Converting Panasonic P2 MXF files to Avid MC/Premiere Pro

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Converting Panasonic P2 MXF files to Avid MC/Premiere Pro

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:00 am

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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Re: Converting Panasonic P2 MXF files to Avid MC/Premiere Pr

Postby jacknjchn » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:32 am

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can get the P2 MXF workflow for iMovie - How to smoothly import and edit P2 MXF files in iMovie on Mac OS X.


Panasonic AG-HPX500, AG-HPX250, HPX3700, AJ-HPX3100 , AJ-HPX2100, etc are on the top of Panasonic's broadcasting and professional P2 HD Series, offering high image quality and performance for high-end video production. While, so many users are facing some frustrating results when importing Panasonic P2 footage into iMovie. The basic reason is that MXF is not a fully supported format by iMovie program.

To make it easier for editing Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on iMovie 8/9/11, you’d better to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec first, as it is the best codec for iMovie editing. Below is the simple step-by-step guide for P2 camcorder users: using Brorsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic MXF to AIC .mov for iMovie on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion and the coming Mavericks. Download it and get the full guide below to have a smooth editing with the P2 MXF footage in iMovie.

Full Guide: Encode Panasonic P2 Card MXF footage to AIC .mov

Step 1: Transfer P2 .mxf files to Hard drive

Connect your MXF Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the P2 .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk.


Step 2: Add MXF files to this top ]P2 MXF to iMovie Converter

Launch Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load .mxf videos for converting.


Step 3: Choose AIC .mov format for iMovie 8/9/11

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The AIC .mov is the compatible format for iMovie, which can make you edit P2 MXF recordings in iMovie smoothly.

Tip: You can click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc.

Step 4: Convert Panasonic P2 MXF files to iMovie

Click the "Convert" button and the Mac MXF Video converter would start transcoding Panasonic AVC-Intra P2 MXF videos to AIC MOV on Mac OS X immediately.

After conversion, tap "Open" icon in the main interface to locate result video. Launch your iMovie program to import converted P2 footage to iMovie project with easy editing.

P.S. You can learn more Panasonic P2 MXF files importing and editing tips on Mac and Windows from [ur=]Brorsoft MXF Colum[/url].

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