The AG-HPX600 P2 HD shoulder mount camcorder offers 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording. The HPX600 is equipped with a newly-developed 2/3 type MOS sensor and records in AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, and DV for the users.
The HPX600 provides innovative features and efficient workflows, with options such as wireless metadata input, proxy recording, variable frame rates. The HPX600 also features wireless and wired connection ability with Wi-Fi, USB and Gigabit Ethernet. But something let the users down is that the generated recording from Panasonic AG-HPX600 is in MXF format on a P2 Card. The P2 MXF video cannot be natively supported by iMovie- one of the common video editing programs for Mac users. So, how to solve the Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 MXF and iMovie incompatibility problems?
The best way to use MXF in iMovie is to convert P2 MXF to AIC for iMovie, since AIC(Apple InterMediate Codec) codec MOV format is iMovie best supported video format, And the problem would be immediately ironed out if you get this P2 MXF Converter for iMovie to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC for editing in iMovie without any quality loss. You can follow the guide below about the P2 MXF to AIC .mov conversion on Mac.
Step 1: Download and install the professional P2 MXF to AIC Converter. Then run this program to import P2 MXF recordings to it.
Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), the best video format for iMovie.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon to customize the audio/video settings for iMovie. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie. (For original 50i/25p MXF video, frame rate should be in 25fps.)
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will start to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC .mov for iMovie on Mac OS X immediately.
After the conversion, you can get the converted P2 MXF files via tapping the Open button. When you locate the files, start your editing program on your Mac, then you can import Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 MXF to iMovie for easy editing.
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