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Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:27 am Reply with quote
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Summary: This article shows you how to convert/transcode MXF files to MP4, so that you can play, share, or upload your MXF recordings without limiatations.

The Material eXchange Format (MXF) is an open file format, targeted at the interchange of audio-visual material with associated data and metadata. Many MXF video footages are recorded by high-definition camcorders, like Panasonic P2, canon XF and sony XDCAM series camcorders.

Though MXF is great video format to record high-definition videos, it is not easy to use in that they are not supported by most websites, tablet, smartphone and TV. That is to say, we can't play MXF video on them directly. The easy workaround to get the work done is to transcode MXF files to MP4 videos, which is almost used anywhere. The following guide shares with you the way converting MXF to MP4.

First of all, free download Brorsoft MXF Converter or MXF Converter for Mac

It's a professional MXF Converter for you to convert MXF to MP4 or other playable video formats,such as AVI, MOV, WMV, M4V and MPEG easily on windows and Mac. On one side, the avi, wmv, mp4, mov, mpeg video formats are usually for playback, you can also choose AVI/MOV friendly codec for editing in software, like prores codec for FCP, and AIC codec for FCE and iMovie. This article will show you the steps to convert MXF to MP4 on Windows and Mac.

How to transcode MXF files to MP4 on Windows and Mac

Note: To convert MXF video you need to transfer the whole MXF file structure to your PC or Mac HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files). The quick start guide below uses MXF Converter Mac screenshots. The way to encode MXF to MP4 on Windows (Windows 8 included) is almost the same.

Step 1: Install, and launch the MXF file Converter on your Mac, then click the "Add" button to import the MXF files.

Step 2: Click format column and choose best video format for output. To convert MXF to MP4 format, if you want to get common MP4 files for playback, you can choose Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4); if you want to get HD MP4 files to use, you can choose HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).

Tips: You can click settings button to customize the output video parameters as you want, such as video resolution, video bitrate, etc.

Step 3: Tap the conversion button to start converting MXF files to MP4.

Video and audio quality and synchronization are perfectly guaranteed. What's more, with CUDA and ATI acceleration technology, you can convert MXF files to MP4 at super fast speed. After conversion, you can use MXF files as you want.

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Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:43 am Reply with quote
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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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