Pavtube MXF Converter is a video conversion utility that can help you convert your camcorder recordings to formats that you can open on your Mac and other multimedia playback devices. Many camcorders use the MXF format to encode HD recordings. The format allows for very high quality video recordings that look great, but you will have a hard time trying to play them on most devices. I downloaded a sample HD MXF file from the Internet and I used this app to convert it to H.264, one of the most popular formats these days. The original file was 16 megabytes and its length was 2 seconds. The converted file weighed only 3 megabytes. I didn't see a noticeable quality loss, but every conversion process results in at least a bit of quality loss.
This application comes with a very complete video editor. It allows you to trim and crop your videos and adjust some of their properties. There is also support for 2D to 3D conversion, watermarks and you can even use it to replace the audio track of your video files.
The output format support is quite good. The most popular video and audio formats are supported, and there are also a number of conversion profiles for devices like the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and other multimedia playback devices.
- Good output format support
- Nice interface
- Complete video editor
- It crashed once during my testing