How do I edit Canon XF-AVC MXF video in Pinnacle Studio? If you are getting into a trouble working with XF-AVC MXF video in Pinnacle Studio, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to convert XF-AVC MXF video to DV AVI for use in Pinnacle Studio with optimum performance.
Canon Inc. has announced the development of XF-AVC, a new proprietary video format for the efficient recording of high-image-quality 4K, 2K and HD video footage. Mainly targeting professional-use 4K video camcorders, XF-AVC will deliver enhanced workflows across various stages of the production process, from shooting to editing. XF-AVC employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression format and uses MXF file format as the wrapper.
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If you run into a trouble importing XF-AVC MXF video to Pinnacle Studio for further editing, you may need to convert them first. That means you convert XF-AVC files to an intermediate codec (DV .avi e.g.) that is best suited for use in Pinnacle before editing, and then you can expect a fast and fluid post production workflow between XF-AVC and Pinnacle Studio.
To get access to file conversion, third party converter software is required. Considering the ease of use and excellent output quality, we would recommend HD Video Converter – a converter app that is able to recognize a wide variety of file formats as input, such as XF-AVC, XAVC, XAVC S, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, AVCHD, ProRes .mov, DNxHD .mov, MXF, MOV, H.264, MP4, and more.
How can I get Pinnacle Studio to recognize XF-AVC MXF video files?
To make Pinnacle Studio work with XF-AVC MXF video files, you require a simple XF-AVC MXF to DV AVI conversion. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional XF-AVC to Pinnacle Studio DV AVI Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select DV AVI as output format for Pinnacle Studio.
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
In case that you don’t know which DV format is best suited for Pinnacle Studio, you can switch to ‘HD AVI’ format under ‘HD Video’ column. This format can also work in Pinnacle with good quality.
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.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (Optional)
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: Click ‘Convert’ to start XF-AVC video to AVI conversion for Pinnacle Studio.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated DV AVI or HD AVI files for using in Pinnacle Studio with optimum performance.
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