The Panasonic AG-HPX500 is the first high definition ENG camcorder to feature P2 (professional plug-in) capability. P2 was developed as a recording system for professionals and is widely used amongst broadcasters and independent videographers. Borrowing technology from the highly acclaimed AG-SDX900, the AG-HPX500′s advanced 2/3″ progressive CCDs provide the kind of high sensitivity not available in comparably cameras.The AG-HPX500 digital signal processor uses 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit inner processing to attain unprecedented accuracy. While camera does not record 1080/60p, it is from this capture that all other signals are made, which includes both 1080/24p and 1080/30p. Thanks to a low compression ratio at a bit rate of 100 Mbps (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p) along with the easy-to-edit intraframe compression system, DVCPRO HD is suitable for recording fast-moving subjects with no motion artifacts whatsoever, making it ideal for slow-motion capture.
After make some footage on the Panasonic AG-HPX500, you may want to edit them in iMovie 6/8/9/11. However, you may also face the problem that iMovie 6/8/9/11 does not recognize the P2 AVC-Intra MXF .mxf videos.To make it easier for editing Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on iMovie 6/8/9/11, you can use UFUSoft P2 MXF Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Panasonic AG-HPX500 MXF Converter. It can not only convert Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF .mxf videos to AIC MOV for iMovie, but also make iteasy for merge videos.
Below is the simple step-by-step guide for camcorder and camera users about how to keep and maintain 1080/50 mbps or 100 mbps from Panasonic AG-HPX500 to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV or HD MOV for iMovie 6/8/9/11 on iMac/MacBook Pro/MacBook Air with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.
Step 1. Add Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF videos to UFUSoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac.
Connect your MXF Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Run UFUSOft MXF Converter for Mac as the best Mac P2 MXF to iMovie Converter and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos. This Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF Video Convetrer can convert Panasonic AVC-Intra 50/100 mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with iMovie 6/8/9/11 on Mac.
Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple Intermediate Code AIC for iMovie 6/8/9/11.
Click the “Format” option and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) as output format with high quality for iMovie 6/8/9/11. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size. You also can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov).
Step3. Merge Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 AVC-Intra MXF files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Mac Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie 6/8/9/11.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting Panasonic AG-HPX500 AVC-Intra MXF videos to AIC MOV, and joining the P2 MXF files for editing in iMovie 6/8/9/11.
After converting and merging the Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra MXF files, just import the output Apple Intermediate Codec .mov files to iMovie 6, iMovie 8, iMovie 9, or iMovie 11 for editing and the video .Optimize your workflow and save time with the AIC compression for iMovie 6/8/9/11. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.
If you would like to edit Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra 50/100 MXF with FCE/FCP, Avid, etc, you can convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Mac itself bring format like Apple ProRes 422, DV PAL/NTSC, DVCPRO NTSC/PAL, DVCPRO50 PAL/NTSC (*.MOV) for FCE and FCP, or transcode Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF to Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid on Mac.