Post Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:27 am

Fast Editing Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF in FCP X on Mac

Fast Editing Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF in FCP X on Mac

Summary: If you have to transcode some Panasonic AG-HPX370 MXF for editing in FCP X, this guide will help you out from the messy mxf-to-fcp workflow. With a few clicks, you can easily get well converted Apple ProRes MOV files for FCPX.

http://www.pavtube.com/guide/convert-p2-mxf-to-apple-prores-422-for-fcp.html


"We have some videos from a Panasonic HPX370, but they are wrapped in MXF format and cannot be playback on mac or edit in FCP. These videos also have several audio tracks which I don't want to lose. So is there any way to have our videos converted with all the audio tracks?"

Panasonic AG-HPX370 is a high-end P2 HD camcorder with good video performance for its extraordinary HD production. Ready for global production, the HPX370 series offers international HD and SD standards, including true 4:2:2 1080i and 720p AVC-Intra footages as well as standard DVCPRO HD. With long recording time, you can enjoy your footages and playback it smoothly.

However, what if when you are about to edit these quite large size videos on mac? MXF is not a well supported format for nonlinear editing programs such as FCP/FCPX. It's true that FCPX improve its compatibility for MXF files and supports some of the HD P2 camcorders, but for Panasonic HPX series, only HPX250p and HPX255 is included.

In this case, to get your Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF edited in FCPX, you need to convert P2 MXF files to Apple ProRes - the FCPX preferred codec firstly.

Here is a professional Mac MXF Converter available to convert MXF footages to ProRes for FCPX, as well as many other formats. Click here to download a trial version.

http://www.pavtube.com/mxf-converter-mac/


How to Convert Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF tp ProRes for FCP X on Mac

Step 1. Get this Mac Panasonic P2 Converter installed and load your footages. Click top left icon to load individual mxf video files; or click the second one to import the whole folder.

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Step 2. Choose proper format for editing in FCP X.

Click Format drop-down list, choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(HQ)(*.mov), as it's FCPX's most compatible codec.

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Tips: for FCPX users, pls make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files only without video. You can download it from here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396

Step 3. Fix the output ProRes video settings for FCPX.

Click Settings at the bottom, you can fix the video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc. The video quality is related with video bitrate, the higher you choose, the larger output file size will be.

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Step 4. Start conversion.

Ok now click the red circle at bottom right to start converting Panasonic AG-HPX370 MXF footage to ProRes for FCPX on Mac. Wait for while, or you can choose to shut down computer after conversion done.

Tips:

1. Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to load the converted video to FCPX.

2. In addition, you can also learn on how to import P2 footage to Final Cut Pro directly from a P2 card.

Source: Mac MXF to FCP-Load Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 AVC Intra MXF in FCP X

http://hdvideoingesting.rollr.com/posts/mac-mxf-to-fcpload-panasonic-aghpx370-p2-avc-intra-mxf-in-fcp-x