Importing Canon EOS C300 Mark II 4K MXF to PowerDirector in MPEG-2
"I've got a ton of Canon EOS C300 Mark II footage that I'm trying to import the EOS C300 Mark II 4K MXF files to PowerDirector 13 for further editing. Since the files come out natively as MXF, PowerDirector 13 couldn't recognize these files at all, let alone do the polishing work. What should I do?"
With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD, Canon EOS C300 Mark II has attracted great attention since it is released. Now many users choose to buy this excellent camcorder. After shooting some amazing videos with the new Canon EOS C300 Mark II camcorder, most of you may want to edit those Canon 4K MXF footage with PowerDirector before uploading to Twitter or posting on Facebook, but only to encounter the above described Problem. If so, you are in the right place, this article will help you fix the Canon EOS C300 MXF won't import PowerDirector issue.
Actually, though Canon EOS C300 Mark II camcorder can help you to record high quality 4K MXF footages, usually it can make video editing a real nightmare. Since currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet. In addition, when you got a pile of MXF files from Canon EOS C300 Mark II, there's no luck PowerDirector can support all of your media. To fix the problem, you can change your MXF file extension to MPG. If the method doesn't work, there is also an easy way to fix the issue. The easy option is to convert MXF to PowerDirector supported file format like MPEG-2.
To get the work done, you can get Brorsoft MXF Converter software. It is especially developed to bridge the gap between MXF recordings and various professional video editing applications like Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, as well as different multimedia devices. The MXF Converter can easily transcode universal MXF videos originated from Canon XF, Panasonic P2 and Sony XDCAM cams into AVI, MOV, MPG, TS, etc. for editing and streaming. Plus, this MXF encoder is combined with Edit feature that allows you to trim, crop, add watermark, join clips, ect. to meet your needs. Just download the program and follow step-by-step guide to convert Canon MXF files to work on Cyberlink PowerDirector.
How to transcode Canon MXF to MPE-2 for PowerDirector
Step 1: Add .mxf videos
Launch the MXF converter and click "add video" button to import the Canon .mxf files. Click “add from folder” button to add MXF folder.
Tip: If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of “Merge into one”.
Step 2: Select output format
For encoding MXF to MPEG-2, please click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > " MPEG-2 (*.mpg)". Of course, you can also select H.264 .mov , MP4, etc from “Common Video”.
Tip- Quality Set:
You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels. The MXF Converter exports up to 1080p HD video with 5.1 channels.
Step 3: Start the MXF to MPEG-2 conversion
Click “Convert” to start transcoding the Canon MXF recordings to .mpg videos. After conversion, click “Open” to find .mpg videos and for Cyberlink PowerDirector smooth editing.
Step 4: Import converted MXF footage to PowerDirector
Start up Cyberlink PowerDirector, follow “Open Folder>>Import Media Files” to import individual video clips.
Browse to the converted .mov video and press “Open”. Now the MXF footage is successfully imported to Cyberlink PowerDirector and you can get down to video without any issue.
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