Import and Edit Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 P2 MXF in Final Cut Pro

Summary: Having problems importing and editing Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 footage within Final Cut Pro X/7/6? Look no further, get the best Mac P2 MXF to ProRes Converter here to achieve your goal smoothly!



If you have a Panasonic P2 camcorder like AJ-HPX2000, you may want to import and edit Panasonic P2 MXF files in Final Cut Pro, though the new version Final Cut Pro X added many new features, but it can't support P2 MXF footages well, you will encounter importing and editing problems.

One of my clients just bought a used Panasonic P2 camera, an AJ-HPX2000, and wants to edit P2 MXF footages in FCP (X) on Mac OS, but he found FCP can not recognize the P2 .mxf footages. Any idea?

To make it easier for editing Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 P2 MXF in FCP, you’d better to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes first, as it is the best codec for Final Cut Pro editing. Below is the simple step-by-step guide for P2 camcorder users: using Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic AJ- HPX2000 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks. Download it and get the full guide below to have a smooth editing with the AJ-HPX2000 footage in FCP.

Transocde P2 MXF clips from Panasonic AJ- HPX2000 to ProRes for FCP

Step 1: Add P2 MXF footage

Connect your Panasonic P2 camcorder to Mac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the P2 AVC-Intra .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Launch P2 MXF to ProRes Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mxf videos for converting.



Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

Tap on “Format”> Final Cut Pro, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(LT), etc are all the proper choice for you. Note: If you are a FCP 6 or former version user, you only can choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ as the output format.



Tip: You can click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 3: Convert Panasonic AJ- HPX2000 P2 MXF to FCP

Click the "Convert" button and the Mac MXF Video converter would start transcoding Panasonic HPX2000 P2 MXF videos to ProRes 422 .mov on Mac OS X immediately.

After conversion, tap "Open" icon in the main interface to locate result video. Launch FCP 6/7 or FCP X, and go to "File > Import > Files…" to import converted P2 footage to FCP project with easy editing.

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