Summary: The video from Panasonic AG-HPX250/HPX255 P2 card is in MXF format, and it will not be supported by FCP X. It means that you will not import P2 to Final Cut Pro X. So you will need a P2 MXF converter for Mac, transcoding P2 MXF to ProRes 422 so that it will be 100% compatible with Final Cut Pro X on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8.
Panasonic AG-HPX250 Introduce
Panasonic is providing a free upgrade to their AG-HPX250, and introduced the new AG-HPX255 handheld and the AG-HXP600 should-mount HD cameras. All the units feature 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording to P2 cards, full HD 1920 x 1080, multiple frame rates and more.
The HPX255 is a handheld professional P2 HD camera that works with Panasonic’s Paint Box remote control, the AG-EC4. It features three 1/3-inch 2.2 MP (megapixel) 3-MOS sensors, offering the full HD resolution. It weighs just 5.5 pounds, and the fixed high definition lens gets 22x zoom. The HPX255 also shoots in the 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra codec.
The free Panasonic AG-HPX250 upgrade, which allows for “focus-in-red”, making it easier to get critical focus, and a one-push auto focus feature known as “Turbo One”. You can visit Panasonic’s site for the free upgrade.
How to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X without rendering on Mac?
For most video fans, their favorite is to edit the videos and share to YouTube or other websites. And sometimes they just share the videos with families or friends instead of uploading to the web. No matter where to share, the basic tool needed is a Video Editor, which will help to get better video effects. And the common but powerful video editors included iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express and so on. As now Mac is owned by most families, video editors designed by Apple have been much more acceptable.
Final Cut Pro X was issued in June 2011. And it has replaced Final Cut Express since then. Apple has announced its functions as: Revolutionary video editing, Powerful media organization and Incredible performance. This software, actually, is a little difficult to manage totally. But for most people, getting to know how to edit the videos is enough. Just like me: I can only do basic edit to my videos, but the effects are really great. After that, I usually share the videos to YouTube.
The only problem for Final Cut Pro X and P2-card-user is the video format. You know, Panasonic P2 card stores videos in MXF format. But to FCP X, Apple ProRes 422 is the best format to read. If not, FCP X will refuse reading the files or spending much time on the process of Rendering. And the simple solution is to Convert P2 MXF to Apple ProRes codec. Here comes the most powerful video conversion tool, which is Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac.
This software can deal with MXF files perfectly. It supports basic edit for the files, such as merge, split or trim. Of course, its main function is to transcode the P2 MXF files to other video formats, such as Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC), MOV, Mp4, AVI and so on. And the following Steps will show how it works.
1. Download Pavtube P2 MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. The professional Mac P2 MXF converter can help you convert Panasonic P2 MXF files to common formats, such as Apple ProRes, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV etc.
2. Install and launch the professional P2 Card Mac Converter, import Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 P2 MXF videos to the P2 MXF to MOV converter for Mac.
Click “Format” bar to choose the best video format for output. You are recommended to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 P2 MXF footage on FCP X.
3. You can click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
4.Edit function is easy and useful, you can trim, crop, or add watermark to the video.
5.Click “Convert” button to start encode Panasonic HPX255/HPX250 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP X.
1. When converting MXF footage using Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple ProRes), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.
2. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video. The FCP X does not install the ProApps QuickTime Codecs automatically, so you need download and install the codec manually from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396.
All folders and single files are supported, after conversion you can import converted MOV files to FCP X without rendering, it can deal with all the MXF files, such as Panasonic P2 series, Canon XF series, Sony XDCAM series, etc.
Don’t worry about quality of the new videos output. If you have ever tested this software or compared with other converters, you will find that MXF Converter for Mac supply high quality for new videos, even the same as your original ones. And the process costs much shorter time than any other such converter. In another word: P2 MXF Converter for Mac will run in fast speed, and in high quality.