Import Canon XC15/XC10/C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF Files to DaVinci Resolve/Magix/After Effects Editing

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“I have a Canon XC15 4K Camcorder have a question in regards to Canon XF-AVC codec and mac editing. Which codec would be best suited for DaVinci Resolve/Magix/After Effects post production work? I have read Grass Valley seems to support XF-AVC codec, is that true? Anyone here have experience with the Canon XF-AVC MXF format?”

Canon’s new XF-AVC codec employs the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, which supports recording in both 4K and Full HD quality, enabling easy integration into industry-standard Non-Linear Edit systems. Canon Log Gamma enables maximum freedom in post-production editing and processing, and seamless quality matching with content shot on Cinema EOS cameras. Currently, DaVinci Resolve, Magix Movie Edit Pro/Magix Video Pro X and After Effects don’t support the XF-AVC format natively, perhaps unsurprisingly as neither camera is shipping yet.

Luckily, the UFUSoft MXF Converter or MXF Converter for Mac has been updated to support for Canon’s new XF-AVC video format from Canon XC15, Canon XC10, Canon C300 Mark II, etc. That means you can use the MXF converter as Canon XF-AVC Converter to convert Canon XF-AVC MXF to ProRes/DNxHD (*.mov) for DaVinci Resolve, convert Canon XF-AVC MXF to DV AVI/HD AVI for Magix Movie Edit Pro/Magix Video Pro X, convert Canon XF-AVC MXF to MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for After Effects, etc.  And you can also use the MXF Converter to transcode XF-AVC codec to your desired video formats, such as MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, etc for other uses.

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[Guide] How to encode Canon XF-AVC for DaVinci Resolve/Magix/After Effects editing?

Step 1: Run UFUSoft MXF Video Converter as a professional Canon XF-AVC to DaVinci Resolve/Magix/After Effects Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video from Canon XC15, Canon XC10, Canon C300 Mark II, etc to it.

Canon XF-AVC for DaVinci Resolve/Magix/After Effects

Step 2: Select output format for DaVinci Resolve/Magix/After Effects

From ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ or ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as target format for DaVinci Resolve.

Convert Canon XF-AVC MXF to DaVinci Resolve

Head to the “Format drop-down list and choose ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format for Magix Movie Edit Pro/Magix Video Pro X.

Move your pointer to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) which is the perfect video format for you to tansfer MXF to Adobe After Effects.

Convert Canon XF-AVC MXF to Adobe After Effects

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)

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 Canon XC15/XC10, Canon C300 Mark II XF-AVC files conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes/DNxHD QuickTime files for use in DaVinci Resolve, DV AVI/HD AVI for Magix Movie Edit Pro/Magix Video Pro X, MPG for After Effects with optimum performance.

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