MPEG Streamclip alternative: Best MXF transcode app

On my new OSX 10.9.1, I tried to install MPEG Streamclip but having difficulties. I’m using Canon C300 as a primary camera at the production company I work at. When I tried to use MPEG Streamclip to convert MXF to MOV, it didn’t work. Wondering if there any freeware or paid apps that can transcode MXF files that are NOT in their original folder structure? These are native canon C300 files that have been taken off the card, out of the folders. Anyone have an MPEG Streamclip alternative or MXF transcode app to transcode mxf files, with no intact structure?

As MXF is not an optimal editing, playing format, there are many cases that we need to convert MXF to MOV, MP4, etc format for handling easily. While, frustratingly, we always found that MPEG Streamclip can’t help us transcode MXF files well. I’m eagerly need an alternative to MPEG Streamclip converting MXF videos. Searched high and low, some guys gave me a good recommendation: Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which ranks top on MXF Video Converter for Mac application list.

It’s a professional yet decent Mac MXF converter which can help you transcode MXF to MOV, MP4, M4V and more format 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, Avid Media Composer for editing on Mac. Besides, it allows you to do some premiere editing work on Mac before transcoding like cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc. The Mac MXF transcode app must be your best choice when you need a Panasonic P2 MXF Converter, a Canon MXF Converter or a Sony XDCAM MXF Converter. You can do action with all .mxf files at anytime anywhere now! Just download it and follow below steps to convert MXF files to MOV on Mac now.

Transcode MXF files on Mac with the best MPEG Streamclip alternative

Step 1: Add .mxf videos

Click “add” button to import the P2 MXF or Canon MXF files.

Step 2: Choose MOV as output format

Click format to choose Common Video > MOV-QuickTime(*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). If you want to transcode MXF to MP4, M4V, FLV, MPEG, AVI, MKV, etc format, just choose one from “Common Video”.

Step 3: Start the MXF to MOV conversion on Mac

Click “convert” to start converting Panasonic/Canon MXF to MOV on Mac. After conversion, you can play or edit MXF clips in FCP/FCE/iMovie without problem.

Additional Tips:
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. Besides transcoding MXF to MOV, this Mac MXF Converter 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.

Above I list the best replacement for MPEG Streamclip for transcoding MXF videos on Mac OS X(Yosemite, Mavericks). Just get it to get your work done.

Related Guides:

Tips & Tricks to fix corrupted P2 MXF clips on Mac
How to Convert MXF to MOV free on Mac
How to edit C300 footage on Mac smoothly

How to rip DVD movies files on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)


Now I’m expecting to upgrade my iMac to the new Mavericks. The latest Apple OS – Mac OS X 10.9 or Mavericks is one such development that made all Mac fans delightful with its new features and specifications. The only limitation to the new operating systems may be the compatibility feature. One typical case is that how to rip DVD movies on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Is there a tool that keeps pace with Mac’s latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks and can also rip DVD movies easily?

Don’t worry yet there is one solution for all Mac users who are facing compatibility issues with their new operating systems – Mavericks. All you need to do is to download the professional Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mavericks, which is specially designed for Mac OS X 10.9.

It is the most ideal choice I’ve found to rip DVD on Mac OS X Mavericks. It lets you rip and convert DVD movies to virtually any popular video formats like MOV, MP4, M4V and more. Compared to other Mac Mavericks DVD ripping tools, it supports more output choices. Apart from that, it also provides optimized presets for various mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Kindle Fire HD, PS Vita, Nook HD, Nexus 7 and more. What’s more, this DVD software is embedded with a versatile video editor, which allows you to touch up the DVD movies to be in tune with your taste. You can crop the video frame, adjust visual effects, add watermarks, trim the favorite part and also add *.srt, *.ass subtitles as you like.

Guide: How to convert DVD on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Step 1: Import DVD movies

Download and install DVD Converter for Mavericks on your Mac and launch it. Click the Load DVD button to choose the DVD files you want to convert. You can also import DVD Folders, ISO files and IFO files.


Step 2: Select video format

If you just want to play the DVD files on Mac with QuickTime or iTunes player, MOV or M4V is the recommended output format. If you want to convert DVD to play on iPhone, iPad or some other mobile devices, just specify the corresponding optimized presets as the output format, since these output parameters has been adjusted to fit seamlessly your devices.


Step 3: Start to rip DVD on Mac OS X 10.9

After all the settings, click the Convert button to begin ripping DVD on Mac OS X Mavericks immediately.

The conversion will finish in a few minutes. After the conversion is complete, you can enjoy the DVD movies on Mac or portable devices iPad, Apple TV, etc without any hassles. Easy work on your new Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)!

Transcoding MTS to ProRes 422 on Mavericks 10.9


You may have some MTS files from Sony, Canon or Panasonic full HD camcorders and need to bring these MTS files to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac Mavericks. However, when you import the MTS video files, sometimes Final Cut Pro(even the latest FCP X) can’t ingest MTS footage correctly. In this article, I will give you some helpful tips to import MTS to FCP easily; if it still doesn’t work I will share an easy workaround- converting MTS to ProRes on Maveicks for with working with FCP flawlessly.

If you’re working with AVCHD files then these helpful tips should assist with any kinks in your workflow. The most important thing to remember with any digital card format is to copy the entire card, as this will maintain the folder/file structure that a lot of non-linear editing applications need to work with the files.


When importing .MTS files into FCPX it’s important to remember to go to “Import from Camera > Open Archive” rather than going straight to “Import”.


It is pretty straight forward to work with AVCHD files in FCP 7 – just copy the card structure to your hard drive and then ingest via Log and Transfer. Set the transcode codec in the preferences cog of Log and Transfer.

What happens when you don’t have the whole card structure to work with or Final Cut Pro can’t recognize your AVCHD footage from your camcorder? Well Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac will convert standalone .MTS files to ProRes, Final Cut Pro most likely format for you.

I have look at various convertors but tricky to choose which one top go for. After multiple testing, the most suitable one has come out. The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as the best MTS to ProRes Converter under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, etc. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X.

Converting MTS files to ProRes for Editing in Final Cut Pro

1. Install and launch the MTS to ProRes Converter, and then click “Add Video” button to import .MTS files.


2. Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444” as the output format


Tips: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Click Convert button to start transcoding MTS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mavericks.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP 6/7/X. You’ve done.

Editor’s Note: For FCP X users, before you try to do MTS to ProRes conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.