How to Import/Edit Panasonic P2 MXF footage in iMovie

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How to Import/Edit Panasonic P2 MXF footage in iMovie

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:57 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 Brorsoft MXF Colum.

See also:

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Source:Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC .mov lossless conversion for iMovie 8/9/11
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