Summary: This tutorial is mainly to import Canon C300 MXF to Autodesk Smoke via transcoding C300 MXF to DNxHD MOV, ProRes MOV, MPEG-2, etc that Smoke supported. With this tutorial, you can also import Canon XF205/200 MXF to Smoke with success.

Autodesk Smoke has successfully lived up to for very demanding high-end clients for many years. Smoke takes a different approach to editing. It provides world-class compositing tools all unified in a single package. Rather than spend time and money acquiring plug-ins, everything you need is all in one place. With built-in, native 3D stereoscopic video editing, node-based compositing, Smoke native support RED, ArriRaw, DNxHD, and ProRes video formats, imports projects from Apple Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Premiere Pro. However, when it comes to C300 MXF footage, Smoke may not support it well.

So we need convert C300 MXF clips to DNxHD codec since we can import Avid DNxHD files to Smoke directly. Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac is a safe, stable and fast C300 MXF to Smoke conversion tool that can help you easily import 1080/60i or 720/60p Canon C300 MXF to Smoke for editing on Mac. You are allowed to customize profile before you export DNxHD MOV for Smoke.

What's more, TransMXF for Mac can also import C300 MXF file to Smoke via exporting ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 4444. For Smoke can also natively support Adobe Premiere formats, it's workable to transcode C300 MXF recordings to MPEG-2, AIC MOV and WMV.

Below is a simple tutorial to convert and import C300 MXF files to Smoke via converting MXF to DNxHD.

This converter can be easily found via Google with keywords "Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac".

Step1. Accurately load source MXF file to MXF to Smoke Converter for Mac

Click "add video" or "add folder" to load MXF file. You also can drag MXF to this MXF viewer directly.
In order to avoid of no audio when you edit C300 MXF video in Smoke, you'd better to preview loaded MXF files in the preview window to guarantee the output encoded MOV files will also be with sound.

Step2. Click the format bar and select "Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.MOV)"

Click "format". Under the Avid Media Composer list, you can quickly pick Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) for Smoke. You can directly enter Avid in the search bar, even faster.

Step3. Click the Settings to set audio and video profile for output AIC MOV

Before transcoding C300 MXF contents to Smoke, you can set video and audio profile for output DNxHD MOV, such as video bitrate, video frame rate, video size, audio channels, etc.

Step4. Transcode MXF material to Smoke

Click "convert" button and you can get generated Avid DNxHD file from C300 MXF to Smoke Converter for Mac with perfect video and audio synchronization.

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