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Old Jul 21, 2014, 01:26 AM
jacknjchn jacknjchn is offline
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Default Canon C300 MXF spanned clips won't open in Mac

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Summary: If your C300 CF cards have been copied incorrectly to the hard drive with broken folder structure, you will find it’s hard to edit C300 videos on Mac. Here I will give you a solution to fix corrupt C300 MXF clips on Mac.

As a Canon C300 owner, you would be feel free to work with C300 footage(in a .MXF wrapper) - playing, editing and sharing. Everything will work seamlessly, that is, if your cards have been copied correctly to the hard drive with their entire folder structure intact. While, if without that whole folder structure, you are effectively locked out of accessing your footage. You won’t be able to import and edit C300 MXF files on Mac easily anymore. Well, this article aims to help you fix corrupt C300 .mxf clips on Mac for working with ease.

I’ve taken some MXF clips from a Canon C300 broken directory structure, my editing app FCP 7 gives me an error message like this one:

Well, corrupt MXF files don't have a coherent structure. It’s really hard to recover them. If for whatever reason your card structure doesn’t come across intact, what can you do?

Depending on your NLE you have various options. If you’re in Adobe Premiere it doesn’t matter, as it will read the MXF files just fine. First, you can try to ‘fake it’ out by recreating the C300 card structure (which should look like the example below). In the past I’m sure I’ve gotten lucky with it but it’s a pretty slim chance of actually working.

Final Cut Pro, iMovie need a correct card structure so if you want, transcoding C300 MXF to FCP, iMovie in a 3rd party app is a real workaround.

Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is a good choice. It will allow you to grab the .MXF files and transcode them into ProRes 422, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec .mov, etc, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, FCE and more editing programs. You can batch transcode as many of them as you like and it works pretty quickly.

Tutorial: How to Convert C300 MXF to FCP, iMovie, Avid MC

Step 1: Add MXF footage Launch the program and click "Add" button to import the MXF files to the top C300 MXF Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2: Select output format Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format. For editing C300 MXF in FCP X or FCP 6/7, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format. Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format for editing C300 footage in iMovie, FCE smoothly. For importing C300 MXF to Avid Media Composer, please select choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)..

PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

Step 3: Select output format As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start theCanon C300 MXF conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted C300 MXF files to FCP/Avid/iMovie under Mac OS X(Mavericks). Don’t worry about cannot handle your corrupt C300 MXF files anymore.

Editor’s Note: How to Copy MXF Files Correctly?

Well first, and this may go without saying, but if you’re going to get an intern or producer to do it make sure they know what they’re doing. Essentially you must copy the entire card structure (preferably not through dragging and dropping in the finder).

Sony and Canon both have free browser apps that will let you back up your media. Or you could invest in something to duplicate your cards to multiple drives simultaneously. You are backing them up as you go, right?

Source:How to Convert C300 MXF to FCP, iMovie, Avid MC

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Old Mar 17, 2015, 09:16 PM
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Best Convert workflow for Sony PMW-300 XACAM to FCP

Question: 'Hi, I am using a FCP 7 Studio. I recently bought a Sony PMW 300K1 camcorder. The MXF files coming out of this camera are not recognized by FCP 7. Is there a way to handle this without converting the files? Is it possible to edit MXF files on FCP X directly?'

Answer: If you want to edit Sony PMW-300 MXF footage in FCP X, you will need to use the Sony XDCAM Transfer Utility to rewrap the PMW-300 XDCAM MXF into QuickTimes files. However, due to different computer environments, this would not always work as expected. In this case, you will need to convert Sony PMW-300 XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP as we should know the best supported video formats fot FCP.

Due to the causes we metioned above, is there any good solutions we can take as the good reference? Fortunatedly, we still have the professional MXF to FCP converter called Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac ( Win ), which is a converter program designed for transcoding HD media, including camera and camcorder videos files to whatever format you need with best video and audio synchronization. With this little tool, you are able to convert some incompatible codec videos to FCP for editing, such as XAVC, MKV, etc.


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How to transcode Sony PMW-300 XDCAM MXF files for editing with FCP 6/7?

Step 1. Launch the program and click the "Add" button to load PMW-300 .MXF files for converting.

Step 2. Click on the "Format" and you will get a dropdown menu and then select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), which is the best format for Final Cut Pro.

Step 3. (Optional)Click "Settings" to set video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) as you like. To deinterlace, crop, trim XDCAM HD MXF video, click "Edit" menu.

Finally after above settings, hit "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony PMW-300 MXF to ProRes for directly importing to FCP 6/7. Additionally, here is also the guide on how to transfer files into FCP 6/7 for editing yu can read more.

Notes: If you wanna convert your MXF files with multiple audios preserved, why not take this iMixMXF as a try?

