Summary: Learn from this article, you can easily convert and import Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro (X) and iMovie for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).
Panasonic AG-HVX200 is a hot camcorder for the professional HDTV photographers. Have you got one? As many users get HVX200, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to FCP or iMovie for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet the importing issues. This article is mainly to solve the Panasonic AG-HVX200 recordings to FCP, Movie importing problems.
In fact, (P2) MXF, a highly compressed format, is not easy for editing in NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Panasonic AG-HVX200 videos to iMovie, FCP 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. As far as I know, Apple ProRes is the best format for FCP, and Apple InterMediate Codec is for iMovie.
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 Panasonic P2 MXF transcoding on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.
How to convert Panasonic AG-HVX200 footage into iMovie, FCP
1. You need to download, install and run the smart Panasonic P2 MXF Converter Mac and transfer your P2 MXF recordings to the program from the P2 card.
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 convert Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the target format.
3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
4. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic P2 MXF Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows100%, you can smoothly copy the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie with smooth workflow.
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Source:Transfer MXF file from Panasonic AG-HVX200 to FCP/iMovie