and best choice.

This Mac MXF converter can easily transcode Canon XC10 4K/1080P MXF to Avid Media Composer preferred DNxHD MOV video without quality loss. Actually, it can generates kinds of professional editing format/codec for filmmakers to use in different NLE apps, such as MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/Adobe After Effects, AIC .mov for iMovie/Final Cut Express, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X and more. If you are on Window PC, please get the MXF Converter. Just download it and follow the workflow using Avid MC with Canon XC10 footage.

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How to transcode Canon XC10 MXF files to Avid Media Composer 7/6/5?

Step 1. Add source videos

Launch the professional Canon MXF Converter Mac, and then click “Add video” button to browse and load your source files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add from folder” tab.

Step 2. Choose output format for Avid MC

Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow “Avid Media Composer” > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)” as select it a as the target format.

Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 3. Start Canon XC10 MXF to Avid Media Composer conversion

When the former steps finished, you can press “Convert” button to start converting Canon XC10 (4K) MXF files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process is done, click “Open” button to get the generated files which can be directly imported to Avid MC.

Additional Tips:

If you want to edit Canon as well as Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM HD MXF media in Final Cut Pro, please choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg)”. This MXF to DNxHD Converter can meet almost all of your demands.