Summary: With UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, you can get the MXF workflow for Avid MC – How to smoothly import and edit Canon/Panasonic/Sony .mxf files in Avid Media Composer on Mac?
If you are a videographer, whether professional or non-specialist, you may usually encounter some importing issues when attempting to edit MXF files in Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7. Let’s see some frequently asked questions on this.
Q1: Import MXF to Avid MC 5.5
“I’m using Avid media composer 5.5, can anyone help me with importing .mxf files? I have a 1 hour of shootings, when import MXF to Avid Media Composer, I found the recording is not supported by Avid. Any suggestions?”
Q2: Canon MXF with Media Composer 6
“I am trying to import hours of MXF files recorded from a Canon C300 into Media Composer 6. Several methods work (many posted elsewhere in the forum have been tried) but with significant drawbacks. An import of the MXF files directly into Avid takes a long time and looks pretty pixelated once complete. Any Fast & Effect MXF Import into Avid MC 6?”
Q3: P2 MXF workflow for MC
“I’m considering switching back to Avid from FCP and I’m looking for a solid tutorial for the P2 MXF workflow (specifically from a Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 camcorder). I searched the Avid Knowledge Base and Panasonic’s site with no luck (!). All that keeps coming up is the incredibly comprehensive EDITING P2 MXF WITH FCP tutorial! Is there anything like that for Avid?”
As you see, many folks are talking about how to import MXF files into Avid Media Composer for editing without problems. Well, although Avid claimed it supports MXF, the MXF format is not ideal for editing yet- even if Avid can successfully ingest your MXF videos, it still needs a long time for rendering. As far as I know many users meet the similar trouble due to they used Avid Media Composer with the old version 5.0/5.5/6.0. You’d better upgrade Avid to 6.5 or 7.0. If you want to use an easy way to solve the trouble, you can convert MXF/P2 MXF to a native format, DNxHD codec file, for directly transferring to Avid MC for further editing. Along with some help from the UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, it can be done. Here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert Canon XF MXF/Panasonic P2 MXF/Sony MXF files to DNxHD format for Avid MC editing flawlessly.
Downloading the App- UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac
Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to DNxHD Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX500, AJ-HPX371, AJ-HPX250EJ, etc, Sony PMW-350K, PMW-EX3, PMW-F3L, PMW-F3K, PMW-100, etc, Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Canon XF300, Canon XF305, Canon C300, Canon C500, etc recorded MXF files to Avid editable videos, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The UFUSoft Mac MXF Converter can convert MXF/P2 MXF for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. If you meet the MXF in Avid MC issues on PC, get the equivalent Windows version UFUSoft MXF Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Guide: Transcoding MXF files to Avid DNxHD for smooth editing
Step 1: Launch the recommended MXF to Avid MC Converter for Mac program and then click the adding button to import your MXF/P2 MXF files to it.
Step 2: Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.
Step 3: Click Settomgs to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate（from 1Mbps to 20Mbps）, frame rate (24p/30p) for easily editing in Avid MC.
Step 4: Start the MXF/P2 MXF to DNxHD MOV Mac conversion for Avid Media Composer by clicking the “Convert” button. Then you can get the converted .mov files for editing in Avid MC 5/5.5/6/6.5 by clicking the “Open” button.
More helpful features of the Mac MXF to MOV Converter:
1. Select all MXF files and click Merge to join several MXF clips together if you need.
2. You can trim, crop MXF files, and set effect with MXF recordings.
Once the MXF Mac conversion is done, you can transfer MXF footage into Avid MC for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.