XDCAM, introduced by Sony, is a series of products for digital recording using random access solid-state memory media. The XDCAM format uses multiple video compression methods and media container formats. XDCAM HD422 (MPEG HD422) doubles the chroma-resolution compared to the previous generations of high-definition video XDCAM formats. To accommodate the improved chroma detail, video bitrate has been increased to 50 Mbit/s.
If you want to edit the XDCAM HD 50mbps MXF in Avid Media Composer, what should do? Avid official website claims that Avid Media Composer supports the import of Sony XDCAM MXF/XDCAM EX/XDCAM HD files, however, you mail fail to do this. I have tried to import XDCAM HD 50mbps format in an mxf wrapper directly to Avid Media Composer, but this works only for short sequences, an error appears when an entire main pic (say 2 hours long) is imported. The best supported format for Avid MC is Avid QuickTime Format, to solve the importing problem, it is better to convert XDCAM HD 50mbps MXF to Avid QuickTime format for Avid Media Composer.
Simple Steps for converting XDCAM HD MXF to Avid Media Composer
1. Download the best MXF to Avid Converter.
To convert XDCAM HD MXF and other MXF/P2 MXF footage, Aunsoft TransMXF is the best choice. It could act as the best MXF to Avid Converter and converts XDCAM HD MXF to Avid DNxHD .mov format for importing into Avid MC without problem.
2. Load in source XDCAM HD MXF clips and choose output format.
Click "Add video" to load or drag and drop the source XDCAM MXF files you want to transcode into Aunsoft MXF to QuickTime Converter. You can preview the MXF clips by double clicking the file. Click "Format" to browse the output format drop-down list. Choose "Avid Media Composer" then "Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)" as output format.
3. Convert MXF to QuickTime .mov.
Choose output route for the converted video and then click "Start conversion" to start the conversion from XDCAM HD 50mbps MXF to Avid Media Composer native format. After the time-saving conversion, you will get the Avid QuickTime .mov file with high quality and perfect video/audio synchronization.
Note: You may face the problem of no sound or has noise in the converted video when converting MXF videos with other converters. This problem may due to the audio stream kept in the output video. There are several audio streams in the source MXF files, and the first one was chosen as the default audio to convert. With Aunsoft TransMXF, the problem would be solved easily. After loading in source file, click "Properties" to check the property of original file. Choose audio stream and preview, and then select the audio stream which works best. In this way, the converted video will be of high video/audio quality.