Transcode .mxf from Panasonic HPX3100 P2 to FCP X

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Transcode .mxf from Panasonic HPX3100 P2 to FCP X

Postby lydia622520 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:23 am

Summary: Facing issues when importing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF media files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here.

"I have a Panasonic P2 AJ-HPX3100 camcorder which records MXF footages, and I use L&T to load the files to FCP 7 on my iMac. This way is easy to import the MXF files, although it costs some time for rendering during editing process. When I upgrade the program to FCP X, I found Final Cut Pro X does not have Log and Capture (or transfer) feature. How can I import my P2 MXF recordings to FCP X easily for editing? Thanks for help.”

Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 is top of the line P2 cameras that records up to 1920×1080 videos in MXF format. But so many users are facing some frustrating result when importing the P2 footage into Final Cut Pro X like the above user met. The basic reason is that MXF is not a fully supported format by FCP. A better workflow to edit Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on FCP X is to [url=http://www.brorsoft.com/how-to/transcode-panasonic-p2-mxf-prores-for-fcpx.html
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first, as it is the best codec for FCP editing. Below is the simple step-by-step guide for P2 camcorder users: convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.

Transcode .mxf from Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 camera to ProRes for FCP X editing

1. Backup your P2 MXF files structure to local computer.

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2. Get P2 MXF Converter for Mac installed on your Mac.

Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac supports converting Canon, Panasonic MXF/P2 MXF to ProRes, DNxHD , AIC, MPEG-2, etc codec for further post-production in FCP, Avid, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere and more.

3. Click Add button to load the Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos to the Mac Panasonic MXF Converter.

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4. Tap on “Format”> Final Cut Pro, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(LT), etc are all the proper choice for you.

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Tip: Click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. 1920*1080 video size and 30fpsvideo frame rate is recommended.

5. Hit “Convert” button to start to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP X on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, tap the Open button on the main interface to get the output video. Then, it would be easy for you to import & edit Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF in FCP X.

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