Converting multi-track MXF files to Mac no audio, video only. Why?
Description: This article shows how to convert multi-track MXF on Mac without audio problem; you can easily choose to output the right audio track within a few clicks.
Multi-track MXF footage becomes more and more common with camcorders from Canon, Sony, Panasonic and so on. Usually these mxf contains two or more audio tracks for better presenting, you may like to record one audio track in mics which will get better audio effect especially shooting in a noisy environment.
But it may troubles you when converting the multi-track MXF footage to other formats for editing/playback in NLE or other programs on Mac; for instance, you may like to convert MXF to ProRes/AIC/DNxHD/H.264/AVC or QuickTime MOV. However, due to the multi-track audios, you may not able to get the right track or get all the tracks converted. Hereby this article will show you how to convert your multi-track MXF files on Mac without audio problems.
1. Get this Mac MXF Converter installed, launch it and click the top left two icons to load individual mxf clips or the entire folder.
2. Choose best video codec according to your needs.
Attached the best video codec for mainstream program on Mac:
Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422/422HQ/422LT/422 Proxy/4444 (*.mov)
Avid Media Composer>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)
Adobe Premiere Pro>MOV(AVC)(*.mov)
iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov)
Click "Settings" to choose output video bitrate, frame rate, size or so. The pencil-like icon on the top enables you edit your source video including trim, crop, effect edit, add text/video/image mark. In Effect tab, you can choose to deinterlace it or not.
3. Click the video properties icon and choose the audio track you want to output, check the screenshot as below:
If you don't change it, Mac MXF Converter will take the first audio track be default; but if this track has no audio, you will only get video no audio after conversion.
Besides, if you want to output the video with all the audio tracks combined, Pavtube will release a new program iMixMXF for Mac, specially designed for multi-track preserving and mixing features. Featured formats include: MOV/MP4/MPG/WMV/FLV/MKV, etc. And its windows version is available here.
4. Click the "Convert" button to start converting MXF to compatible video format on Mac; you can choose to start streaming server after conversion, so that you can edit them on another mac directly.
Find more detail guides about how to edit MXF files on Mac and more Multi-tracks MXF tips are here:
Convert MXF to multi audio tracks MKV on Mac Mavericks
Mix Multi-track MXF into on track on Win and Mac
Convert/Mix Sony XDCAM MXF to Multi-track ProRes for FCP
Transcode/Mix Canon C500 MXF to Multi audio tracks Prores on Mac
Seamlessly transcode MXF to MP4 with multiple audio tracks
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