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Old Jul 07, 2015, 10:16 PM
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MXF Player - Play multi-track MXF files on Mac/Windows

Summary: How to play MXF files on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows, there are two basic ways to make it. One is to use VLC Player. The other ways is to just convert MXF files to suitable formats preserving or mixing multiple tracks and channels to fit the local media player.

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Part 1. What is MXF Format?

Material eXchange Format ( MXF ) is a open-standard container or a wrapper format for digital audio and video media defined by a set of standards defined by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers ( SMPTE ). It has full timecode support and metadata support, which is the just the right feature of digital camcorders like Panasonic P2,Canon XF series, Sony XDCAM to store the capturing videos.

As an improved format, MXF has the advanced workflows and more efficient working practices than are possible with mixed and proprietary file formats available these days. MXF files were designed to streamline workflows between different platforms, such as cameras, digital editing equipment, and servers. And Material eXchange Format ( MXF ) simplifies the integration of systems using MPEG and DV as well as yet unspecified, compression strategies.(Learn More MXF format on MXF Column)


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Part 2. What can MXF do?

Based on the above understanding, you will find that MXF is a versatile file format which can perform a number of tasks. It can:
- Store simple completed works with metadata (tape replacement);
- Store files in a streamable format which allows viewing while transferring;
-Store cuts-only EDLs and the material they act on.
- Wrap up a playlist of files and store the synchronization information;
- Wrap any compression format;
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Part 3. How to play MXF files?

MXF files cannot be accepted by Windows Media Player and Mac QuickTime naturally. If you wanna play MXF files, there are two basic ways to make it. One is to find an media player that can supports playing MXF files as well as be compatible with the Mac or Windows OS. The other ways is to just convert your MXF files to suitable formats to fit the local media player.


Method 1. VLC Player - Play MXF files on Mac and Windows

VLC Player is a free and open source media player developed by the Video Lan project. It is a very useful and powerful tool for viewing almost any media formats on multiple computer platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X. Just free Download VLC media player now and play MXF files on VLC with ease.

But here, sometimes VLC cannot play some .mxf files directly, the method is to try an MXF Converter to convert MXF files to WMV, MOV, AVI, MP4, MKV, MPEG, etc. for playing freely.


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Method 2. MXF File Converter - How to play MXF on Mac(OS X 10.9 Mavericks included) or Windows

MXF Converter FOR mAC (Review) is a professional MXF files Converting tool which features converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series camcorders and Sony XDCAM camcorders…to a wide range of formats compatible with
- Home Theater System: WD TV Media Player, Xtreamer Media Player Streamer, HDTV, etc.
- Portable Devices: iPad Air, iPhone 6, Apple TV 3, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4/Note 4, Galaxy S6, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 6/9, Surface 3/Pro 3, HTC One M9, etc.
- Media Players: QuickTime Player, VLC, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Popcorn Hour Media Player, etc.
- Video Editing Software: Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Sony Vegas, Cinelerra, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker, Cyberlink, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto, etc.

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And MXF Converter has preset the optimized settings for the different output format and players. Users can feel free to specify the target files. Support the *.srt/*.***/*.ssa subtitles is added to the MXF video.

What's more, if you want to preserve or mix MXF multiple tracks and channels when converting MXF files to other formats for better editing in FCP, FCE, iMovie, Apple Aperture 3, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc., or playing on Mac/iOS/Android/Windows 8 devices like iMac, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Microsoft Surface, etc. Pavtube iMixMXF(For Windows users: MXF MultiMixer) is the best and unique choose. The featured multi-track video output provides three formats in several different codec: MKV with H.264/XVid video and AAC audio tracks, MP4 with H.264 video and AAC/AC3 audio tracks, MOV with H.264 video and AAC/AC3/ALAC audio tracks, or Apple ProRes MOV codec with multiple audio tracks.


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Other than the unique multi-track preserving feature, you can also mix the multi tracks in to one track for broadcasting. And this makes the iMixMXF a wonderful MXF audio mixer. And this feature enables you to mix the audios of interviewer, interviewee, surroundings, or editors'/directors' comments into one.

Besides, iMixMXF is also a powerful MXF converter and MXF editor for Mac helping convert MXF videos to any other video/audio formats for better playing or sharing. Featured formats include: MOV/MP4/MPG/WMV/FLV/MKV and more. The imported MXF footages can be trimmed, cropped, merged, audio replaced, watermarked, color corrected, and more. You can convert multiple MXF files at one time with multi cores and multi threads.

Give it a try, and you will find more thoughtful and useful designs and features.


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In conclusion, these two method can assist you play MXF files with ease. Just free download the VLC Player, MXF Converter or iMixMXF program and have a try now.

Never miss to get Saving up to $44.1, MXF/MTS/M2TS/MKV/FLV/MOV Converter.etc at Pavtube Bundles Deals!

Source: camcordervideoshare.altervista.org/blog/play-multi-track-mxf-files-on-mac-mavericks-or-windows/
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