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Transfer MXF files were shot by Canon XF300/Pansonic HPX370/Sony XDCAM to MOV editing with Mac

Summary: This article shows you an easy way to convert recorded MXF files to MOV for editing or playing on Mac(FCP/FCE/Premiere Pro/Avid MC/iMovie)with ease.

Have captured the scenic beauties while on a tour with sophisticated camcorders like Canon XF100, Canon XF300, Canon XF305, Panasonic AG-AC130EJ, AJ-HPX370 or Sony XDCAM and then import the footages to Mac comiMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, FCE for perfect editing or playing? You know, the files in these camcorders are saved in the MXF extensions which is not supported by most Mac-compatible editing softwares or players. To play MXF files on Quicktime or import MXF files to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid/Premiere for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to MOV on Mac. It's easily to get the work done along with some help from a professional MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Keep reading for a brief how-to process.

First of all, free download Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

The program is a professional yet decent Mac MXF to MOV Converter which can help you transcode mxf to mov with several simple steps. Just do some clicks on your mouse with your finger, you can easily convert mxf files to mov on Mac and then preview HD mxf video with QuickTime or import mxf video into FCP/iMovie/Avid/Premiere for editing on Mac. Besides, Brorsoft MXF Converter supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD—ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer. The Mac MXF Converter must be your best choice when you need a Panasonic P2 mxf Converter or a Canon mxf Converter or a Sony XDCAM MXF Converter, you can do action with mxf files at anytime anywhere now!

How to Convert MXF to MOV on Mac

Step 1: Add mxf captured videos

Click "add video" button to import the P2 mxf or Canon mxf files to the top MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Click “add from folder” button to add MXF folder.

Step 2: Select output format and output path

Click format to choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video (*mov) profile in the drop-down menu. If you want to edit MXF file in FCP, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov). And for editing in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).

P.S. Besides transcoding MXF to ProRes MOV, converting MXF to AIC, Brorsoft MXF Converter for mac also support converting MXF file to various video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV and converting MXF to various devices like iPad, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple TV 3, etc.

Step 3: Start the MXF to MOV conversion on Mac

Click "convert" to start converting Panasonic/Canon MXF file MOV format on mac. After conversion, you can watch your MXF file on Mac or editing in FCP/FCE/iMovie without problem.


1. Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

2. If you choose to convert mxf file to Apple ProRes format, Brorsoft will be able to keep the multiple audio streams separate in output file. Then you can get the audio tracks like original.

Additional Tips

If you have camcorders/cameras which record footages in .mts, m2ts, .mxf or h.264 format and want to smoothly edit those footage, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a great solution.

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