Monday, August 4, 2014

Fluid Workflow for getting Canon XF205 footage to Avid Media Composer

Read this awesome guide, you can smoothly get Canon XF205 MXF files into Avid Media Composer by converting XF205 MXF to DNxHD MOV format.

As a revolutionary HD codec technology, Avid DNxHD optimizes mastering picture quality and reduce storage requirement. And it can maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. It is specially designed for nonlinear editing, supported on Media Composer, NewsCutter and so on. In addition, DNxHD codec can be used seamlessly in Final Cut Pro with QuickTime HD codec.

get canon xf205 mxf in avid mc

Based on the above advantages, many people convert native camcorder format like Canon XF205 MXF to Avid DNxHD for further editing in Avid MC. So how to convert XF205 MXF files to Avid DNxHD? Here MXF MultiMixer and iMixMXF are the right choice to help you realize that easily. Next we will show you how to convert Canon XF205 MXF to Avid DNxHD codec for editing in Avid MC on Windows and Mac step by step in the following tutorial.

How to convert Canon XF205 MXF to Avid Media Composer on Win/Mac?

1. Run the best Mac MXF to Avid Converter. Connect XF205 camcorder to your computer hard drive via USB cable. Click the button "Add File" or "Add from folder " to add Canon XF205 MXF files, or directly drag and drop your MXF files.

Step 2: Select an output format for Avid Media Composer and set the output folder.

Click on the "Format" and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid MC native editing.

convert mxf to avid mc

Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters. (Optional)

Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

avid dnxhd settings

Step 4: Start Converting.

Click the "Convert" button; it will convert Canon XF205 MXF to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer immediately. After the MXF to DNxHD conversion, you will be able to get the output files for Avid Media Composer via clicking on "Open" button effortlessly.

Afterwards, you can import the converted Canon XF205 MXF videos to Avid Media Composer freely for further editing without any trouble.


1. For guys who may find it difficult to import and edit Canon XF205 MXF files in Avid Media Composer with keeping multi audio channels on Win/Mac, you can also try these multi-track mxf tools t
o help you mix and convert multi audio channels MXF to multi-track MOV for Avid MC. 

2. Refer to here to learn how to transcode Canon XF205 MXF to FCP X and work with Canon XF205 MXF in iMovie.