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Best MXF Converter for Mac-Convert MXF to AVI/WMV/MOV/MP4/MPEG/DVD/FLV on Windows/Mac

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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 is fairly effective at the interchange of D10 (IMX) material and is used by more and more professional camcorders like Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 MXF, HVX200 and Canon C300/XF300/XF305 to store video, audio, and programmed data. MXF is a rare format, and external programs on PCs and Macs can’t play these files. So if you want to play or edit MXF files on other media devices or editors, the first thing you should do is to convert them to a format playable by your media devices or editors, such as AVI, WMV, MOV, ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, MP4, MPEG, DVD, etc.

UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, (for windows user: UFUSoft MXF Video Converter is good at converting your MXF files from your Panasonic HVX200/HVX-203/HPX170/HPX300/HPX-310/HPX-2100/HPX2700/AJ-HPX2700,AG-HPX370, AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX3700, AG- HPX170, AG-HPX500, AG-HVX200, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX3000,P2 DVCPRO, Canon C300/C500/XF300/XF305/XF100/XF105,Sony EX camera to MOV,Quicktime, Apple ProRes 422 MOV, AIC MOV, MPG, AVI, DV, MPEG, WMV, MP4, 3GP, VOB, DVD, etc without losing quality, then you can play them on your iPad/iPad 2/The New iPad 3/iPad Mini, iPod/iPod Touch 4g/iPod Touch 5g, iPhone 4/iPhone 4s/iPhone 5, Galaxy S 3, Galaxy Note 2, Nook Color, BlackBerry Playbook, HTC One X, Apple TV 3, PS3, Xbox 360, WDTV ,Zune, Media Player, Quicktime, iTune,Apple TV 2 ,HP TouchPad etc, or edit them in Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Final Cut Pro /FCP 7, FCP X, Final Cut Express, etc, or upload to YouTube, Google, Yahoo, Hulu, Myspace, PPT for presentation etc.

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Below is the detailed guide to show you how to convert MXF files on Mac or Windows.

The step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Run UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac as your wanted MXF Video Converter on your Mac, and then add your MXF video files into it.

Note: This program supports batch conversion to automatically convert multiple MXF files one by one. And it also supports converting several MXF videos into a single one.

Step 2: Choose output format you need
Click on “Format” drop-down list, you could easily choose the video format you need from its various categories, and the supported formats include AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, DV, MKV, MPEG, MPG, FLV, 3GP, DVD, VOB, etc.

Tips: To get the best video quality and sound effect, you are allowed to easily adjust video/audio parameters such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, codec, channels, etc after clicking on “Settings“. Meanwhile, you could edit MXF videos by using some editing functions of this MXF Converter for Mac, like cropping, trimming, watermarking, flipping, and more.

Step 3: Start converting MXF to AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/ProRes/AIC/DV/MPEG/DVD or other video format you need by clicking on “Convert” on its main interface.

After the above operations, you could get the converted MXF files in your wanted video format from its default output folder. Thus you could watch them on your computer. Or, you can edit the mxf files with ease.

That’s all! Hope the guide on how to converting MXF files on Mac or Windows helps!

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All You Need to Know about MXF Definition, MXF Comments,MXF Software

Monday, May 6th, 2013

MXF(Material Exchange Format) is now a popular video and audio format used by many top-end camcorders. Maybe you just know it is a HD video format, but do you know what the MXF is and with what standard the MXF is compressed? This article will give you brief answers about MXF questions.

What is MXF
“MXF is a ‘container’ or ‘wrapper’ format which supports a number of different streams of coded ‘essence’, encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file.” ,from Wikipedia.

MXF packs together video, audio, and programme data, such as text – together termed essence – along with metadata and places them into a wrapper. It’s body is stream based and carries the essence as well as some of the metadata. It holds a sequence of video frames, each filled with involved audio, and data essence, plus frame-based metadata. The latter typically comprises timecode and file format information for each of the video frames. This arrangement is also called an interleaved media file.

MXF in use
MXF is mainly used in movie and TV production, edition, presentation and save.MXF was developed to carry a subset of the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) data model, under a policy known as the Zero Divergence Directive (ZDD). This theoretically enables MXF/AAF workflows between non-linear editing (NLE) systems using AAF and cameras, servers, and other devices using MXF.

Till now, there have no format can meet all requirements of broadcast production, while, MXF is designed to meet most of those requirements in the time being and in the future.

Can MXF replace all the current media formats
The answer is definitely no. It needs quite a long time for MXF to replace the current video and audio formats for there are quite a lot of video and audio files are saved as MPEG, AVI,GXF and even Quicktime formats, to convert so many files to MXF needs great efforts. But one trend is certain, there will be more and more devices supporting MXF in the future.

Typical Camcorders using MXF
Till now, there have been many MXF camcorders in the market, the typical examples are below:
Can XF series: Canon XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305 and Canon C300;
Panasonic: Panonsonic P2, HVX200, HPX170;
Sony XDCAM camcorders: Sony XDCAM, PDM700, PDM-F800. PMW100

Software supporting MXF
Final Cut Pro 5.0 from Apple Inc. can perfect import MXF. But it is a pity that iMovie cannot support MXF natively, you need to convert MXF to iMovie with UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac before edit the files in iMovie. Edit MXF in Winows is also easy with UFUSoft MXF Converter as the best MXF to Windows Movie Maker converter.

