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What's MXF Format?

The MXF (Material eXchange Format) has been introduced for several years. It has gradually gained more and more attention from the industry. Now it is widely used in the field of broadcast TV and post-production. More and more professional camcorders use MXF file format, like Panasonic's P2 HD camcorder, Canon XF100 HD Professional Camcorder and Sony XDCAM Camcorder. It greatly simplifies the workflow of video recording, editing and broadcasting.

MXF is a professional audio and video media file format defined by SMPTE. It's a container that can include MPEG2 data streams, DV data streams, YUV data streams, PCM audio stream, and so on. Before the advent of MXF, there was a similar format called OMF (Open Media Frame) which is a file format containing multi-track media information, but OMF is more like AVI that mainly designed for editing. MXF has more network mobility which is helpful for improving the network environment lack of standard file formats for transferring and streaming.

open and edit MXF files

Whether it's enable to open MXF/OGG video or not depends on the compatible codec is installed or not. For MXF Theora video, the Chrome web browser may play it without any problem. If you need a general MXF player, VLC Media Player is recommended. It works on either Windows, Mac, Android and even iOS. Many multimedia applications could also play and edit MXF files, including Movavi Video Editor, KMPlayer, PotPlayer, iMovie, Wondershare Filmora, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, etc. To convert MXF video, try Movavi Video Converter.

How to Open MXF Files with Movavi Video Editor

Open MXF files in Windows

  1. In the main screen, go to the Media tab on the left sidebar and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through the top menu bar File > Add Media Files, or simply press Ctrl+O.
  3. Resize Mov Video Editor's window and then drop MXF files to the timeline.

Open MXF files on Mac

  1. Go to the Media tab on the left sidebar and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through File > Add Media Files in the top menu bar, or press Command+O.
  3. Drag and drop MXF files from Finder to the timeline.

Open MXF Video on All Modern Computers

Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP
macOS Big Sur macOS High Sierra macOS Sierra macOS el Capitan Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

FAQs on MXF Playback and Editing

Question: How can I play MXF files on Mac and Windows?

Answer: The system's default media player of Windows and Mac provide limited support for MXF files. To play MXF video, VLC Media Player and MPlayer are recommended. If it failed to play MXF doesn't work, try converting MXF to MP4 with a common video converter for Mac and Windows.

Question: What camcorders could record video to MXF format?

Answer: MXF is the welcome video container format for professional camcorders of various brands. So far, the following camcorders can shoot video in the MXF format.

1. Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, PWM-EX3, PWM-F3L, PWM-F3K, PMW-VX10, PMW-300K1, PMW-320L, PMW-320K, PMW-350K, PMW-350L, PMW-400K, PMW-400L, PMW500, PDW 530, PDW 700, PDW-800, PDW-F800, PDW 850, PXW X160, PXW X180, PXW X200, PXW X320, PXW X400, PXW Z450, PXW X500, PXW FS5, PXW FS7, PXW FS7M2, PXW X70, PXW Z90, PXW Z90V, PXW Z150, PXW Z190, PXW Z280, PMW F5, PMW F55, PMW F65, NEX-FS700
2. Canon EOS C200, EOS C200B, EOS C300, EOS C300 Mark II, EOS C700, EOS C700 FF, EOS C300 PL, XA11, XA15, XC10, XC15, XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305, XF310, XF315, XF400, XF405, XF705, VIXIA GX10
3. Panasonic AG-HPX170, AG-HPX171, AG-HPX250P, AG-HPX255, AG-HPX600, AG-HPX300, AG-HPX301E NEW, AG-HPX370/371, AG-HPX500, AG-HVX201, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX3700

Movavi Video Editor Opens MXF Files and Many More Video File Formats

Not only can MXF Video Editor opens MXF files but also most other video formats. Movavi Video Editor is an all-in-one video editing application for Mac and Windows.


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