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|Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:14 am Post subject: Transcode HD camcorder MXF files to MOV for editing on Mac
|Nowadays, more professional High Definition camcorder manufactors prefer to release camcorders&cameras with .mxf output, like Panasonic AG-AC130EJ, AJ-HPX370, Canon XF300, XF305, Sony EX camera. MXF is abbreviation for Material eXchange Format, it is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards.
There is no doubt that these camcorders or cameras mentioned above can capture outstanding videos. However, users of these camcorders always encounter video format incompatible problems while they want to preview mxf files on Mac through QuickTime or make a further edit in some professional editors,such as Final Cut Pro/FCE/iMovie/AVID .etc. Actually, those high-compressed with high data rate MXF videos are difficult to be recognized and supported by QT and various non-linear editing systems (NLE).
So, what should we do for enjoying the MXF video in Quicktime or loading the MXF video on Mac for further editing?Converting mxf files to mov on Mac, yes, it's the easiest yet right workaround. To get the work done, UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It's 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 for editing on Mac. Besides, it allows you to do some premiere editing work on Mac before transcoding including cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc. The Mac MXF Converter must be your best choice when you need a Panasonic P2 mxf Converter or a Canon mxf Converter, you can do action with mxf files at anytime anywhere now! Just download it and follow below steps to convert MXF files to MOV on Mac now.
First of all, pls free download MXF TO MOV Converter for Mac:
Guide: Transcode MXF files to MOV on Mac
Step 1: Add mxf captured videos
Click "add video" button to import the P2 mxf or Canon mxf files. 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, UFUSoft 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, UFUSoft will be able to keep the multiple audio streams separate in output file. Then you can get the audio tracks like original.
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