Haven’t figured out a proper way to import Canon C300 Mark II XF-AVC footage to EDIUS for further editing? If so, you may wish to read this post. It explains a workaround to transcode C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to EDIUS preferred file format for editing.
Issues importing C300 Mark II XF-AVC recordings to EDIUS 6
“Hi, guys, I’m working with Edius 6.08 on i7 running Win 7 64 bit 6 GB RAM. I just have my new Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera last week. I started out by filming my son’s volleyball seasons. I’m having issues importing C300 Mark II XF-AVC recordings to EDIUS 6. EDIUS 6 seems not to recognize XF-AVC format at all. How can I go through this? I learned that EDIUS 8 will be able to handle the new XF-AVC recordings. But due to upgrade fees, I haven’t even upgraded to EDIUS 7. Is there any workaround to solve the incompatibility issue? Please suggest. Thanks.”
Grass Valley has claimed EDIUS 8 is ‘the first nonlinear editing system to support Canon’s recently announced XF-AVC video format.’ For those who still work with its old version and don’t want to upgrade to EDIUS version 8, we would recommend transcoding C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF to a format that is best suitable for use in EDIUS first, such as DNxHD .mov and ProRes .mov. You may follow the guide below to learn a way of converting C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF footage for use in Edius fluidly.
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
Canon C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF and Edius workflow – how to convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files for editing in Edius?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a professional Canon XF-AVC to EDIUS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.
Step 2: Select output format for EDIUS
This converter provides a wide variety of formats as output. You can select a format that is natively supported by EDIUS as target, such as ‘WMV’ and ‘MOV’ under ‘HD Video’ column and ‘DNxHD .mov’ under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column. (The Mac version also provides ‘ProRes’ output under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column)
Convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXFfiles to HD WMV for EDIUS
Transcode C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to DNxHD .mov for EDIUS
Encode C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to ProRes .mov for EDIUS
Step 3: Modify 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 conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start file conversion. As soon as the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the exported files for working in EDIUS easily and directly.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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