Review of Best Mac MXF Converter for Converting Sony/Canon/Panasonic MXF Files El Capitan

Diana Joan

Sep 10, 2015 08:59 am / Posted by Diana Joan

MXF is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. The data-recording camera systems which produces MXF including Sony’s XDCAM, Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 and Canon XF. Since MXF is a container format, it may supports a number of different streams encoded in any of a variety of video and audio compression formats, therefore, it is often a hassle for media players or video editing applications on Mac computer to properly and efficiently decode the files for further playing or editing.

Mac MXF Converter Review

To simplify the playing and editing work of MXF files on Mac, we have listed 5 best MXF Converter for Mac OS X users to for to make a ideal choice.

Top 1: Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac

A professional MXF converter that is proficient in converting MXF video files generated from Canon XF/Sony XDCAM/Sony XAVC/Panasonic P2/Ikegami GFCAM/Avid Media Composer MXF files to various different file formats to playback on Mac with QuickTime or transferring to smartphones, tablets, media player, game consoles and TV.

The most important function of this program is its great ability to output optimized professional and native editing codec for pro-level video editing programs, you can output MXF to AIC(Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie or FCE), Apple Prores codec for FCP or FCP X, Avid DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer and also other optimized editing codec such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas.

Top 2: Pavtube iMixMXF Converter for Mac

Nowdays, most camera or camcorder has the ability to capture MXF files with more than one audio track or channels. Pavtube iMixMXF not only helps you to preserve all the separate audio tracks by converting MXF video footage to multi-track MKV/MOV/MP4/MOV and even Muti-track Apple Prores format for FCP editing, but also has the ability to mix all the audio tracks into one for using in interview, interviewee, surrounds or editors’/directors’ comments.

Both above mentioned two programs work perfectly well with the newest Mac OS X operating system Mac OS X El Capitan.

Top 3: Calibrated{Q} MXF Import

This MXF Converter can operate on the Mac OS X without problem, and it can help you trans-code your MXF files into editable format to your FCP, Adobe Premiere. Some users want to rewrap their converted videos into original MXF files, this app can help you do that. QT Player 7 and Cat TV those two can be made acceptable to the MXF files. You can get the free version before November 13,2014. If you want to update it then the extract fee has to be paid.

Top 4: MXF4Mac Player

It is a free download that can open most MXF variations including XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, DNxHD, DVC-Pro HD, etc. It has control of 8 tracks of audio, the framerate, Movie Time, Source Package Timecode, Frame Number and Data Rate.
Key functions of MXF4Mac Player:

JKL playback control

Full screen playback mode

Multiple timecode tracks for MXF

Timecode, movie time and frame count modes

One click Solo and Mute operations for up to 8 individual audio channels

P2 and Avid playback

Standalone player – no additional MXF4mac component necessary

For Mac users, you can now make a better choice to convert your MXF files to better playing and editing.

Comparison charts with detailed comparison parameters for you as a reference.

Software Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac Pavtube iMixMXF Converter for Mac Calibrated{Q} MXF Import MXF4Mac Player
Compatile MXF Files
Panasonic P2



Canon XF

Avid MXF

Output MXF
QuickTime Player X & 7
iMovie/FCE Preset Profile Formats
FCP 7 & X
Multi-track Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro (X)
After Effects CS5.0.3 & 5.5 & 6.0 & CC & CC2014
Premiere Pro CS5.0.3 & 5.5 & 6.0 & CC & CC2014
Avid Media Composer Preset Profile Formats
Device Preset Profile Formats
Create 3D Movies
Advanced Features
Preserving MXF Multi-tracks/channels
Mix multiple audio tracks/channels MXF into one
Adjust Video/Audio Parameters
Batch Converting MXF Files

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