At present, there are no MXF encoders can directly export multiple tracks as individual channels in a MXF file. Premiere always mixes down all audio channels to the channels 1 & 2, which means that only channels 1 & 2 have audio, the other are blank. Here is a workable solution to the multiple audio tracks exporting under the situation that you edit multi-stream MXF file in FCP. TransMXF Pro for Mac, is the only completely multichannel project solution to preserve, separate, and export multiple audio streams from original MXF. No matter MXF footages from Panasonic P2, Canon or Sony camcorders are recorded with 2, 4, 8 or more audio tracks, you can easily preserve all tracks or get separate channels of audio in MXF for FCP 6/7/X editing.
Below is a simple tutorial to convert MXF to FCP X with exporting 8 audio channels in MXF with stereo timeline. Due to the advanced audio and video synchronization technology, the output file will with video and audio in perfect sync. Apart from multi-track MOV, you can also convert MXF to MKV and MP4 with 2 channels, 4channels, 8 channels or all audio tracks from source MXF.
Step 1: Add MXF files to the Multi-channel MXF Exporter
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load multiple audio channels. You can also directly drag files to the program. The program supports batch conversion and allows you capture images.
Step2: choose the output format
Click the "format" and choose the "Multi-track Video -> Multi-track Apple ProPres 422(*.mov)" files as the output format.
Step3: Set multi-task settings
Click "settings" to convert multiple audio tracks MXF file to FCP X. The screenshot shows 4 tracks of audio, if your source MXF with 8 tracks, you will get 8 channels here. You have more choices, if you don’t want to keep all audio tracks, you can uncheck undesired ones. And you also can mix multi-audio tracks into individual track.
Step4: Convert MXF files into multiple track MOV
Click "Start Conversion" icon, TransMXF Pro for Mac will convert MXF to multiple tracks MOV with high quality. You can preview output file when conversion completed