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Repair Corrupt MXF files - Tips Fixing Broken Canon C300 MK II MXF files on Mac OS X

Quesiton: Canon C300 Mark ii .MXF files corruption (MAC) ??
"My Canon C300 Mark II suddenly and without warning began producing corrupt files half way through our recent holiday in Alaska. With video pieces missing, the file structure is obviously corrupt. Does anyone know of any software that may help salvage these files? I have found plenty of different programs that will recover deleted files from the SD card but none that seem to actually repair corrupt files. I have tried to attach the smallest file of the set to demonstrate the corruption, but .mxf files don't seem to be permissible here.
If anyone can crack this problem then I'd be most grateful!


Well, Well, corrupt MXF files don't have a coherent structure. It’s really hard to recover them. So if for whatever reason your card structure doesn't come across intact, what can you do? As you know, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC and other NLE system need a correct card structure to read and ingest MXF clips. In this case, transcoding MXF files to FCP (X) or other NLE natively compatible format in a 3rd party app is a feasible workaround.

Overall, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac (or get Brorsoft MTS Converter Mac + MXF Converter Mac Bundle Sales Tool, buy one get one free) is the best choice. It will allow you to grab the .MXF files and transcode them into ProRes 422, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec .mov, etc, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, FCE and more editing programs. You can batch transcode as many of them as you like and it works pretty quickly. Of course, if you are Windows PC user and want to work with MXF files in Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc, download and install Brorsoft MXF Converter.

Note:Click herefor OS X 10.5)

Tutorial: How to Convert C300 Mark ii MXF to FCP, iMovie, Avid MC

Step 1:Add MXF footage Launch the program and click "Add" button to import the MXF files to the top C300 Mark II MXF Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2: Select output format Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format. For editing C300 MK II MXF in FCP X or FCP 6/7, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format. Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format for editing C300 footage in iMovie, FCE smoothly. For importing C300 MXF to Avid Media Composer, please select choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)..

PS:You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

Step 3: Select output format As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Canon C300 MK II MXF conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted C300 Mark ii MXF files to FCP/Avid/iMovie under Mac OS X(El Capitan/macOS Sierra). Don’t worry about cannot handle your corrupt C300 Mark II 4K MXF files anymore.

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