MXF File Extension

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Material Exchange Format Format
  • Developer
    SMPTE
  • Popularity
    4 (4 votes)

What is MXF file?

MXF (short for Material Exchange Format) is a format developed by Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). MXF is a container file that stores captured audio and video data along with related metadata.

Digital counterpart of analog videotape

MXF file format can be seen as a digital countepart of analog videotape, as the file structure is very similar to that of a videotape. MXF file can store video data encoded using various codecs following SMPTE D10 specification for professional video format.

Universality of MXF format

Main goal of MXF format standardization and facilitation of video data sharing between various platforms, such as cameras, video players, computer systems etc. MXF is optimized for exchange and archivization of multimedia content and inplements Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) specification.

Opening and converting MXF files

Opening MXF files requires proper codec to be used. However, the file can be converted into other more conventional formats, for example, AVI or MOV.

Conversion of a MXF file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the MXF extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of MXF file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from MXF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to MXF file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MXF file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MXF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MXF file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MXF file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MXF file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MXF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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