Convert MXF Files to MOV for QuickTime playback on Mac

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Summary: If you’d like to put Canon XF/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM MXF videos onto QuickTime for playback, you need to first convert XAVC video clips to QuickTime supported format, e.g. MOV. The following guide shows you how to convert mxf video footage for QuickTime playback.

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 502, Panasonic P2 HD, Panasonic DVCPRO P2, Panasonic AVCCAM, HVX200, Canon XF300/XF305, and Sony PMW-EX1/EX3/800/VX10/350K etc. to store video, audio, and programmed data.

But you may be disappointed when playing MXF video clips in QuickTime media player on Mac since it does not support MXF video format. You need convert MXF video into QuickTime compatible MOV format first. UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac provides an easy and effective way to transcode MXF/P2 MXF video clips to MOV formats for QuickTime playback.


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Step 1. Add MXF video clips to Mac MXF to Quicktime MOV Converter.

Click “Add video” button to import individual video clip, or “Add from folder” button to import Canon XF/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM video clips from whole folder.

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Step 2. Select output format for QuickTime playback.

Click on “Format” bar to select QuickTime preset. You are recommended to select “Common Video > MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” on the drop-down list of Format for QuickTime files.

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Step 3. Customize video profile. (Optional)

If the default A/V settings can not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to custom the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.

Step 4. Start converting MXF to QuickTime MOV on Mac.

Click “Convert” icon on program main UI to start conversion for Canon XF/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM MXF to QuickTime MOV files. Once finished, you can click “Open” button and locate the generated QuickTime MOV videos, then transfer converted MXF video clips to QuickTime MOV format for playback on Mac.

OK, everything is ready, you can instantly play your Canon XF/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM MXF video on QuickTime Player.

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