How to Open MXF files in Cyberlink PowerDirector 13

Meet troubles while transferring MXF files to Cyberlink PowerDirector 13 for editing. The article mainly shows you how to transcode MXF files to MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector 13 in detail so that you can get Cyberlink PowerDirector 13 work with MXF footage smoothly.


Do you have demand to edit MXF clips in Cyberlink PowerDirector 13 from a XF105, XF300, XF100, XF305 camcorder or C300 camera? When I import the MXF files to PowerDirector 13, I failed. The PowerDirector can’t recognize the ProRes video. I've done all the hoops with tech support back a few months ago and eventually got impatient and converted MXF files to MPEG-2, a file foramt that PowerDirector can easily handle. 

If you’re in such a situation, just follow the method I found on Google below. You can get an mxf converter and transcode MXF files to PowerDirector friendly MPEG-2 format, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. 


First of all, free download Brorsoft MXF Converter 

Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a MXF to MPEG-2 Converter under Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon/P2/Sony XDCAM MXF to edit in Cyberlink PowerDirector 13, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle and more without problems. It works well and converts flawlessly. If you running a Mac computer, please turn to the alternative Mac version - MXF Converter for Mac. Below is how. 

Step 1: Import MXF recordings 

After installing the MXF Converter for Mac, you can click the "Add File" button to import the source MXF videos to this program. 


Step 2: Select output format 

For encoding MXF to MPEG-2, please click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > " MPEG-2 (*.mpg)". Of course, you can also select H.264 .mov , MP4, etc from “Common Video”. 


Tip- Quality Set: 

You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels. The MXF Converter exports up to 1080p HD video with 5.1 channels. 

Step 3: Start the MXF to MPEG-2 conversion 

Click “Convert” to start transcoding the Canon MXF recordings to .mpg videos. After conversion, click “Open” to find .mpg videos and for Cyberlink PowerDirector smooth editing. 

Step 4: Import converted MXF footage to PowerDirector 

Start up Cyberlink PowerDirector, follow “Open Folder>>Import Media Files” to import individual video clips.