Friday, July 21, 2017

Play 4K MXF with multi-track on PC/Mac

Material eXchange Format (MXF) is a container format which can bundle together multiple video, audio and program data then makes a lossless file format with large size. As it is widely used in high definiton camcorders such as Panasonic P2 series, Sony XDCAM series or Canon XF series. As we all know, 4K MXF shot by UHD camcorders is CPU heavy when you want to play it on media player on Mac/PC. No matter what kind of media player you are using such as VLC, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, etc, when you play this footage in them,most time those media player can't play them, or they can play but playback will be very very choppy.

To solve this issue, what you need is just a video converter which could help you to convert 4K MXF to massive formats which is supported by VLC, Quicktime, almost any video player. We recommend you Pavtube MXF MultiMixer after step-by-step tests and comparisons about the dozens of video converters. This wonderful transcoder supports you to convert 4K MXF files to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/MPEG HEVC, MOV, M4V WMV, MKV files for playback on your media player.

For those people who want to preserve the multi audio tracks, Pavtube MXF MultiMixer has full support for all 4K MXF files generated by Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Canon XF and Avid Media Composer, and so on. MXF MultiMixer supports import multi-track MXF and under "Multi-track video" category, you can output Multi-track MP4/MKV/MOV, and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL video (.avi) for you to play on your media player smoothly and without lossing any channel. Before exporting multi-track format video, this professional assistant grants you to choose to mix the MXF multi track/channel audio into one or just keep them. Mixing the multi tracks/channel means you can get single audio with all channels, including the audios of background, interviewer, and interviewee.

For your convenience, the Mac version of Pavtube MXF MultiMixer - Pavtube iMixMXF is also available. The program has splendid support for the new Windows OS and Mac OS system, once you have brought this program, Official supplies free permanent update, so you don't need to worry about the problems of version and OS incompatible issue. Furthermore, the version of Mac - Pavtube iMixMXF supports 5 kinds of "Multi-track Apple ProRes (. mov)" formats for your FCP. More features are waiting for your explore...


Step by Step to Play 4K MXF with Multi-track on Mac


Step 1: Load 4K MXF files with multiple audio tracks.

Launch this assistant on your Mac, click the “Load file” or “Add Video” icon on the main interface to import 4K MXF files with multiple audio tracks into the program.

load 4k mxf files


Step 2: Output Multi-track video format.

Click the "Format" bar, swim in its drop-down list, navigate to "Multi-track video" main category, here are 4 types of Multi-track formats including Multi-track MP4/MKV/MOV, and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL video (.avi) for you to choose.

Tip: The program also offers 5 formats of "Multi-track Apple ProRes" for FCP. And Apple Prores codecs under FCP category cannot keep multi tracks. The only way to output multi-track Apple Prores is to chose them under Multi-track Video category.

multi-track formats



Step 3: Adjust multi-track settings.

Click "Settings" window on the main interface and pop up the "Multi-task Settings", here you can ckeck or unckeck video/audio channels as you like.

Tip: Mix audio tracks: Check “Mix into one track” under the left bottom of “Multi-task Settings” interface, you can then mix the multiple audio tracks into one as we just talk above the article.

adjust multi track settings


Step 4: Convert 4K MXF files with multiple tracks.

Start 4K MXF files with multiple tracks conversion by clicking the right-bottom convert button. Just wait for a second, you can click the "Open" button of the main interface and that will pop up the folder with converted file.

After you have done all these, then you can play the 4K footage on your PC VLC, Windows Media Player, Quicktime following your heart . By the way, this smart converter offers simple and useful editing functionalities at premise not choosing Multi-track video as output files. The door of new world is opening for you.