Upload Sony/Canon/Panasonic MXF Files to YouTube with Best Quality

Diana Joan

Mar 01, 2016 05:13 am / Posted by Diana Joan

It's likely that you may have recorded some MXF files with one of the following camcorder:

Canon XC10, Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Canon XF200, Canon XF205, Canon XF305, Canon XF300, Sony PMW-RX50, Sony XDCAM PXW-Z100, Sony XDCAM HD422 PMW-200, Panasonic AG-HPX255

Upload MXF to YouTube

To share your great works with your best friends or people around the world, it would be a good choice for you to upload MXF files to YouTube, the most poplar online video sharing sites. However, one of the big headache here is that YouTube does not accept MXF files uploading. Therefore, before start the video uploading process, you will first need to perform a video conversion process.

Best tool to convert MXF to YouTube uploading format

There is a simple solution in hand called Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which not only helps to convert Canon/Sony/Panasonic MXF files to YouTube best compatible MP4 format, but also enables you to other output settings for delivering the best file size, resolution and video quality for YouTube uploading.

Adjust profile parameters for optimal YouTube uploading settings

File size: video file size is limited to 2GB, but 20GB is allowed by using an up-to-date browser.
Aspect ratio: YouTube applies 16:9 aspect ratio players
Video format: MP4
Video codec: H.264
Audio Codec: AAC-LC (Channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1 Sample rate: 96khz or 48 khz)
Frame rate: it is recommended to make frame rates match the source material.
Bit rate: variable bit rate, no bit rate limit required. The typical bit rate of HD video should be set to 8Mbps

All above settings can be easily achieved in our built-in "Profile Settings" window, you can adjust the output video codec as H.264, audio codec as AAC, video bit rate as 8Mbps, frame rate as the same as original, audio channels as Stereo or Stereo 5.1, audio sample rate as 96Khz or 48Khz. As for video file size, if your video file size is too large, you can compress it with the following 3 ways:

Trim unwanted parts or segments from the video with no quality loss

Reduce the output video bit rate 20-50% of the default

Change video resolution to a suitable file size. 640 x 480 is more preferable by YouTube.

How to Upload Sony/Canon/Panasonic MXF Files to YouTube with Best Quality?

Step 1: Load MXF file to the program.

Start the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import MXF file to the application.

Load MXF file files

Step 2: Choose YouTube best uploading output format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose YouTube best compatible uploading format from "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)".

Choose YouTube uploading format

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters.

Click "Hit "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels as the optimal settings for YouTube uploading.

Adjust to output YouTube optimal settings

Step 4: Trim video file.

To reduce file size with no quality loss, you can trim video length in the "Video Editor" window by setting the start time and ending time to cut out unwanted clips from the video.

Trim video file length

Step 5: Start the conversion.

Begin MXF video to YouTube best format conversion process by hitting the right bottom convert button, when the conversion is over, follow the simple steps below to complete the final video uploading process:
1. Go to YouTube.com and login your account.
2. Click the "Upload" on top right to open video upload window.
3. In the middle area, hit the "Upload" button to upload files or drag and drop the files you desire to upload to this area to start the uploading process.
4. During the process, fill the information of the videos.
5. When the uploading process is finished, you can publish the video to YouTube for share.

If you encounter any problems during YouTube video uploading process, please read this article: fix YouTube video not uploading problem.

Besides assisting you to upload MXF files to YouTube, the program also have perfect support for transcoding other incompatible file formats such as AVCHD MTS/M2TS, Samsung NX1 H.265, HD DVD, 4K Video, etc to YouTube best rendering formats.


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