Panasonic P2 MXF Footages to Avid Media Composer Editing workflow

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Description: This guide easily show you how to use MXF Video Converter to convert Panasonic P2 MXF footage to Avid DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer on Mac.

I’ve been researching possible workflows for Panasonic P2 MXF and Avid Media Composer, as I will work with the P2 MXF footage. P2 MXF files are OP-Atom, where each track of video and audio are stored in separate files. This complicates the housekeeping of the files since steps must be taken to ensure related tracks are kept together when files are moved or copied. The P2 uses a 6-character identifier in the filename of all related files. And I found many users complained the problems when trying to edit Panasonic P2 MXF footage in Avid.

P2 MXF is produced by Panasonic AG-HPX170 (NTSC version), AG-HPX171 (European version), AG-HVX200, AG-HPX250, AG-HPX300/HPX301, AG-HPX370/371, AG-HPX500/HPX555, AJ-HPX2000(AJ-HPX2100 in Europe), AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX3700, etc, which is not the preferred format by Avid Media Composer. You will have problem for transferring these Panasonic P2 MXF videos even with the MXF Plug-in for Avid. To avoid these problems or limit, it will be better to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a Avid Media Composer’s DNxHD.

First all of, you can get UFUSoft MXF Converter, which is an easy-to-use yet professional Avid DNxHD Converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to DNxHD encoded MOV files, which will create an Avid MC friendly file format keeping the P2 MXF orginal quality. Besides Avid, this software can also export MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas, Premiere Element, AVI for Pinnacle Studio and more NLE systems for native editing.

If meet the P2 MXF codec issues with Final Cut Pro X/7/6, iMovie 11, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer on Mac, please get the nice UFUSoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac to solve your problems. Download it and follow the guide to convert Panasonic P2 MXF files to DNxHD.

Converting Panasonic P2 MXF to DNxHD for Avid media Composer

Step 1. Import P2 MXF files to the MXF Video Converter.

Downlod the best P2 MXF to Avid Converter, install it on your PC. Hook your Panasonic P2 camcorders to pc and keep it on; click the two icons which are marked as 1 to load P2 MXF footage to MXF Video Converter like this:

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Step 2. Trim out a few clips before converting Panasonic P2 MXF to Avid.

Now click the pencil-like icon (Edit) and locate the Trim icon:

Drag the small triangle icons to locate the opening and ending; or click the icons in blue to adjust frame by frame. It also supports setting “Start” and “End” point-in-time.

Step 3. Choose output video format for Avid Media Composer.

Click the drop-down list and choose “Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as the most compatible format/codec for AMC editing.

You can free choose the output video quality, size, frame rate by clicking the “Settings”.

Step 4. Convert Panasonic P2 MXF files to DNxHD MOV.

Now hit “Convert” and let it running; you can easily locate the converted video by clicking “Open” at the bottom.

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