MXF is short for Material Exchange Format; it's a container format that professionals use for its advanced features. It is often referred to as the digital equivalent of analog tape, as it can include timecode and metadata, along with audio and visual information. For this reason, MXF is often used in TV broadcasting. WMV is much simpler; it's Microsofts proprietary file format, which means that it's mainly used in Windows OS along with Microsoft software and devices. So why should you convert an MXF to a WMV? If you need a file for sharing online, WMV could be a better choice. WMV's advantages lie mainly in its size, as it's much smaller than an MXF. But of course, compression comes with some loss in quality. WMV is limited almost entirely to Microsoft software and hardware, but it's usually compatible with video sharing sites such as YouTube.
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 WMV 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.