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How to import Canon XC10 4K videos to Avid for editing


Canon's new XC10 camera has attracted the world's attention since it released. This smart gadget boasts the ability to capture stunning 4K and Full HD videos at up to 30 fps and 60 fps. As a Canon XC10 owner, after recording, some users may intend to import Canon XC10 footage into Avid Media Composer for editing to get their own masterpiece, only to encounter various problems such as program crashed, black viewer screen, no audio track.... Well, in this post, I will offer some tips and tricks on how to work Canon XC10 4K clips with Avid Media Composer perfectly.

From the XC10 specs, we know it employs Canon's new XF-AVC codec to record video files and package them in an .MXF wrapper. It achieves a high data compression rate although, this codec is difficult for video editing programs including Avid Media Composer to recognize and support. In order to get around the tricky problem, here the easiest and quickest workaround is to convert Canon XC10 MXF files to DNxHD codec and then you can edit these converted videos in Avid Media Composer without hassle.

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To complete the task, you can download and apply Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac to achieve your goal effortlessly. This program can easily transcode Canon MXF files to DNxHD, which ensures the maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7, with high converting speed and amazing output quality. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. If you're using a Windows PC, please turn to the Windows version, which has the same function as the Mac program. Below is a brief how-to.

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How to transcode Canon XC10 MXF files to Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Launch the professional Canon 4K MXF Converter Mac, and then click "Add video" button to browse and load your source files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click "Add from folder" tab.


Step 2: Click "Format" bar to select Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Avid.


Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 3: When the former steps finished, you can press "Convert" button to start rewrapping Canon XC10 4K MXF files to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process is done, click "Open" button to get the generated files. And now import the converted Canon XC10 MXF files to Avid to start editing.


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