This article we slove the problem for you: How to merge/import 4K XF-AVC MXF files from Canon C300 Mark II to Adobe After Effects CS5/CS6/CC for editing without any trouble.
Question:After Effects CS6 and C300 Mark ii mxf files
“I’d been using AE for a few month now, and suddenly whenever i import my new C300 Mark ii 4k XF-AVC MXF file it doesnt preview in AE, I can see the soundtrack but not the image. Any way to fix the issue easily?”
The Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is an evolutionary 2nd generation Cinema EOS 4K camera system with a wide range of new and improved features including 4K/2K/Full HD internal and external recording (including 4K RAW output) and a new 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma. This powerful new camera also features an expanded dynamic range of 15 stops, improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, innovative focus assist engineering and CFast recording technology. Redesigned with the help of user input, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera helps to deliver more creative flexibility for professional studio motion picture production applications, as well as independent productions, TV dramas, commercials, news features, sports and more.
Well, for the question, the previous version After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 has not yet been updated for 4K support. What's more, due to the format limit, we can't edit all kinds of 4K video files like 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF, etc in After Effects flawlessly. How to solve the issues?
Just to experiment I used Brorsoft MXF Converter for After Effects to convert the C300 MKII 4K MXF to MPEG-2 and surprisingly it works perfectly in Adobe AE.
This video app can help you change XF-AVC MXF into a different format (e.g. .mov, .wmv, .mpg) with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into After Effects with smooth editing without any trouble. If you are Windows users, please get the MXF Video Converter. Below is how to.
How to convert Canon C300 MKII 4K XF-AVC MXF to MPEG for After Effects CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC?
Step 1: Run MXF to MPEG-2 Converter for Mac and you can import C300 Mark II 4K clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join 4K MXF clips together.
Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for After Effects. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPEG format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start encoding C300 MK II 4K MXF to MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe After Effects on Mac OS X(El Capitan included).
When the XF-AVC MXF to Adobe AE conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files for transferring to After Effects CS5/CS6/CC with easy playback or editing.
This powerful MXF to After Effects Converter not only can help you convert .mxfto AE, but also enables anyone with MXF files to use in any non-linear editor like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc as long as transcode MXF to a recognizable format.
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