Import Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF to FCP 6/7/X on Mac

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The Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 VariCam Camcorder is a high-end professional camera meant to replicate the warm and natural look and texture of film. Featuring a variable frame rate from 1 to 30 fps, in 1080p, this camera enables you to easily under or overcrank your shooting for creative fast and slow motion effects. This camera’s native effective resolution is 1920 x 1080 and features 3x 2/3″ 2.2MP CCD sensors for high quality imagery. This camera also features 2 HD SDI output terminals for creating a dual-link output for RGB 4:4:4 video with a 10-bit Log (P-10Log) gamma curve. An F10 sensitivity supports low-light photography at 2000 Lux and a minimum illumination of 0.042 Lux. Recording is possible in AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, and DVCPRO HD; 4:2:2 full raster sampling is supported in the AC-Intra 100 format.

From the above list, we can learn that Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 can generate MXF recordings in AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD codec. While, when you want to import AJ-HPX3700 MXF P2 files in FCP for editing, you will get frustrated due to the video codec incompatibility problem. As we know, Final Cut Pro most compatible format is Apple ProRes, FCP does not support direct editing of AVC-Intra in the timeline. What’s more, although Final Cut Pro can support DVCPRO HD codec, you will meet some stuttering problem when playing the Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac.

In order to solve the above problems, you can use this professional Panasonic P2 MXF Converter for Mac, which is a great help for Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 users to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF to ProRes for FCP, but also make it easy for you to join several P2 MXF clips into one file. Plus, this Mac MXF Converter fully support other Panasonic P2 camcorders like Panasonic AJ-PX5000, Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, Panasonic AJ-PX380, AG-HPX300, AG-HPX170PJ, AG-HPX250PJ, AG-HPX255, AG-HVX200A, AG-HPX500, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX3100GJ, etc.

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Transcode .mxf from Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 camera to ProRes for FCP X/7/6 editing

1. Backup your Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF files structure to local computer.

2. Get P2 MXF Converter for Mac installed on your Mac.

UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac supports converting Panasonic MXF/P2 MXF to ProRes, DNxHD , AIC, MPEG-2, etc codec for further post-production in FCP, Avid, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere and more.

3. Click Add button to load the Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos to the Mac Panasonic MXF Converter.

Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 to FCP

4. Tap on “Format”> Final Cut Pro, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(LT), etc are all the proper choice for you.

Apple ProRes 422 codec

Tip: Click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. 1920*1080 video size and 30fpsvideo frame rate is recommended.

5. Hit “Convert” button to start to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP X/7/6 on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, tap the Open button on the main interface to get the output video. Then, it would be easy for you to import & edit Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF in FCP X/7/6.

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