“MXF” is the abbreviation of “Material eXchange Format”. MXF, which is not a video format actually but a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence", encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file.
It is one of XDCAM multiple video compression methods and media container formats. Equipment that uses Professional Disc as recording media employs MXF container to store digital audio/digital video streams.
MXF converter can convert all kinds of MXF video format recorded by camcorders, either Sony, Canon or Panasonic has their own special MXF HD video camcorders. The Reason why they take MXF as their standard video camcorder format is that XMF has higher video resolution and video quality. Some Home camcorder owners do not like this format, not because the video format itselft has any flaw, but beacause many latest editing software does not support mxf as input source video format. Which therefor bring much trouble for MXF camcorder users.
For the purpose of resolving the problem, We develop this MXF converter to help camcorder users to convert MXF video format to other general video formats, such as HD mov, avi, mp4 to enable users edit the source video in editing software (Final cut Pro, Prores, Cyberlink Powerdirector, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Quicktime, etc).
For the convenience of quicking lookup, we list some model of camcorders which store video footage as MXF, Including but not limited to, If you happenly have a camcorder which also is MXF recorded, Please tell us, So that we can better serve MXF camcorder users.
Updated information about free MXF converter:
On Mar, 4, 2014 Free MXF converter upgrades to 6.3.30, support converting XAVC-S codec wrapped .MXF (prepared for the release of sony's first 4K XAVC-S camcorder FDR-AX100/B) . This software also add new codec to convert AVCHD MTS and MP4 for camcorder recorded streaming video format.
On October, 24th, 2013, Add new profiles for iPad Air & Mini and transcode MXF video recordings to iPad Mini and iPad Air MP4 formats. Fully support Mac OS X Mavericks (iMac OS X 10.9).
On October, 16th, 2013, Add new iPhone 5C & 5S output profile, support transfer MXF from camcorder and enjoy it on iPhone 5C & iPhone 5S (the latest iOS 7 supported).
On 26th, September, 2013, Full support the new sony XDCAM camcorder:PXW-Z100 4K (video recorded & wrappered in MXF container form). Sony PXW-Z100 4K is the latest professional XDCAM camcorder.
On 20th, September, 2013, Add new profile to support Canon EOS C500.
On 15th, September, 2013, Add full models of Sony XDCAM camcorders profiles to the software.