4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2011 5:55 PM by Marco_Polo
Marco_Polo Level 1 (15 points)

I have a .lxf video file that won't go into FCP. I'm wondering what software would open that file so that I can play it and export it to an

Apple Pro Res timeline?





Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,975 points)

    .lfx? I never heard of it. Google says "do you mean .mfx?"

    Where did you get the file?

  • Marco_Polo Level 1 (15 points)

    OK Nick, here's the deal. I'd never heard of .lxf files either. I'm working in Asia now, where I was given a DVC-PRO tape that contains video in an .lxf file. I have been told that the use of the this type of file is common in Asia. Here's what I understand so far.


    .lxf files seem to be "contained" or "wrapped" in a proprietary encoding (Harris?) which does not jive with QT. So, FCP won't import.


    I'm still trying to figure out how to import this video into an Apple Pro Res timeline. That would mean finding the software that will let me read these files. I've found a company called Digital Rapids on the web that seems to be dealing with reading .lxf files. That is as far as I have gotten.


    I'm a both surprised and confused by the position that I find myself in. Is this common use in Asia recent? And what is the most economical way for me to play this file (considering that this is a one-time only deal, I'm not particularly eager to spend the big bucks on software just to play the video once.)


    Any ideas, suggestions, comments, second-opinions would be most welcome.



  • faderstatic Level 1 (0 points)

    The only time I have seen this is in Nexio playout servers.  Like  you said, it is a wrapped format like mxf.  We would upload the files (using ftp) to the Nexio server and it rewraps the files into lxf.  I'm trying to figure out myself too how to open this in OS X.  I'll let  you know once I figure this out.

  • Marco_Polo Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks Fader,


    If you find a path into that file, please let now.