Couldn’t figure out a way to work with Canon EOS C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF video in Pinnacle Studio? This post may give you a clue. It displays a workaround to transcode C300 Mark II XF-AVC content to DV AVI for use in Pinnacle Studio fluidly.
Issues importing C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF to Pinnacle Studio
“Hi, all, does anyone know how to import Canon XF-AVC media into Pinnacle Studio 18.5 Ultimate (the most recent version)? I am having issues loading XF-AVC MXF content from the new Canon EOS C300 Mark II to Pinnacle. Is there any workaround to make Pinnacle Studio recognize XF-AVC files? Please kindly suggest a solution if you know. Any replies would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.”
XF-AVC is a new 4K-capable codec announced by Canon that Pinnacle Studio does not yet support. To be able to work with C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF video in Pinnacle Studio smoothly, we would recommend transcoding them to DV AVI format prior, which Pinnacle will recognize and handle well. Even if you are reluctant to use third party software, we are afraid you will have to process format conversion for a fluid editing workflow. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert Canon C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF movies to DV AVI for Pinnacle Studio.
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
[Guide] How to encode Canon C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF movies to DV AVI for Pinnacle Studio editing?
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Canon XF-AVC to DV AVI Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video files 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）
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF 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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