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How to Transcode MXF to AVI Easily and without Quality Drop ?

A growing number of professional digital camcorders tend to record videos in the MXF format. Files in this format can be opened and supported in a lot of professional video editing software. How to easily transcode MXF to AVI without quality drop becomes a hot topic. Let’s learn more about converting MXF to AVI on Mac.


However, the MXF files will not be imported successfully onto some basic video editing programs, for example the Windows Movie Maker. In order to be able to watch and edit the MXF files on a wider choice of platforms, you can choose to convert the MXF files to an AVI, because it's a popular file format that are supported by most applications and devices.

Brief Introduction of MXF and AVI format:

The Material Exchange Format (MXF) is an open file format, targeted at the interchange of audio-visual material with associated data and metadata. MXF is self-contained, holding complete content without need of external material and bundles together video, audio, and programmed data.

(AVI) Audio Video Interleave is video container or wrapper format created by Microsoft which stores video data that may be encoded in a variety of codecs typically uses less compression than similar formats such as MPEG and MOV. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback on various video players.

Pavtube MXF Converter for Windows/Mac (best MXF Converter for Mac Review) is the most useful MXF to AVI converter that can not only convert MXF files to AVI, but also convert MXF to other popular video formats like MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MP4, etc. With strong support for cameras that save footage in .mxf wrapper, the Pavtube MXF to AVI Converter supports transcoding MXF files shot by different cameras, including but not limited to:

Canon : XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100, EOS C300, EOS C300 PL
Panasonic P2:

Shoulder Mount Models

Handheld models


AG-HPX170 (NTSC version)
AG-HPX171 (European version)

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How to convert MXF to AVI easily?

Step 1. Install and run MXF to AVI converter.

This professional MXF Converter will help you convert MXF files to MP4, or convert MXF to any other formats as you want, such as MKV, MOV, AVI, etc.
Then import your MXF files by clicking "Add video" or "Add from folder", if your files are on the desktop, you can drag-and-drop them into the main UI to save your time.


Step 2. Choose proper AVI format.

Click format column and choose best video format for output. Choose "HD Video">"AVI HD Video (*.avi)". The output format under "HD Video" will give you the best quality of converted files which you may not notice the quality drop.


Step 3. You can adjust the parameters by clicking "Settings" button, choose the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you want.

If you just want to enjoy the raw videos, you can skip this step for sure. For unsync problem reported by many users, you can adjust the frame rate to tackle it.


Step 4: Start to convert MXF to AVI.

After setting the file location, just click this "Convert" button to start your conversion.
As a powerful MXF to AVI converter, Pavtube MXF Converter features:

- Transcode MXF files for using in different video editing software, like AvidSony VegasAdobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, etc.

- Convert MXF to AVI, MP4, MKV, MPG, MPEG, WMV, FLV, 3GP, TS, DivX, VOB, etc

- Support NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies.

- Offer presets for the new iPad 3, Apple TV 3rd Gen, Xoom, Galaxy Tab, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360, and more.

- Support batch conversion and merging multiple MXF files into one file.

Further Reading:

Convert Canon XF305 MXF files to ProRes for FCP

Import/convert Canon MXF files to iMovie for editing 

Convert P2 MXF files to Avid/QuickTime for editing

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