Monday, January 4, 2016

Canon C500 Workflow with Davinci Resolve

How to Transcode Canon C500 4K MXF recordings to DNxHD for Davinci Resolve

Summary: Get the best MXF to Davinci Resolve Converter for converting Canon C500 MXF clips in Davinci Resolve and then import and edit Canon C500 4K MXF files into Davinci Resolve freely.

Canon C500 is a high-end 4K digital cinema camera in CINEMA EOS SYSTEM of Canon. Canon C500 features 4K video capture by its capability of recording and outputting 4K resolution MXF videos. With Canon C500, you can make movies, record videos or capture beautiful scenery clips in the journey with super clear image. However, the MXF footage from the C500 is not an ideal format for most non-linear editing systems (NLE) including Davinci Resolve. Although, there are some related plug-ins launched like Canon XF plug-in to solve the importing problems, when you transferring MXF files from C500 to Davinci Resolve, problems still come up. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problems. Find it out here.

Actually, the main reason for the importing issues is the MXF format is not compatible with Avid Davinci Resolve; the MPEG-2 codec and .MXF codec is not well for editing. To solve the problems, you just need to transcode Canon C500 MXF to best codec for Davinci Resolve- DNxHD MOV. And it is easy and worth your effort, what you need is just a common video converter like Brorsoft MXF Converter, which can be used as a professional and easy-to-use MXF Converter for Windows(Windows 10 included).

The program is a professional and powerful converting tool for you, applying which you can convert Canon C500 MXF to DNxHD, the compatible video format for Danavic Resolve without unprecedented converting speed and unbelievable output quality. Plus, with advanced audio and video in sync technology, the program is able to guarantee audio and video matching very well. For Mac users, please get MXF Converter for Mac. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

How to import Canon C500 4K footage to Davinci Resolve

Step 1. Load the C500 MXF footage
Download, install and launch Brorsoft Video Converter, and import MXF files into the program.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon C500 to Windows Hard Drive, then click the "Add Video" button to browse to import MXF videos.

Step 2. Select output format

Click the format bar and move mouse cursor "Avid Media Composer". Here we recommend the "Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)" as the best video format.

Tip: You can click "Settings" button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.

Step 3. Start transcoding

Click "Convert" button to start converting MXF to DNxHD for importing to Davinci Resolve. After the conversion is finished, just run Davinci Resolve and import the generated DNxHD .mov files. You will find the output video work perfectly on DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12.

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