MXF or Material Exchange Format is a very robust file format that supports full timecode and metadata, much to professional video editors' delight. This file format can be described as advanced, so advanced in fact, that in cinema and 4k productions, MXF is considered essential for end-to-end processing. MP4, on the other hand, is a prevalent format that sees wide use and support from nearly all devices, platforms, and operative systems. MP4's simplicity and compatibility are what attracts users all over the world. So why should you convert an MXF to MP4? An MXF file contains more information than an MP4, but you can use both formats to store high-quality videos and use them in video editing software. With this in mind, it essentially comes down to your intended usage; if you need a file in an easy-to-use format, then go with the MP4 for its superior compatibility and support.
NOTE: Pinnacle Studio is Only Available for Windows OS.
Open Pinnacle Studio on your PC (if you need to install Pinnacle Studio, follow the buy now link above, run the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and setup process).
Simply drag and drop the video from the Pinnacle Studio library or your computer file explorer on to the timeline. Should you wish to crop video, trim video, or make any other edits, now is the time to do so.
When you’re happy with the video on the timeline, go to the Export tab in Pinnacle Studio. The default tab on the export tab is to export to file. Here you can select which file type you wish to export your video as.
Under properties, you can select the video profile to render too. To the right, under the preview pane, you can see the projected file size. Ex. If you select a 4K video format, the file size will be larger than if you export to an HD profile. Once your file type and profile are selected, you can proceed to export.
To begin export, press the Start Export button. This will render your video to the file format of your choice. This is a quick and easy way to export and convert video from one file format to another.
Pinnacle Studio is more than a MXF to MP4 converter. We built Pinnacle Studio to convert many file formats, including the formats below.
We designed Pinnacle Studio to do so much more than just convert files. With a wide range of features, tools, and templates, Pinnacle Studio has everything you need to create amazing videos.