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Load/Edit MXF files with VirtualDub by converting MXF to AVI

To efficiently edit and play back the source MXF file on VirtualDub, by the way of converting MXF to AVI is an ideal solution. Here is how, read on !

Q:How to process my MXF files?
"Hi all,
I am completely lost with all the terms etc. I just want to process my Full HD MXF files taken from my Sony camcorder with VirtualDub . How can I do that? I open an .mxf file with VirtualDub and it says "can't determine aspect ratio".
Any help would be appreicated."

As MXF format itself is encoded with the resolution of over 1080P which often slow down even crash your computer while directly edit the source mts under video editor software. Converting MXF to AVI will help down-convert the video to a smaller video size that is still good-looking, which can help with speeding the editing process a bit.

Software used: Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac (Alternative MXF Converter for Windows), here I strongly recommend this software. It can support all kinds of MXF files, including those shot by Canon/Panaosnic/Sony camcorders and exported from other editing softwares. In addition, you can also do some simple editing work with it, such as combining several clips into one for easy importing/editing in VirtualDub, trimming videos, deinterlacing 1080i videos, adding text/image/video as watermarks to your original files, replacing audio tracks, adjusting brightness/contast/saturation of the imported files, etc.

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How to Transcode MXF to AVI for VirtualDub

Step 1: Import MXF files to the MXF to AVI Converter program

This software support directly import MXF files to the software, without copy the source mts to your local pc disk first. it support import the source mxf videos directly from SD, SDHC, MS and P2 card.

Step 2: Select output format

Click "Format" bar to determine output format. Here we choose "HD Video" -> "AVI HD Video (*.avi)" as output.

Step 3: Start to convert MXF to AVI for VirtualDub

Hit the "Convert" button to start video conversion. Now as you can open different MXF files in Virtualdub, just make use of this software to do some video editing as you like.

Additional Tips:

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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