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How to Transcode MXF to Correct Format for Different Editors without Any Problem?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

MXF format, Material Exchange Format, is a “container” or “wrapper” format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence”, encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. I got these words from wikipedia. Actually, the explanation is too difficult for most video fans to understand as limited people are clear about “container” or “codec“. But in my opinion, it’s not necessary to make clear what MXF is, you can just remember that MXF is the best video format for professional users and it’s widely used by movie-makers, program editors and so on.

Being different from other video formats, MXF files usually can’t be broadcasted directly until edited by video edit software, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, iDVD and so on. Such editors help to adjust colors, add effects, edit subtitles and deal with audio meanwhile to get better effects. They are really powerful, except the only common problem is none of them could handle MXF videos directly. And that’s why most movie-makers need the third-party software to convert MXF to correct formats for various video editors. Such third-party software works as the bridge between the original videos and the editors. It could transcode the video format from one to another. For example, if you are using iMovie, Apple InterMediate Codec is your first choice, and if your editor is FCP X, Apple ProRes 422 works best.

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Different editors have different formats limited. Editors running on Mac usually choose MOV, MP4, AIC or ProRes as their favorite.

Most video converters could achieve the “conversion process” easily. Even some free ones also have this function. The largest difference is quality of output videos. As I have mentioned before, MXF is the most difficult format to handle, lots of converters couldn’t read it freely, especial when converting, lots of problems will come out.

“I recently purchased a Video Converter, in order to convert files from my video camera for use in Final Cut Express.? They were being converted from an .MXF file.? I tried the Final Cut Express option as well as several others all with the same result.? The video converts fine, but the audio does not.? It sounds extremely sped up and is completely indiscernible.? Am I doing something wrong?” This e-mail is from my sister. I share her words with everyone as I do believe this problem is the most common one when transcoding MXF files.

So, why this problem comes, and how to solve it?

There are two parts in a movie: audio and video. No matter which part is broken or destroyed, you can’t get a whole movie. When importing, some video converters can’t read the two parts correctly, and that’s why they refuse importing of such MXF files. Some can read parts of the files, which cause video and audio being out of sync. Maybe this picture can show you the structure.

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This picture shows you the MXF folder structure clearly. When using a video converter, it seems that we only need to import a single video without any folders. But the truth is video converter will analyse the information contained meanwhile. So it’s necessary to make sure the Video folder and Audio folder are copied to the same place. If not, most video converters will fail in reading the files. Or sometimes audio and video are out of sync, just like the problem my sister met.

UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is technical software for MXF files. It’s mainly designed for this professional video format. Easy-to-use and powerful functions made it your best video assistant. Just like the pictures showing, choose correct formats for your editors and export, you can get a new video with correct format, and also in high quality.

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MXF to iMovie Converter-Convert/Import MXF Files to iMovie on Mac Mountain Lion/Lion

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Though iMovie 09 and 11 claim that iMove accept the recordings like MXF files, AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos from Panasonic, Sony, Canon and more HD camcorders, sometimes as a camcorder users, you may have the experience of failing to import the MXF, MTS/M2TS files to iMovie for advanced editings. In this case, the best solution is to convert MXF files to iMovie compatible formats including MOV, MP4, H.264, AIC, etc., and then import the converted MXF video to iMovie without hassle.

When it refers to converting MXF to iMovie, here this professional MXF to iMovie Converter is absolutely the ideal choice. It can not only convert MXF recordings from Panasonic P2 and Canon XF camcorder to iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid Studio, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere with 1:1 quality, but also transfer MXF clips to iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry Playbook, PS3, WDTV for playing freely, or even upload MXF videos to YouTube for sharing.

Guide of How to import MXF files to iMoive on Mac
Preparation: Free Download and install the UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac program, ready for the MXF to FCP process.

Step 1: Add mxf records

Run the program, just drag&drop MXF recordings to the main interface or click “Add File” pin tо load one or more MXF files from scratch disk or cam HDD.

Here, this MXF to iMovie Converter supports playing MXF files freely, a simple MXF player for Mac.

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Step 2: Configure Output Settings

Under “Format” option, locate iMovie’ >> ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)’ format in dropdown list. Because iMovie has the same video/audio compatibility, here you can also specify ‘HD Video’ >> ‘QuickTime H.264 MOV’ as output.

If you wanna do more settings about output video/audio parameters, you can click Settings button to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate and so on.


Step 3: Convert MXF files to iMovie on Mac Lion/Mountain Lion

When all the settings done, Click thе “Convert” button tо navigate the MXF to iMovie conversion. After the process, you can feel free to import the converted MXF videos to iMovie 09/ iMovie 11/iMovie HD for further editings on the Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, etc.

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About MXF

MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence", encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. MXF has been designed to address a number of problems with non-professional formats. MXF file format is not compatible with many programs. So you may have problem to play, edit or use these MXF format came from Panasonic HVX200/HPX300, Canon XF100/XF100/XF300/XF305/C300/C500, Sony EX camera, and all you need is an great tool named UFUSoft MXF Converter and UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.