Description: This guide shows how to get multiple audio track preserved during conversion; and how to add soft subtitles such as .srt and .ass in converting mf to mkv and other formats.
Nowadays more and more Canon camera/camcorder users prefer to record multi-track MXF footage using difference microphones for better audio. Also you may like to add some subtitles in your footage when playback on mac; for example, if you shot an interview with someone speaks foreign languages, it becomes much important for the viewer to understand what’s exactly talking about.
So to playback Canon multi-track MXF footage on Mac with subtitles embedded, the multi-track MXF Converter for Mac is strongly recommend for its reliable work efficiency. Follow this guide, you can finish your job within a few clicks; just simple as that!
How to embed SRT/ASS subtitles to MXF and convert it to mkv format on Mac?
1. Get this iMix MXF installed on you Mac; get ready for the subtitles you want to add; then launch this multi-track MXF Converter.
Click the top left two icons to load your Canon MXF files.
2. Click "Format" to choose HD Video>MKV HD Video(*.mkv) for playback on Mac.
You can also click Settings right beside to set up outputting video bitrate, frame rate, codec and size all according to your needs.
3. Check your mxf file, click the pencil-like icon above to edit it like this:
Then switch to Subtitles tab, check Enable and click Browse to add your .srt or .ass subtitles.
4. Click the red circle to start converting Canon MXF to MKV with srt/ass subtitles embedded. Wait for a while, click "Open" to locate the converted MKV files.
How to output multi-track MKV for playing back?
If you want to output mkv format videos with all tracks preserved, just follow this to choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track MKV(*.mkv). But pls note in the multi-track outputting mode, editing function is disabled.
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Source: Convert multi-track Canon XF MXF to MKV/ProRes and Embed SRT/ASS Subtitle