MXF to iMovie on Mac- Smoothly Load/Import Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 MXF files into iMovie
Summary: Here it mainly shows you the way to import & edit Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 MXF files in iMovie by transcoding HPX300 P2 MXF to iMovie Apple Intermediate Codec encoded mov format.
The Panasonic AG-HPX300 is a 1/3" CMOS camera featuring full resolution 1920x1080 chips. The HPX300 has a feature-set including timecode, genlock and HD-SDI, which is usually found only on more expensive cameras. It is able to shoot Full HD video clips in MXF format, but the HD experience also brings a problem to the users who want to edit AG-HPX170 MXF files in iMovie.
So how to import/transfer Panasonic AG-HPX300 MXF footages into iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac?
The best method to solve these problems is to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie native format, say, Apple Intermediate Codec encoded mov format. Along with some help from a 3rd-party Panasonic MXF Converter. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube's MXF Converter for Mac(currently on sale) which is entitled as a top P2 MXF to iMovie Converter. It supports encoding Panasonic P2 and Canon C300/XF105/XF100/XF300 MXF files to iMovie native format so that you can easily import the Panasonic Camcorder recordings to iMovie for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.
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Convert, Transfer and Edit Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 MXF footages in iMovie with AIC MOV codec
Step 1. Free download the Panasonic MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac, load your P2 MXF files into the program. As a top P2 MXF Converter, it also supports transcoding MXF to Apple ProRes Codec for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie AIC MOV on mac.
Some more helpful features of the P2 MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac:
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.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to load/edit Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 MXF files in iMovie under Mac without problems.