Convert Panasonic P2 MXF Clips for Importing into Final Cut Pro X
My company recently had our (first) annual talent show. Our VP spent months and thousands to put this show together. We had a stage built in our warehouse loading dock, backdrops, an elaborate sound system from (plug) Hollywood Sound Systems, great stage lighting etc. It was huge success and everyone had a great time. The weak link in the entire production was the videographer we hired to capture the event. What we got were 100 MXF files from Panasonic AJ-HPM200 on a hard drive that were uneditable. Is it able to convert all the files into workable files using my MacBook Pro and importing into Final Cut Pro X? -- NKing
The P2 MXF files could not be imported into FCP directly, and the native format for importing into FCP is Apple ProRes mov. If you want to edit those MXF files in FCP X, you will need to convert the P2 MXF to Apple ProRes first. MXF to FCP Converter is an expert in dealing with MXF/P2 MXF problems. It is a necessary camcorder converter and a helpful video tool on Mac that helps you convert MXF/P2 MXF to other common video formats such as MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPEG, FLV, etc. With it, you can easily watch MXF files on portable devices, edit MXF in FCP, iMovie, Premiere, etc, or upload to websites. So don't hesitate choosing the useful tool as the best solution. Continue reading to find how to merge and convert Panasonic P2 MXF clips for importing into Final Cut Pro X.
Step 1: Run MXF to FCP converter.
Download, install and run MXF to FCP Converter as Panasonic P2 MXF to FCP converter. Click "Add video" or "Add form folder" to load in source P2 MXF files. Tick the box before the file which you want to convert, double click the file that you want to preview.
Step 2: Choose the output format.
Click "Format" and you will see a drop down list shows the formats that Panasonic MXF to FCP Converter provides. Choose "Final Cut Pro" then "Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)" as output format. TransMXF for Mac provides various formats for Final Cut Pro, except Apple ProRes 422, you can choose other formats such as DVCPRO HD/ProRes 4444 according to your need.
Click "Settings" to adjust the output video/audio set up. You can set the size, bitrate, frame rate as original or according to your preference.
Step 3: Convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 HQ.
Click "Merge into one file" to combine several MXF clips into one file. Choose output location and then click "Start conversion" to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP X.
Panasonic MXF to FCP X Converter utilizes all cores to speed up encoding process and is 2 or 3 times faster than before. The output video is in perfect video/audio synchronization, you will not be disappointed.