Can't import C300 II 4K/HD MXF files into After Effects CC? Solved!

This article I will concentrate on how to import Canon C300 II to After Effects CC on macOS Sierra/El Capitan. If you are planning to add some MXF clips to Adobe AE for further editing, just read on.

Question:Importing C300 MK II MXF to AE?
"Is it possible to import the 4k MXF files directly from my Canon C300 Mark II into After Effects? Or do I have to import them with a 3rd party program such as Premiere or Avid and then import them into After Effects?
The reason I ask is I now have my footage in Avid and I can't export the 1080i, 60fps information out of Avid, it only exports as 29.97fps.
Any help would be awesome. Thanks!"

After Effects does support MXF import or export, but has strict requirements only limited to P2 and XDCAM. Fortunately, after multiple testing we've figured out, in order to get around all these issues for good, the best solution is to transcode DNxHD. mxf to MPEG-2, the optimal video format when working with all Adobe products.



For converting MXF video into editing friendly format, the best recommendation is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which lets you transcode MXF to MPEG-2, convert MXF to AIC, encode MXF to Apple ProRes, render MXF to DNxHD, and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for MXF users to preview and convert MXF recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Adobe After Effects, iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more other video editing software to do further editing. It naturally support converting MXF recordings shot by a Panasonic P2 camcorders and Canon XF camcorders on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra included).



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How to convert C300 mk ii 4k MXF files to After Effects editable format?
Tip: For windows user, the Windows MXF Converter is your best choice to transcode the not supported formats to your editing software editable codec on Windows 10/8.5/8/7. Such as convert MXF to MPEG-2 for sony vegas pro, encode MXF to WMV for Windows Movie Maker, transcode MXF to MP4 for Android Devices, etc.

1. Run this MXF to After Effects Converter on your computer, drag your Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF source into this program. You are allowed to take snapshots when previewing the movie. Double-click on a file to preview when you would like to preview it.



2. This MXF to Adobe After Effects Converter is able to output proper formats for video editing software and devices. To import MXF to Adobe After Effects, I follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Veags tab and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. Alternative formats are WMV, AVI, MOV, DV, etc. If you’d like to combine multiple MXF files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox “Merge into one file”.



3. The most simple step. Just clicking on "Convert" button. AE MXF Mac Converter will help you encode C300 MK II 4K MXF to MOV, MPG or other After Effects CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 editable format immediately. When the conversion is done. You need to click "Open" button to locate the converted video files.

Additional Tips:

Besides transcoding MXF to ProRes MOV, converting MXF to AIC, Brorsoft MXF Converter for mac also support converting MXF file to various video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV and converting MXF to various devices like iPad, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple TV 3, etc.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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