Best Multi-track 4K MXF Converter Review

Best Multi-track 4K MXF Converter Review

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Have recorded some 4K MXF files with your Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM or Canon XF camera and wish to preserver the multiple audio tracks in 4K MXF when loading the footage into Final Cut Pro X for post professional editing workflow or converting it to other compatible file formats such as MOV, MP4, etc just as the conditions below:

“Hi, I filmed using Canon XF305 camera using 2 clip mics and want to edit in Apple Final Cut Pro X. I’ve tried several programs but always loss some of the audio channels. Pls I need to edit both the original two channels in my FCP X. How can I solve this?”

“So I’m trying to export a multitrack quicktime movie, so that my clients on the other end can have all 6 audio tracks laid out on their end. I’ve tried assigning roles to each track, and exporting using the option (export as multitrack quicktime movie), but it always ends up collapsing all audio tracks into one single track. Has anyone found a more reliable workaround for this?”

Best 4K MXF Multi-track Converter

As a matter of fact, your problem can be easily solved with a 4K MXF Multi-track Converter. Here comes Pavtube iMixMXF (review), which has full support for all 4K MXF files generated by Sony XDCAM, Canon XF, Panasonic P2 and Avid Media Composer, etc. As for core multi-track conversion function, the program can do you a great favor to convert MXF to 8 multi-track output formats including Multi-track MKV, Multi-track MP4, and Multi-track MOV and also 5 different versions of multi-track MOV output formats with Apple Prores codecs for FCP editing. Apart from converting 4K MXF with multiple audio tracks preserved, the program also facilitates you to mix all the tracks into one. This feature can mix the audios of interviewer, interviewee, surroundings, or editors’/directors’ comments into one.

If you have no need to preserver the multiple audio channels in 4K MXF files, you can just use the program to convert 4K MXF files to other popular file formats or preset profile formats for better editing with iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer or playing on computer, smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs or sharing on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram.

For your convenience, the Windows version of Pavtube iMixMXF – Pavtube MXF MultiMixer is also available. The program has perfect support for the new Windows OS and Mac OS system, therefore, feel free to download and install it on your computer without worrying OS incompatible issue. In addition, the final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K MXF source files.

How to Convert 4K MXF with Multiple Audio Tracks Preserved?

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

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

Import 4K MXF files with multi-tracks or channels

Step 2: Output Multi-track video format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, navigate to “Multi-track” main category, there are 3 types of Multi-track formats including “Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)”, “Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)”, “Multi-track MOV(*.mov)” for you to choose from.

Output to Multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV

The program offers 5 multi-track MOV output formats with Apple Prores codecs 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.

Output multi-track Apple prores format

Note: If you choose multi-track output formats, then all the video editing functions in “Video Editor” window are disabled.

Step 3: Adjust multi-track settings.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Multi-task Settings” window, here you can choose which audio track to output, and specify what codec you’d like to encode with.

Adjust multi-task settings

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.

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

Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. You can find conversion information on the window, such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to popup output directory with the converted files with all the multiple audio tracks preserved for conveniently playing, editing and sharing.

Further Reading:
Transcode Mix MXF to Multi-track MOV
Convert multi-audio channels MXF to MOV on Mac
Multi-track MXF: Convert Canon MXF to ProRes
Convert Canon XC10 MXF to Multi-track MP4/MOV
How to Transcode Mix MXF to Multi-track Prores MOV for FCP Editing?
Encode Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to Multi-track Apple Prores for FCP OS X El Capitan
Convert Sony XDCAM MXF to Multi-track ProRes MOV for FCP


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