How to convert/transcode Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF on Mac

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How to convert/transcode Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF on Mac

Postby daisy » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:29 am

How to convert/transcode Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF on Mac QuickTime?

Are you trying to play Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF on Mac QuickTime? I’m afraid that it’s impossible that P2 MXF can be accepted by Mac. Will you be going to transcode Panasonic HVX200 MXF to iMovie for special editing? Sorry, iMovie still can’t have the ability to edit HVX200 MXF footage. It’s natural that You may get confused by so many questions: what’s Panasonic HVX200? What’s MXF? And how can transfer MXF to Mac?

What’s Panasonic AG-HVX200?
Panasonic AG-HVX200 answers the demands of the professional HDTV photographer with a compact and feature packed acquisition tool, which can record HD videos on P2 Card. Learn somefeatures about Panasonic AG-HVX200:

System: NTSC (AG-HVX200) & PAL (AG-HVX200E)

Codecs supported: DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25,DV

Audio: uncompressed 16-bit, 4-channel digital audio

VFR: 12 fps to 60 fps in 720p mode under NTSC System
12 fps to 50 fps in 720p mode under PAL System

Recording: 1080/60i, 30p, 24p 720/60p, 30p, 24p 480/60i, 30p, 24p (NTSC)
1080/50i, 25p 720/50p, 25p 576/50i, 25p (PAL)


Then, what’s MXF?

MXF, an abbreviation for Material Exchange Format, is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence,” encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file.

Currently, there’re two basic MXF types: one is those where the essence (media) is stored in the same file as the metadata that refers to it. The other is that where the essence is stored in separate files to the metadata, while these files have External essence. Learn two basic MXF types, please enter:

Also, there comes the last but the most important question: how to edit HVX200 MXF in iMovie?

Since iMovie can’t natively support editing HVX200 MXF files. The clips captured from Panasonic AG-HVX200 must be converted to iMovie compatible formats before importing MXF to iMovie. “What’s the best friendly format for iMovie?” I guess you must have another question. iMovie’s native format is Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov), so we’d better transcode MXF to AIC at first. In the meantime, a MXF to AIC Converter is of great importance. Never mind, here we’ll recommend a program called TransMXF Converter that’s especially designed for MXF Camcorders to convert and edit MXF files.

Follow the simple steps to solve this problem of importing Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF to iMovie.

Step 1: Install MXF Converter and load Panasonic AG-HPX200 MXF files to TransMXF Converter from HD Camcorder.

Step 2: Drop down format list to select iMovie and Final Cut Ex >>Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format.

Step 3: Start conversion from MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie.


With only three steps, you can easily import P2 MXF to iMovie for special editing.

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