Import Canon EOS C200 MP4 into Avid Media Composer

The C200 is the latest addition to Canon’s EOS Cinema range and the first to support internal capture of 4K RAW footage at 50p. Built around newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 processors, the C200 can shoot 4K UHD, 4K DCI RAW and continuous 120fps High Frame Rate (HFR) in Full HD without crop. And if you plan to get the Canon C200, you’d better read on to learn Canon C200 to Avid Media Composer workflow, which ensures you handle C200 recordings in  Avidsimply and smoothly.

Import Canon EOS C200 MP4 into Avid Media Composer

Canon C200 can capture video in 4K UHD/HD MP4 or MP4(Proxy) format with two SD card slots. Whereas, we can’t bring MP4 footage from Canon C200 to Avid directly due to the codec incompatibility. The H.264 MP4 file format from Canon C200 is beyond the compatibility of Avid. In order to work Canon C200 MP4(Proxy) in Avid smoothly, a better way is to transcode C200 MP4(Proxy) to a more “edit” friendly codec.

As we know, DNxHD Codec is the best editing video codec for Avid Media Composer, so we can convert Canon C200 MP4 to DNxHD codec, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of  Acrok Video Converter Ultimte for Mac. Overall, this video conversion program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K or HD H.264 MP4, H.264 MOV, XAVC, XAVC S, MTS, MXF, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Sony Vegas Pro, FCE and more. The following paragraphs show you how to edit Canon C200 footage with Avid without any trouble.

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If you are Final Cut Pro X user and wan to get Canon EOS C200 4K RAW files to FCP X workflow, please read this guide: How to edit Canon EOS C200 video in FCP X via native editing codec?

Converting Canon EOS C200 MP4 clips to Avid editable video

Step 1. Launch the Mac 4K video converter and click add files button to import Canon C200 4K footage to the program for converting.

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Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. You can freely choose Editing Software >Avid DNxHD 1080P (*.mov) for editing in Avid Media Composer.

Canon EOS C200 to Avid - Edit 4K MP4 in Avid via DNxHD codec

Tip: Click the Settings button; you can recommended to set the video size, bit rate, fame rate, etc. If you are running on an old computer, handling 4K in Avid is a hard job. In this case, you can down-convert 4K to 1080p (Just reset video size as 1980*1080). For getting 4K output videos, please choose orginal resolution.

Step 3. Hit Convert button to start transcoding Canon C200 MP4 to Avid Media Composer editable DNxHD codec. After 100% accomplishment, you just need to click the “Open” button on the main interface to find your converted file. Launch Avid, choose File > Import > Files… and browse to where you save the converted C200 video clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add and then start editing.

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