Transfer P2 Files to Mac- Load Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 P2 MXF to iMovie
Summary: In this tutorial, the easy way will be introduced to import/edit Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 P2 MXF files into iMovie flawlessly on Mac by transcoding Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec .mov, iMovie natively supported format.
The Panasonic P2 HD camcorder AJ-HPX2000 offers high image quality and performance for high-end video production. It is a multi-format HD production camera that records onto P2 cards. Using the same sensor as the popular VariCam and HDX900 cameras, the HPX2000 can shoot native 720p or switch to shoot 1080i with 24p, 25p & 30p capture. Standard definition NTSC or PAL recording is also available. But new users may face some frustrating result when editing Panasonic P2 footage with iMovie, because the P2 .mxf file format is not fully supported by Mac non-linear editing software such as iMovie, FCP and FCE.
Since MXF videos can not be directly imported to iMovie, to import and edit P2 MXF files in iMoive with ease, you need transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie supported video format. And we learn that AIC(Apple InterMediate Codec) codec MOV format is the iMovie perfectly supported format.
For converting MXF video into editing friendly format, the best recommendation is Brorsoft MXF Converter 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 iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer 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.
The guide below shows you how to get P2 .MXF into iMovie with the app.
Step 1: Free download the Panasonic MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac, load your P2 MXF files into the program.
Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3: Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC MOV on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included) for iMovie 8/9/11.
Some more helpful features of the P2 MXF to iMovie Converter:
1. You can join multiple P2 MXF files by checking the “Merge into one” box.
2. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
3. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
After converting and merging the Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra MXF files, just import the output Apple Intermediate Codec .mov files to iMovie 6, iMovie 8, iMovie 9, or iMovie 11 for editing.Optimize your workflow and save time with the AIC compression for iMovie 6/8/9/11.
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