Summary: Facing issues when importing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF media files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing? The easy workaround is to convert P2 MXF to ProRes codec with a professional P2 MXF converter Mac. Below is how.
Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 is on the top of the P2 cameras line, offering high image quality and performance for high-end video production, incorporating a 2.2 megapixel, 2/3, type CCD image sensor (3CCD) and the latest AVC-Intra Codec for broadcasting (compatible with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) at 1080 in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i and 60i, and in SD (480i/586i) in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. But so many users are facing some frustrating result when importing Panasonic P2 footage into FCP. The basic reason is that MXF is not a fully supported format by Final Cut Pro.
To make it easier for editing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you’d better to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes first, as it is the best codec for Final Cut Pro editing. Below is the simple step-by-step guide for P2 camcorder users: using Brorsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. Download it and get the full guide below to have a smooth editing with the AJ-HPX3100 footage in FCP.
Full Guide: Encode P2 Card MXF footage from Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 to ProRes 422
Step 1: Transfer P2 AVC-Intra .mxf files to Hard drive
Connect your AVC-Intra MXF Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the P2 AVC-Intra .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2: Add MXF files to this top P2 MXF to ProRes Converter
Launch Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load .mxf videos for converting.
Step 3: Choose Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X
Tap on “Format”> Final Cut Pro, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(LT), etc are all the proper choice for you. Note: If you are a FCP 6 or former version user, you only can choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ as the output format.
Tip: You can click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps(25 fps for original 50i files) video frame rate is recommended.
Step 4: Convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP
Click the "Convert" button and the Mac MXF Video converter would start transcoding Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 AVC-Intra MXF videos to Apple ProRes 422 MOV on Mac OS X immediately.
After conversion, tap "Open" icon in the main interface to locate result video. Launch FCP 6/7 or FCP X, and go to "File > Import > Files…" to import converted P2 footage to FCP project with easy editing.
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