Came upon issues editing Canon EOS C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF footage in Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas? If so, you may wish to read this thread. It displays a workaround to transcode C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF footage for use in Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas without any hassles.
As the latest addition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional cameras, the EOS C300 Mark II features evolutionary updates including a new 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm Cinema CMOS Sensor, new Dual DIGIC DV 5 Processors and a new Canon XF-AVC Codec that allows 10-bit 4:2:2 4K image data to be recorded internally, and an expanded dynamic range of up to 15 stops.
The EOS C300 Mark II uses Canon’s new XF-AVC codec that compresses the camera’s 4K image data at a high level of quality for internal recording using CFast 2.0 memory cards. However, most major NLEs currently do not natively support the new XF-AVC codec. If you are planning on editing C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF footage in NLEs like Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas, you will need to convert them to an intermediate format that is compatible with your editing program prior. The format conversion will ensure a fast and fluid editing workflow.
With HD Video Converter installed, you are able to convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC recordings to best suitable file format for use in Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas. Read on to find a quick guide on how to process C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC file conversion for Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas editing.
[Guide] How to transcode C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC video for working with Avid, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas?
Follow these steps
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best C300 Mark II XF-AVC Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
1. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple video files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge’ option, you can combine the selected video clips into a single file.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to DNxHD for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
2) Convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
3) Transcode C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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