Summary: Facing issues when importing Panasonic P2 MXF media files to Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro for editing? The easy workaround is to convert P2 MXF to an editable format on Mac with a professional P2 MXF converter. Below is how.
Panasonic P2 HD Handheld Camcorder like AG-HPX500, AG-HPX250, HPX3700, AJ-HPX3100, AG-HPX600, are on the top of the P2 cameras line. This article is mainly to solve the Panasonic P2 MXF recordings to Avid, Premiere Pro importing problems. As many users get a P2 camcorder, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Panasonic P2 MXF to Avid, Premiere Pro for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet the importing issues.
As far as I know, (P2) MXF is not a good editing for NLE system including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, etc. Then how to import Panasonic MXF videos to Avid/Premiere Pro for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way.
This Panasonic P2 MXF Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the P2 MXF transcoding on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.
Below is the simple guide about how to convert Panasonic P2 MXF into Avid, Premiere
STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Panasonic P2 MXF Converter Mac and transfer your MXF recordings to the program from the P2 card.
STEP 2: Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format.
a. To edit Panasonic P2 MXF footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).
b. For importing Panasonic P2 MXF to Premiere Pro, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg).
PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic P2 MXF conversion on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to Avid MC/Premiere Pro.
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