Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Edit MXF in HitFilm Pro

Have shot some MXF files with your Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 or Canon XF camera and wish to load them into the fastest video effects software - HitFilm Pro for some professional post editing workflow. However, although HitFilm Pro has included native import support for MXF files, however, a lot of people still complain that they encounter many problems when editing MXF file with HitFilm Pro.

"I am trying to import some video files in the .mxf format but when imported they are just showing a green screen in hitfilm. The original shots are in 180fps 1080P HD but I believe the codec is the main problem with the files (AVC/H.264)."

"I can't import MXF X-AVC recorded by Sony Z100. Same for 4k CineForm AVIs. HitFilm Pro 2017 just ignores these files when trying to import."

Why HitFilm Pro not fail to read MXF files?

From HitFilm Pro supported import formats, we can see that HitFilm Pro is only able to handle DVCPro HD MXF files. It also means that you will fail to load other MXF file types such as P2 MXF, XDCAM/XDCAM HD MXF into HitFilm Pro.

Transcode unsupported MXF for HitFilm Pro editing

To load P2 MXF or XDCAM/XDCAM MXF into HitFilm Pro for editing, you will need to perform a format transcoding process. Here, you can easily turn to our best Mac MXF Converter - Pavtube iMXF. The program has full importing support for both 4K and HD MXF files shot with Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD, Canon XF, Panasonic P2 and also Panasonic DVCPro HD. The application can assist you to transcode MXF to HitFilm Pro supported editing formats listed below:



AVI (including 10-bit and 12-bit GoPro Cineform (Windows only)
MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC)
QuickTime MOV (including 10-bit and 12-bit Pro-Res (requires that an up to date version of QuickTime is installed on your computer)


Apart from HitFilm Pro, this beneficial application also assists you to convert MXF to other editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, etc specially optimized editing codec such as Apple Prores, DNxHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, etc.

Related article: Edit MP4 with HitFilm Pro | Import H.265 to HitFilm Pro | Import Video to HitFilm Ultimate

For those people who wish to preserve the multiple audio tracks or channels, you can use this application to directly export MXF to multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV formats. If you try to load the MXF files to Final Cut Pro X, you can also output Multi-track Apple Prores foramt with multiple tracks and channels, etc.

For Windows users, please switch to download Pavtube MXF MultiMixer to convert MXF for HitFilm Pro 2017 editing on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step by Step to Convert MXF for HitFilm Pro Editing

Step 1: Load MXF files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File"menu and select "Add Video/Audio"or click the "Add Video"button on the top tool bar to import sourceMXF video files into the program.

Load source MXF files

Step 2: Define output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of HitFilm Pro supported editing formats "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category. You can also choose other editing formats according to your own needs.

Output HitFilm Pro supported editing formats

Adjust output profile settings

In the Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare information from the original video and output video.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the"Convert" button at the right bottom of themain interface to begin the conversion process from MXF to HitFilm Pro supported editing formats.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder"icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to edit MXF files with HitFilm Pro.