“I have a Panasonic P2 AJ-HPX3700 camcorder which records MXF footages, and I use L&T to load videos to FCP on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8. This way is easy to import but it is not good for editing, because it takes long time to render after the importing. How can I shorten the process? Is there a way to import Panasonic P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro without rendering? Thanks for help”.
The Panasonic AJ-HPX3700(VariCam 3700) brings a fast, proven, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO-HD nonlinear workflow to your high-end cinema production. The solid-state P2 workflow provides immediate access to recorded video and metadata (no need to digitize), including the ability to view content on the spot as thumbnail clips on the camera’s LCD monitor for instant, on-set playback. Unlike tape, P2 cards are reusable without loss of quality, eliminating the need for continuous tape budgets and decks. With five 64GB P2 cards installed the VariCam 3700 can record more than 6 hours of master-quality 1080/24p content.
After make some footage on the Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. However, you may also face the problem that FCP 6/7/X does not recognize the P2 AVC-Intra MXF .mxf videos.To make it easier for editing Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you can use Panasonic P2 MXF to FCP Converter for Mac, which is the solid tool to help me make the P2 MXF to ProRes transcoding. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Apple ProRes including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 for you to choose. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.
Below is the simple guide about how to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF to ProRes for FCP 7 on Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion.
STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart MXF Converter for Mac and transfer your MXF recordings to the program from the P2 card.
STEP 2: Click on the “Format”> Final Cut Pro, from the sublist Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(LT), etc are all the proper choice for you. If you wanna adjust the video bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, you can tap the Settings icon to make it.
STEP 3: Hit the Convert button to start to convert HPX3700 P2 MXF footages to ProRes for native editing in FCP 7 on Mac OS X.
After the conversion is completed in 100%, you can effortlessly get the converted MOV video via clicking the Open button. Now, start the Final Cut Pro 7 on your Mac and import P2 MXF into FCP 7 for editing without rendering or any other problem.
P2 MXF to FCP 7 conversion tips:
1. When loading MXF files to the Mac MXF Converter, you can directly transfer the files from P2 card, but you need to ensure you’ve installed the correct drivers from Panasonics website.
2. Combine a few P2 MXF clips into one file; check off the “Merge into one” box.
3. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps(25 fps for original 50i files) video frame rate is recommended for editing AJ-HPX3700 1080 60/50i mxf in Final Cut Pro 7.
4. You can click Edit button to deinterlace 1080 60/50i P2 MXF for FCP 7 via checking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.
You can learn more about this Mac MXF Converter from Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac.
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