Summary: How to make Avid NewsCutter 10 works well with 4K MXF clips from Canon C300 Mark II? If you are puzzled with this question, you may find a satisfactory answer in this post. It explains a best way to convert 4K MXF to DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid NewsCutter 10 smoothly.
Canon C300 Mark II is a hot camcorder on the market, since it released it has attracted great attention due to its excellent hardware equipment. It features a Super 35mm CMOS sensor, which will help you to record 4K, 1920*1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p videos. Besides Canon C300 Mark II uses Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. This provides faster and more accurate autofocusing to assist users when operating with small crews. With C300 Mark II you can record high quality videos, it delivers the highest image quality with its XF Codec–the same codec used by other Canon XF professional camcorders.
Though Canon C300 Mark II camcorder can help you to record high quality 4K MXF footages, but usually it can make video editing a real nightmare. “I’ve got a ton of Canon C300 Mark II footage that I’m trying to import the C300 Mark II MXF files into Avid NewsCutter 10. Since the files come out natively as MXF, I know I can pull them right into Avid, but the file structure coming off the card, it has been presenting issues.”
Many Canon high-end camcorder users have the need to edit recorded MXF files in Avid NewsCutter 10, but sometime it is not easy to import 4K MXF files to Avid, because the MXF video codec is not native for Avid NewsCutter 10. Avid usually said the C300 Mark II 4K MXF files are not supported, so you can’t import and edit Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF files with Avid smoothly.
In this case, what’s the best solution to import and edit C300 Mark II 4K MXF files with Avid NewsCutter 10? Absolutely, it’s to convert 4K MXF to DNxHD MOV, native supported video format for Avid. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review). With this program, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs.
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How to convert Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Avid NewsCutter 10 on Mac?
Step 1: Download and install the program from the website or click the free trial icon. Then, launch the best program and load your original MXF files in with “Add video” or “Add from folder”. Directly drag files in is available.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)”.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface if you have done all the preparation work. This is the workflow that we need to convert 4K MXF to DNxHD MOV.
Conclusion: OK, everything is ready, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button and instantly edit Canon C300 Mark II MXF in Avid NewsCutter 10.
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