PA HPX250 Importing Workflow: Avid, FCP X, Premiere, iMovie

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PA HPX250 Importing Workflow: Avid, FCP X, Premiere, iMovie

Postby lydia622520 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:44 am

Summary: Along with Brorsoft's P2 MXF Converter for Mac, you can easily convert and import Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF footage into Avid MC, Premiere Pro CS5/CS6, Final Cut Pro (X) and iMovie for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).

Read: Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF Editing Tips: FCP, Avid, Premiere, iMovie


Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder has become the hotly received P2 HD camcorder among Panasonic's broadcasting and professional P2 HD Series. This article is mainly to solve the AG-HPX250 recordings to FCP, Avid, Premiere, iMovie importing problems. As many users get HPX250 camcorders, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF to FCP X or Adobe, Avid, iMovie 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 format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 videos to iMovie, FCP, Avid 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 Premirere 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 AG-HPX250 footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP

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. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.


b. To edit Panasonic AG-HPX250 footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).


c. For iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).

d. For importing Panasonic AG-HPX250 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 FCP/Avid/Premiere/iMovie.

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