How to Convert MXF to QuickTime for Playing on Mac?

Overview: If you have shot some MXF videos with your Canon, Panasonic or Sony camcorder, then you probably want to convert MXF files on Mac so as to play them on QuickTime. Here you’ll learn how to convert MXF to QuickTime for playing on Mac.

“Does anyone know a good MXF converter that retains the Full-HD quality? I have footage in MXF format (created by a Canon camcorder) stored on hard drive. But QuickTime won’t let me import the MXF video and says it’s not a supported format. Do I need to re-wrapping MXF files in QuickTime?”


"I bet to say that many of you have encountered the same problem when dealing with MXF files. “I have Canon EOS C300 camera and I got recorded MXF video file. When I try to play it on my Mac through QuickTime, it is not an acceptable file and also not able to edit on editing software.”

If you’ve installed QuickTime on your Mac, you may well have considered using it to play MXF files. Whether you have recorded videos in MXF format with your camcorder or get them through other channels, the chances are that the MXF is a container format that is unrecognizable for Mac system, regardless of iOS applications (FCP, iMovie, QuickTime) or iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad.

There are many of different solutions available that will help you to make MXF files workable on Mac, the most common way to do that is convert MXF to MOV format- the most popular container format and has the best playback options since it works natively in QuickTime. Here Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (Review) is strongly recommended to help you to change MXF to QuickTime MOV format on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite fast yet with great quality, which offers the best solution to convert and edit MXF video files that recorded by Canon XF series camcorders, Panasonic P2 series camcorders, Sony XDCAM series camcorders, or other cameras and camcorders. It can convert MXF to any video or audio formats you need on Mac, such as MOV, AVI, MP4, M4V, MKV, WMV, FLV, MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A, OGG, FLAC, AAC, AC3, etc., or convert MXF to optimized codec for editing software, like Apple ProRes Codec, Apple InterMediate Codec, Avid DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, XDCAM, etc. You can get MXF converted to native formats for Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, and so on.


Note: Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac support outputting the original one audio track separately; if you want to combine all the audio tracks, the Pavtube iMixMXF (Video Toturial) is highly recommended.


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Step 1: Install and launch MXF Converter for Mac. Drag and drop MXF files to the software. You can import multiple files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button. For importing a single file, you can click “Add video” button.

Step 2: Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box. Then choose “Common Video>>MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” as output format for playing on QuickTime on Mac.

Step 3: Do some simple edit work.

De-interlace: By default the MXF Converter for Mac will apply de-interlacing facility to some clips that are interlaced. Just click “Edit” to enter the video editor, switch to “Effect” tab, and check the “Deinterlacing” box.
Trim: Basically, video hosting sites restrict video clips to be in certain file size and length. For example, YouTube stated that “videos can be up to 2GB in size and 10 minutes long”. You can trim the video to desired length with this MXF Converter for Mac. Simply click “Edit” menu>>”Trim” tab and set start and end time point.
Merge: To join multiple videos together, just select them in file list, and tick off the checkbox “Merge into one file” on the main interface.

Step 4: You can preview to check the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting MXF to QuickTime MOV for playing on Mac. It will take you a little while.

Conclusion: Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” to get the output videos. Now, you can play MXF files on QuickTime flawlessly.


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