Before backing up video footages which are stored on a 16GB P2 card from Panasonic’s DVCPRO to your MacBook or iMac, you should be aware of that everything else from the card can be backed up fine except MXF files. And it is not the worst problem that happened on MXF files.
It is reported that iMovie, one of the best and the most popular video editing tools on Mac, does not support MXF very well. That is to say, MXF file can not perform well on iMovie because of its low compatibility. So, if you want to play and edit those P2 MXF files on Mac, you need a MXF converter to convert all the MXF files to iMovie MOV format so that you can edit them in iMovie.
Many Panasonic P2 series camcorder users have found that MXF is not as convenient as other video formats like MTS or MOV, especially when they want to store videos in NAS for home sharing with DLNA certified digital devices. UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is a great MXF camcorder tool for converting MXF files to many video formats like MOV, MP4, AVI and even Apple ProRes 422 MOV for importing to FCP. You can download the trial version of the program and import the MXF files to have a try. The output MOV file is of fine quality, plus the conversion speed is quite fast!
Ok, you may want to know more about the detailed steps of converting P2 MXF files to MOV video format for further editing in iMovie. Now I will give you a complete guide on the issue. Before you get started, you may need to download a trial version of UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac which helps convert MXF files to MOV format for editing in iMovie and then can be shared through home network.
First, launch the program and click at the add button and choose the MXF files you want to be convert in the file folder on Mac.
You need to connect the Panasonic P2 camcorder to Mac and back up the MXF files to your Mac before add MXF files to UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.
And then, you need to choose the right output format with click at the output format button. As we would like to edit the videos in iMovie, we can freely choose MOV format. After that, if you want to change the output path to a more suitable path, you can click the output path button and choose it yourselves. If you are satisfied with the default output path the program provides, you need do nothing but continue the next step.
If you need do some simple editing like cropping, adjusting video and audio with your videos, you can try the editor function in UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. In this way, you can save much time from doing the same editing in iMovie which costs much time to render the videos for better performance.
The last step is to start the conversion from MXF to MOV for iMovie and NAS with click at the convert button. After the conversion finished, you can import the converted MOV files to iMovie for further editing and transport the final videos to NAS for home sharing through DLNA.