How to import/edit Panasonic HPX-170/171 P2 MXF files smoothly on Mac
Summary: In this guide, you will learn how to convert/transcode Panasonic HPX-170/171 P2 MXF files on Mac so that you can smoothly import and edit Panasonic P2 MXF files on Mac.
Below are several disscussions about looking for the way importing Panasonic P2 Card MXF files for editing on Mac;
Q1: Support for p2 MXF from Panasonic HPX-170 in FCP X?
How do I import .mxf files into Final Cut Pro X? I would wait until we get an offical reply from Canon or they finally release a plugin for FCP X. Don't like information from someones brothers housekeepers inlaw...lol.
Q2: iMovie and Panasonic P2 MXF
Ok... I wanna know how to download Panasonic HPX-171 recorded MXF footage into iMovie?
Q3: importing .MXF files to Final Cut Express
What plug-in do I need to install so i can import and edit .MXF video files in Final Cut Express. The suggestion of doing Log and Transfer doesn't work (the .MXF files are gray out not allowing me to select it.) [Final Cut Express 4, Mac OS X (10.5.]
As you see, here many people are talking about the way how to import Panasonic P2 MXF files into Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express or iMovie for editing without problems. Well, don't blame to the Final Cut, the "Import from Camera…" option works just like "Log and Transfer". The thing is, even FCP X does not work with the Panasonic P2 MXF codec. As far as i know, to solve those problems, the most important piece of the equation is that transcoding Panasonic P2 Card MXF files on Mac, say Apple ProRes (422) or AIC encoded .mov format along with some help from the third-party software. To help those who wanna edit Panasonic HPX-170/171 P2 MXF files on Mac, below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes/AIC MOV format for Mac editing smoothly
Downloading the app- Pavtube MXF Converter, a top P2 MXF Convereter for Mac. (currently on sale)
The program is a professional P2 Card MXF Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Panasonic P2 MXF files to Apple ProRes, AIC MOV for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The mac MXF transcoder can also convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how.
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Guide: How to convert Panasonic HPX-170/171 P2 card MXF file on Mac OS
1. Download, install and launch Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac.
Once launched the program, click “Add Video” button to load your P2 card MXF clips. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
2. Select output format.
Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for FCP 6/7 and FCP X. U can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) for Final Cut Express and iMovie.
3. Click convert button to start to convert P2 card file on Mac with this best P2 card Mac converter.
Some more helpful features of the app:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
Once the p2 MXF conversion is done, you can transfer Panasonic HPX-170/171 P2 card MXF footages into FCP/FCE/iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.
PS: With the Mac P2 card file converter, you can easily convert P2 card MXF file on Mac, rich camcorders are supported, for example, you can convert Panasonic HPX500, HVX200, HPX-170, HPX-171 camcordrs on Mac with ease. You can convert P2 card MXF file to MOV or other formats with best video and audio quality. You can also foloow the MXF to Mac column to find more solutions for your P2 card MXF files.