Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Losslessly transcode Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro for editing

Summary: To make it easier for editing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you need to convert P2 MXF to ProRes codec for FCP with a professional P2 MXF converter Mac.

Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 is a high-end professional camera which offers high image quality and performance for high-end video production. This camera's native effective resolution is 1920 x 1080 and features 3x 2/3" 2.2MP CCD sensors for high quality imagery. Recording is possible in AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, and DVCPRO HD; 4:2:2 full raster sampling is supported in the AC-Intra 100 format.

After make some footage on the Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, you may want to edit the P2 MXF files in Final Cut Pro. However, you may face the problem that FCP 6/7/X does not recognize the P2 AVC-Intra MXF .mxf videos. This is due to the unfriendly codec.

To smoothly import AJ-HPX3700 P2 footage into Final Cut Pro, you can need a professional P2 MXF Converter for Mac, which is a great Mac Panasonic MXF Converter to help me make the P2 MXF to FCP compatible ProRes transcoding. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Apple ProRes including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 for you to choose. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Now please follow the steps to transcoding AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/7 and FCP X) with Apple Prores codec.

How to convert P2 Card MXF footage from Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 to ProRes 422 HQ

Step 1. 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 Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos to this top Mac Panasonic MXF Converter.

Run Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load the P2.mxf videos.

Step 3. Choose MOV with Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Click the "Profile" option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution.
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Step 4. Specify output file path. Click on "Browse" and browse to where you'd like to save target Apple ProRes 422 HQ video.

Step 5. Convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Click the "Convert" button and the Mac MXF Video converter would start converting Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 AVC-Intra MXF videos to Apple ProRes 422 MOV immediately.

Step 6. Press "Open" to locate result video. Launch FCP 6/7/X, and go to "File > Import > Files…" to import converted P2 footage to FCP project.

The software also converts P2 MXF and Canon MXF video to compatible formats for FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc. You can convert Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC .MOV for FCE and iMovie, or transcode Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF to H.264 MOV, DV, AVI, M4V, MPG for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

MXF files bite up storage. If you have lots of MXF video stored on Mac HDD and are now ending up with plenty of long files with only a few short gems, it is recommended that you use Bytecopy for Mac to import MXF and trim long video clips in Apple ProRes as well as common video formats (MOV, AVI, MP4, M4V, etc).

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