The Panasonic P2 HD camcorder AJ-HPX3100 offers high image quality and performance for high-end video production, incorporating a 2.2 megapixel, 2/3, type CCD image sensor (3CCD) and the latest AVC-Intra Codec for broadcasting (compatible with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) at 1080 in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i and 60i, and in SD (480i/586i) in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. But new users may face some frustrating result when importing the P2 footage into Final Cut Pro, because the P2 .mxf file format is not fully supported by Mac non-linear editing software such as FCP and iMovie.
To make it easier for editing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you can use P2 MXF to FCP Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 MXF Converter. It can not only convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF .mxf videos to Apple ProRes codec, but also guarantee smooth editing. Compatible OS: Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.
How to convert P2 Card MXF footage from Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 to ProRes 422 HQ for importing to Final Cut Pro?
Step 1. Connect your AVC-Intra MXF Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the P2 AVC-Intra .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Add Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos to MXF Converter for Mac.
Run Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF Converter for Mac, and click the “Add Files” button to load .mxf videos.
Step 3. Choose MOV with Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
Click the “Profile” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution.
Step 4. Specify output file path. Click on “Browse” and browse to where you’d like to save target Apple ProRes 422 HQ video.
Step 5. Convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
Click the “Convert” button and the Mac MXF Video converter would start converting Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 AVC-Intra MXF videos to Apple ProRes 422 MOV immediately.
Step 6. Press “Open” to locate result video. Launch FCP 6/7/X, and go to “File > Import > Files…” to import converted P2 footage to FCP project.
The software also converts P2 MXF and Canon MXF video to compatible formats for FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc. You can convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV for FCE and iMovie, or transcode Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF to H.264 MOV, DV, AVI, M4V, MPG for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects.
MXF files bite up storage. If you have lots of MXF video stored on Mac HDD and are now ending up with plenty of long files with only a few short gems, it is recommended that you use Media Magician for Mac to import MXF and trim long video clips in Apple ProRes as well as common video formats (MOV, AVI, MP4, M4V, etc).