How to Convert MXF to MOV free on Mac


Came up with at problem when I was about to import MXF files into FCP 7. It won’t work… at all. Tried to use MPEG Streamclip to do the conversion but didn’t work either. Have tried to download a couple of plug-ins for both of the apps and nothing seems to work. Does someone have any idea to make this work? Is there any free MXF converter Mac that let me convert MXF to MOV in Mac OS X beautifully?

Searched high and low, some guys gave me some clues:

1. Depends what camera the footage was shot. Have you tried XDCAM transfer software. It’s a plugin you can download for free. It enables you to import Sony XDCAM MXF files to Final Cut Pro easily.

2. Calibrated{Q} MXF Import for OSX is a QuickTime Import component for NATIVE Importing and Editing of MXF Files within Final Cut Pro 6, 7, and X without using Log and Transfer. Note that it doesn’t work well on Mavericks 10.9 and it’s free for 30 days.

3. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac ranks top on MXF to MOV Converter for Mac application list.

It’s a professional yet decent Mac MXF to MOV Converter which can help you transcode MXF to MOV 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 Converter 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.

Guide: Transcode MXF files to MOV on Mac

Step 1: Add .mxf videos

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


Note: While importing MXF clips into the program for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder (like a P2 Card). If you only have some loose .MXF clips, you files will have image only without audio.

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).


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 MXF to MOV Converter for Mac 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 MXF solutions for playing, editing MXF videos on Mac OS X. Just get a proper Mac MXF to MOV Converter app to get your work done.

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