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How to Play Recorded MXF Video on iPad

MXF is used by several commercial production systems, notably the SONY MSW-2000 series of IMX video recorders. Panasonic P2 digital video cameras can output MXF files with DVC Pro encodings. It’s not an easy thing for film producers to play MXF video on iPad, because iPad or iPad 2 does not have native support for .MXF clips recorded by camcorders like Panasonic AG-HVX200P, Canon XF100, etc.

In that case, the 3rd-party iPad Video Converter software is what you need to do MXF file conversion. Please note that you must have the entire MXF file structure when loading them to iPad converter to do format conversion. If you just have some loose .MXF clips, your files will have image only without sound. See MXF file structure on Panasonic’s P2 card as below.

The above screenshot clearly shows .MXF clips are all saved in ‘VIDEO’ folder, while audio files are all stored in ‘AUDIO’ folder. When you importing .MXF clips from the correct file structure, iPad Converters are able to recognize audio tracks from ‘AUDIO’ folder automatically, which ensures the converted files have both image and sound correctly. Here are the easy steps to convert and play MXF on iPad with Aiseesoft iPad Video Converter.

Step 1: Download and install iPad Video Converter
Step 2: Click the “Add File” button to input the MXF video. You can batch add several files once and convert all of them with only one conversion.
Step 3: Click the “Profile” option to select your preferred output format for the output video. And you can define the output folder.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button to start. Once finished, add the converted video file to iTunes library and sync with the iPad.