Oct 222012
 

Easy guide to Fast and Batch Convert MXF to Apple ProRes 422 on Windows PC

MXF, short form for Material eXchange Format, is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. MXF format is adopted by some professional camcorders, like Canon XF305, Canon C300, Panasonic DVCPRO P2, Sony XDCAM, etc.

ProRes, the successor of the Apple Intermediate Codec, is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc to use in Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X. If you’re on a Windows PC and install Quicktime, you can play ProRes with professional editing program like Avid MC, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, but not encode or export working flows in ProRes 422 format.

How about if you are on a Windows PC and you just need your video in ProRes 422 format, especially your video recorded video from Canon XF305, Canon C300, Panasonic DVCPRO P2, Sony XDCAM, or video from editing programs like Avid, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere?

This article introduces how you can convert MXF files recorded from Canon XF305, Canon C300, Panasonic DVCPRO P2, Sony XDCAM to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 422 LT. This article also applies to converted Avid MC, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere exported video to ProRes 422.

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