MXF is a digital file format created by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Like MP4, MOV, or WMV, it stores audio and video together. What’s different about MXF is the wealth of information within the file. It allows easy sharing among multiple creators who may use different platforms or prefer working in specific formats. Any party with access can manipulate specific audio or visual elements without impacting the rest and without a reduction in file quality. MXF files are convenient for distributing final products to television broadcasters, movie theaters, or other media outlets, and can incorporate advertisements, previews, and extensive metadata within the file for efficiency and clarity. MXF files are easily opened, edited, or converted to the most common video, audio, or digital image formats using Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple QuickTime Player, or VideoLAN VLC media player.