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How to Convert MXF to QuickTime

MXF is a video container format, defined by a set of SMPTE standards. The format is mainly used in the field of professional digital camcorders. If your camcorder shoots videos in MXF format, you may have known that MXF files can't be opened in QuickTime. Well, what should you do if you are used to QuickTime media player and want to play MXF in QuickTime? The only solution is to convert MXF to QuickTime supported formats like MOV.

Wondershare Video Converter provides you with the easiest way to convert your MXF files for smooth playback in QuickTime, so you can share these wonderful MXF footage videos with your family or friends more conveniently. Apart from this, this app gives you more surprises. It allows you to convert MXF to more popular video formats or devices, as well as edit your MXF files. With it, you'll never feel hard to play or edit your MXF files.

Next, this tutorial here will explain how this program works. And I'll mainly take MXF to QuickTime video conversion for example to show you the process. Before doing this, you need to have this MXF to QuickTime converter installed on your PC.

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1 Import MXF videos to the MXF to QuickTime converter

First, store your MXF files on PC. Then, click the "Add Files" button to locate the MXF videos you want and then import them. The other way is to find your local MXF videos and then drag them to this app's window. Once it's done, this files will appear in the left item tray as thumbnails.

Note: If you want to convert several MXF files into a big file, at this time, you need to arranged these added files according to the play order, and then tick the "Merge all videos into one file" option at the bottom.

mxf to quicktime conversion

2 Choose an QuickTime compatible as the output format

As we know, MOV is inherently supported by QuickTime. So here, you can select MOV as the output format. Move the mouse to the "Output Format" pane of the program window to click the format image icon. In the pop-up output format window, go to the "Format">"Video"> "MOV".

mxf to quicktime converter

Tips: To edit MXF files in Windows Movie Maker or play files on iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, BlackBerry, Creative Zen etc, you are advised to select the optimized output formats for Windows Movie Maker or your device. Just go to Device category instead.

3 Customize your video files (Optional)

There is a "Edit" button on each video item bar. You just click it to open its editing window. Then, you can choose to trim any clip of the video, crop any screen area of the video, apply cool effects, and add your favorite background music etc.

MXF to QuickTime converter

4 Start MXF to QuickTime conversion

Move your mouse to the lower-right corner of this window, and then click the "Convert" button there. Immediately, this app will start converting your MXF files to QuickTime compatible format. When the green progress bar indicates you the conversion is finished, you can hit the Open Folder button to locate these output files. Now, just import them to QuickTime to play smoothly.

MXF to QuickTime conversion

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