Currently, there're two basic MXF types: one is those where the essence (media) is stored in the same file as the metadata that refers to it. The other is that where the essence is stored in separate files to the metadata, while these files have External essence. This comes MXF/P2 MXF files from Panasonic HVX200/HPX300, Canon C300/C500/XF305/XF300/XF105/XF100.
MXF file format is not compatible with many media players and portable devices, thus you can't import your MXF/P2MXF file to Windows Media Player and Mac QuickTime naturally. So how to play MXF/P2 MXF files on Mac/Windwos? At first, you need find an third-party toll that can get MXF/P2 MXF footage into an acceptable format by Mac or Windows for playback.
Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (For windows: MXF Converter) works as a professional your best choice to covnert MXF/P2 MXF MKV/VOB/AVI/MOV/MP4/MPEG/WMV/FLV for smoothly playing on Mac or Windows. In addition to convert MXF files, the MXF Conversion tool can also edit MXF files like trim, crop, merge, add water mark, and keep metadata and more. Below is how this best MXF Converter for Mac/Win works.
The step-by-step guide for you to convert MXF files on Mac or Windows playable format
Step 1. Add MXF/P2 MXF files to the best MXF Converter
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Connect your MXF/P2 MXF Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf or P2 .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Then click Add or Add from folder button to load the MXF files.
Tips: This MXF Converter for Mac/Win will keep you MXF/P2 MXF stucture and can correctly recognice your P2 MXF footage with audio info.
Step 2. Select the output format
Click the Format drop-down list, you can choose rich output formats for editing. You can also convert MXF to any desired video formats with the professional MXF Converter.