Importing P2 into FCP- Convert HPX255/HPX250 P2 MXF to Prores for editing in Final Cur Pro
Summary: Follow this article you can know how to import Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 MXF files to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X or Lion. First you need to encode Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 MXF footage to ProRes codec with Pavtube Panasonic P2 MXF Converter for Mac, then import the converted Panasonic MXF files to Final Cut Pro.
At the NAB 2012 show, Panasonic announced the AG-HPX255, an update to its popular AG-HPX250 handheld camcorder. The HPX255/HPX250 incorporate high-sensitivity 1/3”, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers and a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor to acquire native 1920 x 1080 resolution images.
The HPX255/HPX250 offer variable frame rate capability in 1080p from 1fps to 30fps (17 steps) as well as 720p from fps to 60fps (25 steps) at 60Hz for undercranking/overcranking to create fast or slow-motion effects. In addition to AVC-Intra 100/50 recording, the camcorders record in DVCPRO HD, as well as standard definition recording in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV, and support international HD and SD standards, an added benefit to producers with global clients.
Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 MXF files to FCP solution:
"I have a Panasonic P2 HPX255 camcorder which records MXF footages, and I use L&T to load videos to FCP on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8. this way is easy to import but it is not good for editing, because it takes long time to render after the importing. Is there a best way to import Panasonic P2 camcorder like HPX255 recorded P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro without rendering? And how to import incomplete folder files or single MXF files to FCP?"
As we know, FCP best codec is Apple ProRes 422 codec, this codec or MOV format is well for editing, original P2 MXF footages is not good for editing as you may find the video is not processed smoothly.
Steps: Transcode Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 MXF to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro editing.
1.Download Pavtube MXF converter for Mac. It's the professional HPX255/HPX250 MXF converter, is software can help you convert MXF to common formats, such as MP4, AVI, MKV, or Apple ProRes, AIC, etc.
2.Install and launch the software, import Panasonic P2 HPX255/HPX250 MXF videos to the MXF converter for Mac. Click format bar to choose the best video format for output. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
3.You can click settings button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
4.Edit function is easy and useful, you can trim, crop, or add watermark to the video.
5.Click convert button to start converting Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac.
All folders and single files are supported, after conversion you can import converted MOV files to FCP without rendering, it can deal with all the MXF files, such as Panasonic P2 series, Canon XF series, Sony XDCAM series, etc.
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