The Panasonic AG-HPX170 is an ultra-mobile P2 HD handheld camcorder featuring full, 4:2:2 independent frame production quality HD and solid-state recording. The HPX170 has two P2 card slots and records in 20 HD and SD formats. Its newly enhanced 1/3" progressive 16:9 3-CCD imager delivers an excellent signal-to-noise ratio, lower noise/smear, and exceptional low-light performance. The introduction of the HPX170 marks the next generation of Panasonic’s, full production quality, 4:2:2 1080/ 720/ SD P2HD Hand-Held camcorders.
Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Lion, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Panasonic AG-HPX170 1080i/720p MXF Videos.
So if you want to edit Panasonic AG-HPX170 Full HD MXF in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use Panasonic MXF Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic MXF to FCP X converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic AG-HPX170 Full HD MXF to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 MXF files for import into Final Cut Pro X.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic AG-HPX170 Full HD 1920*1080 MXF to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Lion, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Add Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF videos to Panasonic MXF Video Converter for Mac.
Connect your Panasonic AG-HPX170 Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Run Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF Video Converter for Mac as the best P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro X Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos. This Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF Video Convetrer can convert Panasonic AG-HPX170 mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with Final Cut Pro X on Mac.
Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV output with 1080/60p.
Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format, and the Mac MXF video converter will transcode MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X. To get 1080 size video, you can choose the clip on list and click the Properties button to view the source video resolution. To get the original video size, just click the “Settings” button and choose the right option like 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box.
Step 3. Merge Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge”, and the Mac Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert MXF files to HD MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the MXF Video Converter for Mac starts converting MXF videos to HD MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920*1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie for editing in full HD.
Of course, you also can choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format for without rendering. ProRes is advertised codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro X. If you would like to edit Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra 50/100 MXF with FCE/iMovie, Avid, etc, you can convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Mac itself bring format like Apple Intermediate Codec, DV PAL/NTSC, DVCPRO NTSC/PAL, DVCPRO50 PAL/NTSC (*.MOV) for FCE and iMovie, or transcode Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF to Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid on Mac.