Description: How to keep multiple audio channels when converting MXF to MP4/MKV/MOV format with lossless quality? This guide provides a simple way to convert mult-track MXF to MKV/MP4/MOV file for playback and editing.
Q1: I have some mxf files from a normal Canon XF100 and want convert them into any format that FCP adopts. The key point is I don’t want to loss any of the audio channels that I recorded with two microphones. Is that any workflow for this?
Q2: I have downloaded some MXF files from the P2 Card, recorded using a Panasonic AG-HVX201AE Camera. I want to extract a small P2 mxf clip to play with QuickTime Player, is there anyway to keep all my audio tracks?
Q3: I have some XDCAM files recorded from Sony PMW-200, when I put them onto pinnacle studios, they don’t lag. When I upload them to moviemaker however, the videos are very laggy and freezy. Is there any way to fix this? My clips have different mics on the left and right channels, so I want both audios (channels) to play at the same time. Thanks.
From above, you can see many folks are asking how to get your Windows and Mac editing programs and media players to work with multiple audio channels MXF files.In that case, you need a proper multi-track MXF Converter for Windows or Mac to assist with the process of converting multiple audio channels MXF files on Windows/Mac.
I also have this problem but most the converting program cannot do this; they either loss one of my audio track or duplicate one of them and cover to another channel. Now I am testing Pavtube MXF MultiMixer (for Windows user) and iMixMXF (for Mac user) which can help you to get it done. With it you are allowed to preserve all or any audio tracks for output MKV/MP4/MOV and mix the multiple audio tracks into one if you need.
Go to downald it according to you system, and start to convert multiple audio channels MXF files on Windows/Mac. (Here offers the Mac solution)
Step 1. Load MXF footages.
Run Pavtube iMixMXF on your Mac, click “+” button to load the MXF video files or load the MXF folder.
Tips: ”Merge into one file” can help you to convert several MXF videos into one video. Just select the tasks you need and then check “Merge into one file”, you will get one combination of those videos.
Step 2. Choose output format.
Click the “Format” button, and you would see lots of profiles listed.
To backup or playing your MXF footage keeping multiple audio channels, you are recommended to choose “Multi-track Video” > “Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)” for output.
Besides multi-track MKV, there are also multi-track MP4, multi-track MOV and Apple ProRes under “Multi-track Video” for playback and editing.
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Step 3. Set multiple audio tracks for output video.
If you do not need all audio tracks for output, click “Settings” button you are allowed to uncheck the audio tracks you do not want for output. And you can choose to keep default settings or adjust parameters, like codec, bitrate, channels, etc, according to your different requirements.
Tips: If you need to mix multiple audio tracks into one track, go to check “Mix into one track” on the lower left. Conversely uncheck it you will get multiple audio tracks separately.
Step 4. Start conversion.
Click the “Convert” button to start converting MXF to MKV/MP4/MOV with keeping the original multiple audio channels.
Find generated MKV, MP4 or MOV files by clicking “Open” icon and you can transfer MXF footage with multiple audio on your HD media player, portable devices for playing or editing applications for importing.
If you prefer to work with single audio channel and do not need to multi-track integration feature, you are suggested to try Pavtube MXF Converter and Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (both are only $29). They are capable of converting MXF files to a variety of other formats like Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, DVCPRO, MOV, MPG, M4V, AVI, MP4, WMV,etc. on Windows and Mac.