Canon C300 Workflow-Load/Edit Canon C300 footage to Avid Media Composer

Summary:Follow this article to know how to load/edit Canon C300 footage to Avid

Media Composer on your Mac.

"I have footage shot on the Canon EOS C300. i have downloaded the AMA plug in but

am still unable to play any clip. It appears in the bin, but error message says

unable to play. I have noticed other posts regarding this issue, but none seem to

have been resolved. Any clues."

This question is asked by a C300 user, in the forum, many people got problems when

they want to edit C300 MXF footages in Avid MC. The most reason of the problem is

that the C300 video codec is not supported by AMC, so if you want to get yourself

out of the trouble and meet no problem while importing Canon MXF to Avid MC, you

have to find a professional and powerful MXF to Avid DNxHD converter, applying

which you can convert and deinterlace Canon C300 1080i MXF to DNxHD, the compatible

video format for Avid MC, on Mac OS X without any video and audio problem, thus

your Mac and Avid Media Composer can recognize your C300 footages.

To solve your problems, I recommend the Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac to you. It is

great in transcoding Canon C300 MXF to DNxHD (MOV) with orginal quality. Besides,

it is designed with some useful editing features, including deinterlacing 1080i

files, cropping black sides, combining MXF clips into one for easy editing, adding

text/video/image watermark to your recordings, etc. Follow the listed guide on MXF

to Avid DNxHD conversion, and you can put your MXF footages in Avid MC without any

importing problem.

Step 1: Get Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, launch it to add your Canon C300 MXF


Step 2: Click on “ Format” and you will get a dropdown menu , then move you

pointer to Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov).

Step 3: Adjust codec, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the

interface in Profile Settings by clicking Settings on the main interface according

to your needs to optimize the output file quality. If you have no special

requirement, the step can be skipped.

When the Canon C300 MXF to DNxHD conversion process with MXF to Avid Converter is

100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for Avid Media Composer by

clicking on “import” button effortlessly.

Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is a powerful software which is also good at

transferring MXF footages from CanonC300 to Final Cut Pro, including FCP 6/7 and

FCP X, FCE, iMovie, Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere, etc. You can change your Mac

editing softwares without worries about the incomaptibility problem with MXF and

your editing software.

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