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How to Convert MXF to MP4 and Other Popular Formats

Edited by Pat Bitton

September 25, 2019

You’ve probably come across audio or video files in MXF format. This type of file is generally created by video recorders and cameras by companies like Canon and Sony.

MXF is short for Material Exchange Format, which is used by professional recording devices to store digital video and audio.

Unfortunately, this format may not be easy to open on a PC or mobile device. If it won't, you’d better convert MXF to MP4, MOV (QuickTime Video), AVI, WMV, or another popular video format.

When dealing with MXF files, you may encounter one of these problems:

Your device won’t open an MXF file.

Some mobile devices and media players don’t support MXF. In this case, you should convert the file to a more universally accepted format with the help of a special conversion tool.

MXF files take up too much space.

MXF files can be very large, so you can convert them to another format and thus reduce the size of your video archive.

Can’t upload a video to YouTube?

YouTube doesn’t support MXF videos. But don’t worry! All you need to do is to convert the file to MP4 or another format supported by YouTube.

To transform media files, you’ll need an MXF converter. We recommend you use Movavi Video Converter – with this multi-function, easy-to-use program, converting MXF files is as simple as it can be. Just download the appropriate version of the program for Windows or Mac and follow the short guide below.

Install the MXF Converter

Run the file you’ve just downloaded and follow the on-screen installation instructions.

Add an MXF Video for Conversion

Launch the MXF to MP4 converter and click the Add Media button and then Add Video. Select one or more MXF files to convert to another format.

Step 2 - How to convert MXF to MP4 and other formats

Choose the Format You Need

Click on the Video tab and choose the desired output video format. If you want to convert an MXF file for viewing on a mobile device, open the Devices tab and find the appropriate preset for your device. You can do a quick search by entering the target format or device into the search bar.

The best way to select the appropriate preset is by connecting your device to the system and clicking the Cell Phone icon.

Step 3 - How to convert MXF to MP4 and other formats

Convert MXF to MP4

Click Save to and choose the destination folder for your converted file(s); you can stay with the default folder or change to a different one. To start converting your files from MXF to MP4, click Convert.

Step 4 - How to convert MXF to MP4 and other formats

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