How to play MXF files in QuickTime on Mac or Windows OS?
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How to play MXF files in QuickTime on Mac or Windows OS?

November 19, 2013 6:31 pm / Posted by to Cameras/Camcorders
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Panasonic P2 series camcorder like AJ-HPX3700, AG-HVX200, AG-3DP1, etc can support a wide range of SD and HD footages at kinds frame rates. Some of them can record on either tape or P2 cards, such as AG-HVX200. Others can be only recorded on P2 cards. The media file stored in P2 card is in MXF file format.

The MXF files is claimed to be acceptable with VLC media player. So you would like to play MXF file, VLC is should be your first choice. However, if you prefer to play MXF in QuickTime, you may have no luck, for the MXF file format isn't in the QT-supported file formats list.

Thus, to convert MXF to QuickTime MOV file format can be the easy way out. In the way, you don't need to spend time fighting against MXF codec, as the MXF to QuickTime Converter for Mac provides you a simple-to-use interface and barely several clicks are enough for all the job. What's more, the powerful Mac MXF Converter can also help you to do some practical editing jobs like MXF video trimming, merging MXF files, MXF file editing and so forth.

Tips: The MXF to QuickTime Converter can be applicable to any MXF camcorders as below:
Panasonic DVCPRO P2: AJ-HPX3700, AG-HPX370 series, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX2100, AG-HPX500 series, AG-3DP1, AG-HVX170
Canon XF series: Canon XF305, Canon XF300, Canon XF105, Canon XF100, Canon C300

Guide on how to convert MXF to QuickTime MOV with MXF Converter for QT:

Free download the MXF to QuickTime Converter for Mac The MXF Converter for Mac program can run on the Mac OSX, including Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, etc.

Supposed you are using Windows OS like Windows 7, XP, please refer to the PC version of MXF Converter for QuickTime.

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The step-by-step tutorial goes with Mac version of the program. Its Windows version has the same operating procedures.


Launch the program and load .mxf video(s)

When fully installed the software, just run it. In the main interface, click "Add File" to load one or several .mxf file(s) into the program.

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Select QuickTime as output file

Under the menu of "Profile", you can access to the "Apple Application"->"QuickTime Player". The output file format is MOV, which is natively compatible with QT player. In addition, The QuickTime MOV file format can be also accepted by Final Cut Express, that's to say, you can further edit in MXF file in FCE as well if you like.



Run the conversion

Hit "START" to begin the conversion from Panasonic P2 MXF shooting to MOV for QuickTime. When the conversion is done, click "Open" button next to "Output" to directly access to the generated file(s).

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