Working with Slow Motion MXF videos in Avid Media Composer

Summary: When importing and editing MXF videos in Avid Media Composer, users always encounter video and audio problems, as the Avid Media Composer doesn’t support MXF videos well due to the codec. This article give you the method to work with slow-mo MXF in Avid Media Composer. 


I have recorded slow motion MXF videos that I want to use in Avid Media Composer but when I link to them with AMA the Motion Adapter automatically "corrects" the playback speed to match the rate of the project format. In the past, I would use the "ignoreqtrate true" console command when importing MXF, is there an equivalent for AMA? I do not want to have to create motion effects for each clip I use.

Avid Media Composer is a popular video editing software on Mac and Windows, many people use it as a mainly software to edit camcorder or camera recorded videos. When importing and editing MXF videos in Avid Media Composer, users always encounter video and audio problems, as the Avid Media Composer doesn’t support MXF videos well due to the codec.

Especially for working with slow motion MXF videos in Avid Media Composer, on Avid official website, it recommends DNxHD or XDCAM codec for editing, and DNxHD codec is the first choice.

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What should be done for those MXF camcorder users to edit MXF videos on Avid? I suppose you need transcode MXF to Avid editing since it is impossible to directly import MXF to Avid for editing with Slow Motion. Then you need a MXF to Avid converter to help you make MXF compatible with Avid. Pavtube iMixMXF(read the review) is just the very MXF camcorder video converter for you to convert MXF for Avid editing with Slow Motion.

          

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Step 1: Import Canon C300 XF-AVC Intra MXF files.

From "File" drop-down list, select "Add " to load source MXF files to the program.



Step 2: Specify output file format.

From "Format" drop-down lists, you can select Avid Media Composer preferable editing codec from "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the output format.



Step 3: Adjust output profile settings.

Open "Profile Settings" window to adjust the output file video codec, size, bit rate, sample rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels according to your own needs.



Step 4: Convert MXF to Avid DNxHD.

On the main interface of the program, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start conversion.

When the conversion is completed, click the "Open output folder" icon on the main interface to find the converted files, you can then import and edit those files with Avid Media Composer with no problem.

Yes, you can accomplish this with a different console command: "SetAMAQTForcedFrameRate true xx.xx" where x is the frame rate you would like to use.

Example: I have a Quicktime movie shot at 59.94 fps that I want to play back at 29.97 fps for a slow motion effect.

Open up the Console from the Tools menu and enter "SetAMAQTForcedFrameRate true 29.97" AMA link to the clips

Once complete, go back to the Console and type "SetAMAQTForcedFrameRate false 0" This will rest the behavior of future AMA links.

Note: Functionality enabled by Console commands are considered experimental or for development purposes. They are not official features, unless otherwise documented. As such there is no guarantee they will work in all circumstances and there is no support for them.

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