MXF, short form for Material eXchange Format, is a container format (Like AVI) for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards.
MXF files are often produced by high-end cameras and camcorders, like Sony XDCAM. However, Sony MXF files can not be opened and supported to edit by many professional video editing programs like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Stdio,Windows Movie Maker and Apple Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc. and cannot be played by many video players and portable players.
In order to edit or play such Sony MXF files with professional video editing programs and media player, you will need to convert Sony MXF files to a format editalbe and playable by your media devices or editors, like MKV/VOB/AVI/MOV/MP4/MPEG/WMV/FLV, etc.
Sony MXF Converter works as a professional MXF Converter for windows and mac users which can convert MXF files to MKV, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV, FLV and more on Mac (Mountain Lion included) or on Windows (Windows 8 included). In addition to convert Sony MXF files, the MXF Conversion tool can also edit Sony MXF files like trim, crop, merge, add water mark, and keep metadata and more. Below is the detailed guide to show you how to convert Sony MXF files on Mac or Windows.
Convert Sony MXF to MP4, MKV, M4V, VOB, AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV, FLV
Step 1. Run best Sony MXF Converter, this software supports MXF conversion well. Click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the footages and load .MXF files to the converter.
Step 2. Select the items to be converted, and click on “Format” bar.
If you need to convert Sony MXF to MKV, VOB, AVI, MOV,MP4, MPEG,WMV, FLV, you just need to select corresponding format. Just click format bar and choose the format you need.
- To play and edit Sony MXF on Windows, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Stdio,Windows Movie Maker, xBox, you can transcode Sony MXF to AVI, WMV or MPEG format.
- To play and edit Sony MXF on Mac, QuickTime, Zune, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc you can convert Sony MXF to MP4, or encode Sony MXF files to MOV, to play on Mac, QuickTime.
- To import Sony MXF to Final Cut Pro, FCE, and iMovie, you can convert Sony MXF to ProRes MOV for FCP and convert Sony MXF to AIC MOV for editing in iMovie.
- You can also convert Sony MXF to any desired video formats with the professional Sony MXF Converter.
Step 3. You can click settings button to adjust output parameters.
To maintain original HD quality, you may set “original” in the fields of “Size”, “Bitrate” and “Frame rate”.
To downsize the Sony MXF files, just set a smaller bitrate.
Step 4. Click the “Browse” button next to the Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.
Step 5. Click the “Convert” button to start conversion. After conversion you can click the “Open” button to locate converted video files.
This is the Mac solution to convert Sony MXF files to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, FLV, if you are windows user, you can refer the guide converting MXF AVI/WMV/MOV/MP4/MPEG on Windows.
Now, you can easily transfer Sony MXF video for editing, playing and sharing.