Summary: From this article below, you can learn the best way to import Canon XF300 MXF footage into Avid Media Composer on Mac by transcoding the Canon MXF to DNxHD for Avid MC. The XF300 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. It supports MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--to record Full HD video (MXF) to affordable Compact Flash cards. In this article, we aim to share some tips and tricks to solve the Canon XF300 workflow on Mac like how to import Canon XF300 MXF to Avid Media Composer under Mac OS X smoothly. If you met any Canon MXF to Avid MC importing/editing issues like the below user had, go through the page to find the solution.Q1: I've been working Avid for years... always worked well and happened pretty fast. But I have an hour-long clip (an interview) shot with my new Canon XF300, and it's taking forever to import into Avid (v.6.2). A bit more info, in case it pertains:Q2: I first exported the clip from Canon XF300 CF card to a hard drive (on my MacBook Pro). The export happens very quickly, but the import of this clip into Avid doesn't seem to want to happen. Any easy fix to import Canon XF300 files into Avid MC? What caused the problems? As we know, actually MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec and MXF format cannot be natively imported by many professional video editing application including the Avid Media Composer. So, it will be a bit hard when importing Canon XF video footage with Avid MC. While, things can be different if you get some help from third-party software MXF Converter for Mac. Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF Converter on Mac OS X, which can not only convert Canon XF300 MXF files to DNxHD codec videos for Mac editing, but also provides simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF Converter can also transcode MXF videos from Canon C300, XF100, XF105, XF305, Panasonic P2 cameras for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(Lion and Mountain Lion included). If you are on Windows, please get Canon MXF Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done. Guide: Transcoding Canon XF300 MXF files for editing in Avid Media Composer on MacStep 1: Import video files from your Canon XF300 to the MXF to Avid MC Converter Mac. Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon XF300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "Add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.Step 2: Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)”.Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start converting Canon XF300 mxf files to Avid DHxHD .mov for Media Composer under Mac OS X.  
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