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  • Fri, Dec 18 2015 9:27 AM

    • jaan
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    Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    Hi all

     

    I'm having a trouble to import/ link with AMA / drag & drop Canon C300 Mark II .mxf file(s) to MC (8.4.4). Files are shot in 1080p resolution.

    Installed this codec

    http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/digital_cinema/digital_cinema_camera/eos_c300_mark_ii.aspx?type=download&softwaredetailid=tcm:14-1313492

    and still MC tells me to use appropriate AMA Plug-in. There's some 3rd party software, that offers to convert Mark II files into somehting else that AVID understands, but since the material is shot with new Mark II C-Log 2 option, I really woud like to import it straight into Media Composer.

     

    Old C300 Mark I  files are working just great.

     

    Has anyone bumped into same issue? Any ideas?

     

    Thank You!

     

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  • Fri, Dec 18 2015 10:28 AM In reply to

    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    Seems you've made this process work in the past, so much of this may be repetition - but just making sure all is clear...

    "Import" and "Drag & Drop" are not what you want.

    You want "Link Media" formerly known as AMA.

    Make sure you do NOT link directly to the MXF files.  Instead, link to the ROOT of the entire card structure for the media.  I forget how Canon XF works - does it make a "CONTENTS" folder and put everything inside there?  If that's how it is, do NOT link to the "CONTENTS" folder - but rather, link to the folder ABOVE it (the folder that HOLDS the "CONTENTS" folder).

    Clips should appear in your bin, unless it's in a format that the plugin doesn't yet support - and that might be the case here.  I'm not familiar enough with this camera or the C-Log 2 option to know.

    If that's the case, a third-party solution such as the free ClipToolz might work for you.

    Beware of many of the other converters out there, many of whom seem to find posts like this on forums and register to begin spamming other products who coincidentally are prominently mentioned in the article "Speaking with Spammers" which is a few years old but still VERY relevant.

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  • Fri, Dec 18 2015 11:03 AM In reply to

    • jaan
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    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    Thank You USATREVALER!

     

    Linking to the ROOT directory (one before the CONTENTS) did the job!

     

    Best regards

  • Mon, Jan 25 2016 6:22 PM In reply to

    • Mott441
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    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    This approach didn't work for me. After I installed the Canon 3.0 plug-in, I noticed in the Avid "info" bin where the plug-ins are listed that the Canon plug-in is 2.0 which I installed over a year ago. 3.0 isn't listed. I found the Canon folder inside the "Programs" folder, but not in the "Programs(86)" folder..... so I copied it over, but still no luck.  I have a call into AVID tech support, but they're taking way to long to return my call.

  • Tue, Jan 26 2016 6:37 PM In reply to

    • DIESELE
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    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    >>Linking to the ROOT directory (one before the CONTENTS) did the job!<<

    Still gets me twice a year that!  Then add too many folders which can also crash and burn it!

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2016 4:31 PM In reply to

    • Mike
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    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    Is there a reason this works in mac MC 8.5.2 / el cap/ canonxf 3.1 and not in 8.4.5/yosemite/canon 3.0?

     

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  • Mon, Apr 8 2019 3:35 PM In reply to

    • Ari Zlatin
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    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    I RUN Win 10 Pro -64 system with software Avid Media Composer 2018.4 the method did not work for me.

    As I try to do following:

    >right-click insude the bin>Input>Link to stock footage files>,

    each time I left-click on the folder , instead of linking, it keep opening to child folder and so on until the *.mxf is revealed ,. When I finally left-click on the actual *.mxf file, it replies with an error "Tere were errors to link to stock footage files.See console for detailes"

    WHY!!!!!!???????

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  • Sun, Apr 14 2019 8:47 AM In reply to

    • Joachim Claus
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    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    DIESELE:
    >>Linking to the ROOT directory (one before the CONTENTS) did the job!<<

    Do not forget to activate the "Media Volume" Button on top left of the Source Browser. It enables to view folders as Media Volumes. If enabled, Source Browser will list all clips it found under the CONTENTS folder. You can then select individual clips, a group of clips, or all clips and hit "Link".

    Joachim

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  • Mon, Apr 15 2019 5:48 AM In reply to

    Re: Cannot import Canon EOS C300 Mark II .mxf files to Media Composer

    Hi,

    I came accross this issue a long time ago. For some reason you need to be on 8.5.2 or 3 and up for the MKII files to work,

    This is documented somewhere in the documentation from Canon but I would have to check where.

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