How to convert MXF video files on Mac?

If you are in search of a program to convert MXF videos to a Mac friendly format, you may wish to read this post. It guides you through the process of encoding MXF clips on a Mac machine via using a top MXF Converter for Mac.

What’s the best Mac MXF Converter to transcode MXF files on Mac?
“Hi guys, I’m looking for a helpful MXF Converter for Mac to convert MXF footage shot on Sony and Canon video cameras. What’s the best Mac MXF Converter? Does anyone have any good recommendations? I don’t want to lose much quality of the original .mxf files. Thanks for any advice.”

With HD Converter installed, it won’t be a problem to convert MXF files on Mac maintaining original quality. Here’ a quick guide walking you through how to transcode MXF files to your required files types on Mac OS X.

How to encode MXF videos on Mac?

Software requirement
HD Converter for Mac
convert MXF videos to a Mac friendly format

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Converter for Mac as a Mac MXF Video Converter. Once the main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import source media. You can load directly from your camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.
encoding MXF clips on a Mac

Step 2: Select output format for your editing programs
To convert MXF files for use iMovie, from the Profile list, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
top MXF Converter for Mac

For the purpose of encoding MXF video files for Avid, Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, from the Profile list, choose ‘Avid DNxHD(*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
the best Mac MXF Converter

To convert MXF footage for editing in FCP 7 or FCP X, from the Profile list, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.
transcode MXF files on Mac

If you want to convert MXF video files for playing on Mac, simply choose ‘HD MOV Video (*.mov)’ as target format under ‘HD Video’ catalogue.
transcode MXF files on Mac

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced user)
If you are an advanced user and want to adjust video and audio settings like bit rate, frame rate, etc. in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.

Step 4: When ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting MXF footage to MOV for playing or editing on a Mac.

You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ checkbox, and go away to do other things instead of waiting around in front of the computer for the entire conversion process.

Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated MOV QuickTime files for editing or playing.

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