Native HPX170/HPX171 multi-track P2 MXF Editing in FCP
Summary: To easily get Panasonic HPX-170/171 P2 MXF files into Final Cut Pro on Mac with keeping Multi audio channels, you need to transcode P2 MXF files for editing in FCP. Read the post below to learn how.
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The HPX170 (the PAL-version HPX171) features dozens of changes from its predecessor, the HVX200. Some of the changes are large and noteworthy and others are small and subtle. In order to understand why the HPX170/HPX171 is such a significant component in the evolution of Panasonic's prosumer camcorder line, it may prove helpful to take a look back at Panasonics most successful camcorders from the past few years.
After recording some files on the Panasonic AG-HPX170/171, you may find Final Cut Pro (no matter FCP 6/7 or FCP X) does not work with the Panasonic P2 .mxf videos from Panasonic AG-HPX170/171. To solve those problems, the most import thing you have to do is to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes422 first, as it is the best codec for FCP editing. In case that you may have recorded AG-HPX170/171 MXF files with Multi audio channels, and then how to keep the original audios preserved?
Here, Pavtube iMixMXF can help you to get it done. With it you are allowed to preserve all or any audio tracks for output Prores .MOV and mix the multiple audio tracks into one if you need.
To help those who wanna edit Panasonic HPX-170/171 P2 MXF files in FCP, below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to transcode P2 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV format for FCP with keeping multiple audio tracks.
1.Download, install and launch Pavtube Multi-audio track MXF Converter for Mac.
Once launched the program, click "Add Video" button to load your HPX170/171 P2 MXF clips. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. This converter will help you convert Panasonic HPX170/171 MXF video to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro editing.
2.Select output format.
Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and schoose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the most compatible codec for FCP editing.
3. Adjust video and audio parameters.
Click "Settings" to free select needed video/audio tracks. Check the tracks you need and left others unchecked, thus you can get Multi-track MOV with your needed audio streams. Note there’s a mix into one track icon on the bottom, it will combine all your checked audio tracks into single one.
4. Click "Convert" button to start to convert Panasonic HPX170/171 P2 MXF file to multi-track Apple ProRes 422 MOV on Mac for FCP.
With the Mac P2 multi-track MXF Converter, you can easily convert Panasonic HPX170/171 MXF to Multi audio channels Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP. After converting, you can import videos to FCP (X) for editing.
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