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How to repair corrupt MXF video files?

Aftab Alam Aftab Alam Published On - 29 Jun 2020

If you are a professional videographer and use different recording cameras, then you will be familiar with the MXF files. It is the video format that majority of the video cameras use because it is a standard defined by the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

MXF is the abbreviation for the Material eXchange Format. There are multiple professional software that can open the MXF file like Grass Valley, Avid Pro Tools, MAGIX Vegas Pro 14, Avid Media Composer, File, Viewer Plus, Adobe Premier Pro CC, OpenCube XFReader, OpenCube XFConverter, etc.

An MXF file can become corrupt like any other Windows file. A corrupt MXF file is not accessible in any of the above-mentioned software. Such situation is not good for you.

The professional videographer or video editor cannot afford to lose the MXF file but there are several reasons that can interrupt the recording or corrupt the video. Here are some examples of scenario when an MXF file can get corrupt:

  • When you are recording the video and the camera’s battery is finished, the recording will not finish, and the result can be a corrupt video.
  • When you did not click the Stop button to stop the recording but stopped the camera abruptly.
  • Your camera’s SD card is damaged and so the recording gets corrupt.
  • The storage space in the SD card is not efficient enough to store the large video file.
  • The camera has some physical shortcomings and the recording is not done properly.

How to recover the MXF video file?

MXF is the audio-video container for saving the high-quality videos that are recorded by high-end professional cameras. If it gets corrupt, then you should not look for a manual solution or an open-source recovery software. They are not efficient enough to retrieve the audio streaming and synchronize it with the video. Some open-source software can retrieve the data, but they do not recover the metadata and the recovered software may not play smoothly after the recovery.

To get the best results, use Kernel Video Repair Tool. It will retrieve the whole data and save it at the desired location. If a corrupt video file is in the SD card, then also the tool can access the corrupt video and repair it. To get a clear picture about the software, read the steps present below:

  • Download the software from the website (https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/video-repair/).
  • Install the software, then start it. It will show the Homepage

    Video Repair Tool

  • Browse the corrupt MFX file from its saving location (if you have attached the SD card, then you can browse the file from it also).
  • Browse the corrupt MFX file

  • After selecting the tool, click the Repair File button.
  • click the Repair File button

    Note: If the file is highly corrupt, you may need to add a reference file also.

  • Select a location to save the video after the repair process.
  • Select a location to save the video

  • The tool has successfully repaired the MXF file and saved it at the specified location. You can see the status as Success and a clickable link to go to the video location directly.
  • tool has successfully repaired the MXF file

Conclusion

Kernel Video Repair is going to be your partner in repairing your professional or personal videos, maintaining their quality. It can repair the videos from all the popular camera and video recorder brands like Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon, etc.

All the other professional video formats like MPEG, DivX, AVCHD, MPEG4, DV, HDV, etc. are also repairable with the same software. The quality of the video remains totally unchanged by the software throughout the repair process. If there are multiple corrupt MXF files on your system, then you can choose them all and the tool will repair them simultaneously. If you want to test the performance of the software, then you can use the trial version to repair any kind of video file.