A growing number of professional digital camcorders shoot videos in MXF format, such as Sony XDCAM, Panasonic HVX200/HPX300/HPX500 P2 HD, Canon XF100/XF300/XF305, and more. Files in this format can be opened and supported in a lot of professional video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro via XDCAM Transfer. However, MXF files fail to import to some basic video editing programs like Windows Movie Maker. In order to enjoy MXF files more widely and easily, you can choose to convert MXF to AVI, for AVI is a popular format that can be supported by most applications and devices.
To convert MXF footage videos from various camcorders to AVI, Wondershare Video Converter can be the best choice for you. It not only provides you with AVI output format, but also offers you lots of optimized presettings for most apps and devices like Windows Movie Maker, iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, BlackBerry, Creative Zen etc. With this professional MXF to AVI converter, you can convert your MXF files to fit these apps or devices best via just simply clicking the output format you want, without doing any other settings.
1 Import MXF videos to the MXF to AVI converter
First, export your MXF files from your camcorder to PC. Then, click the "Add Files" button to load the MXF videos you want for video conversion. Alternatively, just drag and drop your MXF videos to this app's window. Once all the MXF files you want are imported, they'll appear in the left item tray as thumbnails.
Note: If you want to merge several MXF clips into a big file, at this time, you can directly do this job in this app. Make sure the imported videos are arranged according to the play order. If not, just drag the file to the place you want. And then tick the "Merge all videos into one file" option at the bottom.
2 Choose AVI or an optimized format as the output format
Hit the format icon in the "Output Format" pane of the program window. In the pop-up output format window, go to the "Format" category >"Video" subcategory > "AVI" format. If need, you can also click "Settings" option at the bottom of the "Output Format" pane to set encoder, frame rate, resolution, bitrates, etc.
If you convert MXF files to AVI just for importing files to Windows Movie Maker or playback on iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, BlackBerry, Creative Zen etc, you are advised to select the optimized output formats to fit them best. Just go to "Device" category instead and find the app or device you want.
3 Customize your video files (Optional)
If you want to edit your videos, you can simply click the "Edit" in the menu bar and choose the options you want, such as trim, crop, effect, watermark, and subtitle.
4 Start MXF to AVI conversion
Click the "Convert" button to start MXF to AVI video conversion. This app will finish the tasks in minutes. Of course, you can let this app run in the background, so you can do other jobs with no distractions.
After conversion, find the output files according to its output path. Just enjoy them now. (Note: For devices, you need to transfer the files to the device first. )