Showing posts with label transcode Panasonic P2 MXF for FCP. Show all posts
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF files to FCP and Burn FCP projects to DVD on Mac

Summary: Follow this post to know how to import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to FCP for editing and burn FCP projects to DVD on Mac, hope it can solve you P2 mxf to FCP problem and dvd burning solution.

Every time that there is a need to hire a better camera it seems that everyone is hiring the Panasonic HVX200 and not the Sony EX1. So I have not had a chance to see how the HVX200's 4:2:2 with 720p helps with my Blue or Green Screen filming. I know that the EX1 produces a cleaner and better picture than the the Panasonic – or so I am told – but the colour decimation is 4:2:0, hmmm. But here is the Panasonic HPX170/171 that also has a much better picture but with 4:2:2 colour decimation. So this will be my best choice.

However, there cames another problem- How to import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF footages into FCP for editing smoothly on Mac?

The thing is, FCP does not work perfectly with the Panasonic P2 MXF codec. As far as I know, to solve the P2 MXF importing problems, the most important piece of the equation is that transcoding Panasonic P2 Card MXF files to a FCP's supported video format, like Apple ProRes (422).

If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac which is entitled as a top P2 MXF Converter. It supports encoding Panasonic P2 and Canon MXF files and Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP native format so that you can easily import the Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF recordings to FCP for editing on Mac.

So follow the quick tutorial below to transcode Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to FCP compatible format and then edit in FCP or burn to DVD on Mac.

Part 1: How to import Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF files to FCP? 

  • For FCP X users, pls make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files only without video. You can download it from here:

1. Free download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac trial version, install and launch it.


2. Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon to load Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 MXF files into Pavtube application.

3. Select Final Cut Pro friendly output format.

Apple ProRes 422 is considered as the best format for FCP, so you are recommended to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as target format from "Format" > "Final Cut Pro".

4. Start Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 conversion.

Click the big "Convert" button to start encoding Panasonic AG-HPX170/HPX171 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro.

When completes, locate the converted MOV files from target file path by clicking "Open" icon.

Now, open up Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…to select and load the generated ProRes 422 MOV files to FCP for editing use.

Part 2: Burn FCP projects to DVD on Mac

Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac adds support for MXF files burning, it can burn single file or folder structure videos, you can burn MXF/FCP projects to DVD disc in few steps, just follow it:

1. Install DVD Creator for Mac, connect your DVD Writer and insert a blank DVD. Add your videos into the DVD Creator for Mac

2. Edit movie clip and Customize your DVD menu. You can edit your videos with trim, crop, watermark, effect settings, audio replacing settings features.

3. Preview Created DVD-Video and click burn button to start burning.

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