Summary: The Final Cut Pro even FCP X won't import P2 MXF videos from Panasonic AJ-HPX3100. The easy workaround is to transcode/convert P2 MXF footage to Apple ProRes codec on Mac. It's much easier to be done with a professional P2 MXF Converter Mac. Below is how.
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 MXF 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 in FCP 6/7/X, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF to Apple ProRes codec which is natively supported by Final Cut Pro. To get the work done, you can get Brorsoft P2 MXF 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 provides simple video editing functions for you. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to achieve your goal smoothly.
How to convert P2 Card MXF footage from Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 to Apple ProRes for 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. Run the Mac MXF to ProRes Converter, and click the "Add Files" button to load Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra .mxf videos.
Step 3. Click the "Format" 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. 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 videos. 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 AIC .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.
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