MXF-Profiles can be seen as a subset of the MXF standard and specify various MXF properties. They may be used to reflect specific user requirements or use cases for MXF files. And they can become an important part in the scope of file interoperability and quality management.
Here you can find several information how you can work with MXF Profiles, especially regarding the ARD_ZDF_HDF Profiles. And further you can see how the MXF Analyser supports different MXF Profiles by using Application Specifications.