.MXF File

.mxf is Material Exchange Format File

Features Description
File Extension .mxf
Format Binary
Created by SMPTE
Category Video

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  1. How to open:
  2. How to convert:

What is an .MXF file?

File extension mxf is primarily associated with the Material Exchange Format, which was originally developed by the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) to act as an container format for wrapping video, audio, and other related metadata.

MXF format is also known as "digital equivalent of videotape" because the linear structure of MXF reminds classic video tape. Video and audio in MXF container can be encoded by various codecs supported by SMPTE D10 specification for professional video format. It is also known as a subset of the AAF (Advanced Authoring Format).

It is optimized for multimedia content interchange, or archiving and easily can be implemented in devices, like cameras, video recorders, computer systems etc.

Files with mxf extension can be most notably found as video files saved in the Material Exchange Format, a subset of Advanced Authoring Format. It is a container format used for multimedia content exchange between cameras, video recorders, computer systems etc.

How to open:

You can open, edit or playback *.mxf files with several video editing tools.

How to convert:

Many video editing tools and converters nowadays support MXF format and allow for conversion to other video formats.




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