Does QuickTime support Panasonic HPX500 P2 MXF files?

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Does QuickTime support Panasonic HPX500 P2 MXF files?

Postby vivian68 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:20 am

Does QuickTime support Panasonic HPX500 P2 MXF files?

Description: It mainly introduces how to play Panasonic HPX500 MXF files with QuickTime player. If you are facing the problem that it is difficult to play and edit MXF files smoothly, you have come to the right place. Here you can find a way out.

Panasonic HPX500 is a popular versatile P2 (professional plug-in) high definition camcorder, which is widely used amongst broadcasters and indenpent videographers. And the video captured by Panasonic HPX500 is really excellent and saved in MXF file format. But many users may face issue when playing or editing them, for instance:

"I'm a video producer and occasionally have shoots where a camera operator will shoot on a P2 camera. I can't see the raw footage from the camera without converting it."

That is because MXF file is not a friendly format for some popular media player including QuickTime player. You can certainly choose VLC media player for MXF file, which is claimed to accept it. However, if you want to play it with QuickTime player on Mac operating system, you may need to look for a MXF converter to convert MXF to QuickTime MOV for playing.

Here Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is a great choice for you. It supports latest Mac OS including Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.8 Mountain Lion. And it is capable of converting MXF files to a variety of other formats like Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, DVCPRO, MOV, MPG, M4V etc. You can also choose to convert to some built-in mobile devices and editing software, such as iPhone 5, iPad 4/Mini, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Let’s go to try efficient conversion workflow with an easy-to-use interface.

Tips: If you want to convert to MOV file with all multiple audio tracks preservation, Pavtube iMixMXF can help you to get it done. With it you are allowed to preserve all or any audio tracks for output MOV and mix the multiple audio tracks into one if you need. Go to try it if you want a MOV file with multiple audio tracks.


Go back to Pavtube MXF to QuickTime Converter for Mac. Download and install the software firstly, and then follow the guide for how to convert Panasonic HPX500 MXF to MOV for QuickTime Player.

1. Load MXF files

There are two ways for you to load MXF files: Load MXF video or Load the whole MXF folder

Tips: You can find "Merge into one file" on the interface, which will allow to joint several MXF videos into one MOV files for output.


2. Select MOV for QuickTime player

Click "Format" menu to find "QuickTime Movie Format", and then choose the format you want.


Tips: Click "Settings" on the interface, some video and audio parameters for output can be changed like bitrate, frame rate, channels, etc. Definitely keep default settings is able to bring you a wonderful video if you are not good at settings.

3.Convert MXF to MOV

Click "Convert" button to start conversion. It will not take much for conversion. Once completed, click the "Open" button to locate the output MOV files for QuickTime player.

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Source: Transcode Panasonic HPX500 MXF files to QuickTime MOV
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