Everyone knows that MXF files can’t be directly imported into some edit software or play back on TV, PC. Since most people would like to use an external mic to record their video and one video channel may include two or three audio tracks, which makes the playback progress much more difficult than normal video, which means it is so smoothly for us to watch some HD videos on TV shot from HD acmcorders.
How to solve this kind of problem? Here are two ways for you.
1. MXF plug-in offered by numerous camera and editor brands
If you want to import your MXF into some edit software, like FCP, iMovie , Adobe Premiere Then a MXF plug –in can come to your choice. Take FCP for example, Vizrt and nablet GmbH has already released an MXF plugin for Final Cut Pro. This new released proxy will support lots of different formats. That was really good news for robusting MXF plug-in for FCP on the market. Another piece of emerging FCP in broadcast market. For some camera user, Canon and Sony released the free plug-in apps: Sony XAVC/XAVCM plug in and Canon XF Plug-in for them to use.
2. A third-party powerful converter app
In most circumstances, the MXF plug-in can handle your conversion and import needs. But to some technical rookies or just some new camera guys, the usage of that proxy may become another challenge to them. Then the third-party converter app comes as a solution. You can find yourself some powerful and easy-use apps, like Handbrake , ffMPEG,MPEG Streamclip. And those apps are all open source without any charge.
In this article, what I would like to highly recommend is this one PavtubeMXF MultiMixer. According to its name, you can easily tell that this software is professional in the field of handling MXF files. One more feature I would like to mention about is this “Multi-track Video” option. By selecting this option, you can choose to output your MXF files as *.mkv, *.mp4,*.mov,*.avi with sharp quality. And in the “Settings” UI, all your audio channels can be kept without any loss. For Mac users, Pavtube iMixMXF can operate on the Yosemite system without any problem.
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The detailed workflow of using MXF MultiMixer to convert raw MXF files.
First, go to the Pavtube Official website to download this MXF MultiMixer then install it step by step. Second, load your MXF files. You can load them by click the “Folder” or “Video” icon on this program’s main UI. Or click “File”>”Add Video/Audio”. Directly drag your video into this software is also very convenient if they are on your desktop.
After loading your MXF files successfully, click the format bar to choose the output format you want. If you want to import them into edit software like Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere, then you can just choose the brand name and the most suitable preset will appear. Also, if you want to keep multi-track audios, click “Multi-track Video”>”Multi-track MKV (*.MKV)”.
Then go to the “Settings” UI to check or uncheck the audios you prefer. Simple and efficiency to customize the output video to meet all your requirements will all be done in a few minutes. If you want to watch your MXF files on TV, and also you owned some stream box, like Xbox, PS3 etc. Then just search “Xbox” or”PS3’ on the “Search box” in the right-down corner of the format bar UI. Then you can choose the proper output format to convert. After that, stream them on your TV through those boxes to enjoy high viewing experience without any lagging.
Also if you want to do some personal edits on your video and you don’t have any edit software. Don’t worry, with a build-editor in this MXF MultiMixer, personal edits can be done quickly and easily.
Click this “Pencil” icon on the main UI or “Edit”. Then it will bring you to an UI which has some functions you can explore. Such as change “Interlaced” to “Progressive” to make your video quality more sharp; add your own text, image watermark, background music, subtitles etc.
After all have been settled by this MXF MultiMixer, choose the output folder withenough storage space then hit “Convert” button to start your conversion. Also in the drop-down menu of “Tool”, you can speed up your conversion by clicking “Acceleration”. After the conversion, you can click the “Open output folder” to check your converted video. Then with these high quality and compatible format videos, stream them on your TV will not be a problem. Sincerely hope the article above can help you a lot in editing or playing MXF recordings!