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Upload Sony/Panasonic/Canon 4K MXF to YouTune/Vimeo/Facebook

List of 4K MXF camcorder:
Canon XC10, Sony XDCAM PXW-Z100, Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Have recorded some MXF files with one of above listed camcorder and wish to upload and share your great footage with people around the world on popular video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo.

After you have logged into your YouTube account and try to load the 4K MXF files, you may encounter many problems due to incompatible format, big file size or incorrect bit rate, frame rate, etc. How to get 4K MXF files uploaded on YouTube more smoothly with perfect quality? Beneficial tips and solutions will be offered in below article.

Best profile settings for YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo

Before doing anything else, first take a look at preferable uploading profile parameters for YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo

Container: MP4
Audio codec: AAC-LC
Audio channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1
Audio sample rate: 96khz or 48khz
Video codec: H.264 High Profile Video
Scan mode: Progressive scan not interlacing
Bit rate: variable bit rate, no bit rate limit required.
Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0
Frame rate: content should be encoded and uploaded in the same frame rate it was recorded. Common frame rates include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 frames per second (other frames are also acceptable).
Resolution: 2160p(3840x2160), 1440p(2560x1440), 1080p(1920x1080)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Length: less than 20 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 or 9x16
Codec:H.264 video with AAC audio in MP4 or MOV format
Size: no more than 1024MB
Frame Rate: a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second
Audio Sample Rate: 22050hz or 44100hz

H.264 for the video codec (compression method)
Sound codec: AAC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec)
Frame rate: usually 29.97, but 24 and 25 are accepted as well.
Size and bitrate:
640 x480 for standard definition 4:3 video, 2Mbs - 5Mbs bitrate
640 x360 for standard definition 16:9 video, 2Mbs - 5Mbs bitrate
1280 x720 for 720p HD video, 5Mbs - 10Mbs bitrate
1920 x1080 for 1080p HD video, 10Mbs - 20Mbs bitrate
Sound sample rate: 48 kHz
Audio quality: constant bitrate f 320 kbps

From above listed information, we can see that only YouTube supports to stream 4K video files, but it only supports 4K video at 30fps, if your MXF video are recorded at 4K/60fps, the contents will be downscaled and streamed in 1080p. Therefore, it would be better for you to compress 4K to 1080p so that you can upload video at any bit rate as you like.

Convert 4K MXF for YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook Uploading

To get YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo best uploading formats and profile settings, you can make that with our Powerful 4K Video Conversion tool - Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac which can comprehensively transcode Sony/Canon 4K MXF files to YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook favorable codec, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc listed above.

As for video file size, if your video file size is too large, you can compress it with the following 3 ways:
Trim unwanted parts or segments from the video with no quality loss
Reduce the output video bit rate 20-50% of the default
Change video resolution to a suitable file size. 640 x 480 is more preferable by YouTube.

Besides 4k MXF, the program also helps to convert 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K H.265/HEVC, 4K Prores, etc for sharing on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo.

How to Upload and Share Sony/Canon 4K MXF on YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook?

Step 1: Load MXF file to the program.

Start the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import MXF file to the application.

Step 2: Define output format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose YouTube best compatible uploading format from "Common VIdeo" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)". As for Facebook or Vimeo, it is ideal to output "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Define YouTube compatible file format

Specify Facebook/Vimeo uploading format

Specify Facebook/Vimeo favorable uploading format

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters.

Click "Hit "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Trim video file.

To reduce file size with no quality loss, you can trim video length in the "Video Editor" window by setting the start time and ending time to cut out unwanted clips from the video.

Trim video length

Step 5: Start the conversion.
Start 4K MXF video to YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo best format conversion by hitting the right bottom convert button, when the conversion is over, you will have no limitation to upload and share 4K MXF videos on YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo.

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