Summary: In this simple guide, the easy way will be introduced to import/edit Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF files into Avid Media Composer flawlessly by transcoding Panasonic P2 MXF to DNxHD
.mov, Avid MC natively supported format.
Panasonic AG-HPX370 is a great mix of a professional camera in the smaller and lighter size. An AVC-Intra codec board is included as standard equipment. It allows recording in either of two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-pixel HD (1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720) images, or AVC-Intra 50 for low-bit-rate, low-cost operation. It also supports the conventional DVCPRO HD codec. But new users may face some frustrating result when importing footage from Panasonic AG-HPX370 to Avid Media Composer, because the P2 .mxf file format is not supported by Avid MC well, even the latest Avid Media Composer 7.
Since MXF videos can not be directly imported to iMovie, to import and edit Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF files in Avid MC with ease, you need transcode MXF to Avid Media Composer supported video format. And we learn that DNxHD codec MOV format is the Avid perfectly supported format.
For converting MXF video into Avid editing friendly format, the best recommendation is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which lets you convert MXF to AIC, encode MXF to Apple ProRes, transcode MXF to MPEG-2, render MXF to DNxHD, and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for MXF users to preview and convert MXF recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Avid Media Composer, iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and more other video editing software to do further editing. It naturally support converting MXF recordings shot by a Panasonic P2 camcorders and Canon XF camcorders on Mac OS X. If you have MXF editing issues on Windows PC, get the MXF Converter to solve the problem.
How to Import/Link P2 MXF from Panasonic HPX370 to Avid Media Composer
Step 1: Install the P2 MXF to Avid Converter for Mac, load your P2 MXF files into the program. It supports batch conversion.
Step 2: Click on the “Format” bar and choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the target format.
Tip: You can click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc.
Step 3: Click the "Convert" button and the MXF to DNxHD converter would start transcoding Panasonic AVC-Intra P2 MXF videos to DnxHD for Avid on Mac OS X immediately.
After conversion, tap "Open" icon in the main interface to locate result video. Launch your Avid program to import converted Panasonic HPX370 P2 footage to Avid Media Composer project with easy editing.
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