3 Easy Steps to Convert MXF to MOV Format on Mac

MXF (Material eXchange Format) is a file format that can contain video, audio and programmed data. Many HD camcorders like Canon XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100, EOS C300, EOS C300 PL, Panasonic P2 and more record video files in MXF format. Unfortunately, the compatibility and support of an MXF file format on Apple products might be restricted. You can neither playback an MXF video on QuickTime, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, etc. nor edit the file in Final Cut Pro, iMovie or and etc. As a result, you'd better convert MXF video files to MOV on Mac for a change. What you need a professional MXF to MOV Video Converter to assist you! 

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Part 1: Convert MXF to MOV Format on Mac with Video Converting Software

Part 2: How to Convert Video from MXF to MOV on MacBook/iMac Retina

Part 3: More option: Free or Online MXF to MOV Converter

Part 4: Extended Knowledge for MXF and MOV Format

Part 1: Convert MXF to MOV Format on Mac with Video Converting Software

Want to convert MXF to MOV so as to play MXF videos on various platforms like QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, etc or edit them in NLEs? Take it easy. Here you can use this professional yet easy-to-use Dimo MXF to MOV Converter for Mac to do the MXF to MOV Mac converting task. This program enables you to convert any video or audio in all popular formats with ease. If you are running a Windows computer, you may refer to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate.

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Part 2: How to Convert Video from MXF to MOV on MacBook/iMac Retina

Both Mac and Windows version of MXF to MOV converter will carry out the conversion from MXF format to MOV quickly and flawlessly without losing any quality. The steps to do that with the program's screenshots of the Mac version are demonstrated here. Only 3 simple steps is needed.

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Step 1: Import MXF sources

To add your video files to the queue to be converted, click "Add File" button to open the file browser window and locate MXF files copied from camcorder to Mac. You can also directly drag-and-drop files to the interface of the software. This Mac MXF to MOV video converter offers bulk processing, so you can load in a host of MXF video files and convert them at one time. It could also automatically detect audio tracks from source MXF files and you can select preferred sound track for conversion from "audio track" drop-down list or even remove the audio channel.

Step 2: Choose MOV as output format

Next, select the video format you want it to be converted. Head to the bar on the bottom labeled "Select Format", and choose MOV under "Format > Video" list, (or select HD MOV from "Format > HD Video" list if your MXF sources are HD).

Please note that for a Mac user, if you want to get a deep editing over the file in a Final Cut Pro after conversion, you can choose converting MXF format to FCP's native ProRes MOV format. there has already been the "FCP" option in the "Editor" category you can choose from. Or choose iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Premiere, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, etc to output compatilbe AIC. mov, DNxHD. mov, H.264 MOV or QT MOV for editing or playback freely.

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In "Settings" - You are given options to change the encode parameters for output file if necessary. The default setting will work great, you also can customize video and audio output parameters, such as resolution, bit rate, audio channel, etc to get better result.

Tip: Edit .mxf files (Optional)

There are some editing capabilities available in this Mac MXF to MOV converter: trimming sections out of your video clips, cropping the size of your frame, splitting your video clip into small clips, add effects or text watermark and even much more.

Step 3: Begin converting MXF to MOV format on Mac

After all the settings, now, just click the "Start" button to begin the MXF to MOV encoding process. While it's working, you can track the encoding process that shown in a little blue bar along with the percentage of completion. That's it. After encoding process has finished successfully, go into the destination directory you set up and you'll see the new created MOV movie file. Now you can double-click on it to watch with QT player or 8K Player for Mac, or transfer it to your media device like iPad, iPhone, etc..

Part 3: More option: Free or Online MXF to MOV Converter

1. Online MXF to MOV Converter

Tired of converting MXF videos to MOV with a desktop software? Don't worry. Just try this online MXF to MOV Converter. It converts videos to almost any format. However, maximum upload file size is 100 MB. If you need to convert larger MXF files, try another MXF to MOV encoder.

2. QuickTime Pro

QT Pro is rather a media player than a MXF to MOV converter for Mac. According to its official page, it claims to convert your media to different formats optimized for iPhone iPod and Apple TV. However, if you are tight budget, QuickTime Pro might be your last choice.

Step 1: Double click the MXF video on a Mac or drag and drop it into QuickTime Player.

Step 2: Go to File -> Export… once the video is open.

Step 3: To play on your Mac, it's recommended to use MOV from the drop down tab.

Step 4: Click Options to tweak the audio and video settings. Tap save button, after a few minutes, the MXF to MOV encoding will complete.

Tip: If you are searching for a video converting tool for more output format, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the one you can rely on. With this MXF video converter for Mac in hand, you can not only convert MXF to MOV on Mac but also download YouTube videos directly on Mac, convert among a wide range of format like MXF to MP4, WMV to MOV, FLV to AVI, AVI to MP4, etc and enjoy video on iPhone iPad iPod, with the latest macOS Sierra supported. World's No.1 fast video converter for Mac so far.

Part 4: Extended Knowledge for MXF and MOV Format

MXF (short for Material eXchange Format) is a container format for professional digital video and audio media. An MXF file includes both the audio data and the digital data components that combine to create the overall complete video. SMPTE designed MXF format for the purpose of making it easier to work on the video files on different components, such as servers, editing equipment that can handle digital files and cameras. Nowadays, more and more professional camcorders can output MXF format, and MXF is accepted by more and more professional programs like Final Cut Pro X. However, MXF is still not in the list of supported formats of mainstream iOS devices or NLEs.

MOV is a native file format introducted by Apple. It's naturally supported and made compatible with all of the Mac-operating or based system, program and software. It's also playable on iOS devices. So, if you want to convert MXF to an Apple friendly format using MXF converter, MOV is the best choice. So, this is why we talk about converting MXF to MOV in this post.

1. After converting MXF to MOV with proper parameter settings, you are allowed to play MXF video on iOS devices like like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc.

2. After converting MXF video to MOV format, you can not only find much more supported media players (comparing with MXF Player), but also have a wider range of video editing software options like iMovie, Avid MC, Premiere Pro (MXF is supported by very limited programs).

3. After converting MXF to MOV format, you can easily play your MXF recordings on Mac or play MXF video on Windows PC (MOV format video is friendly to Mac QuickTime Player).

4. After converting MXF to MOV, you can upload the MXF videos to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and more video-supported sites.



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