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Ingesting Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF footages in iMovie on Mac

The Panasonic AJ-HPX3700(AJ-HPX3700G) VariCam Camcorder is a high-end professional camera meant to replicate the warm and natural look and texture of film. The HPX3700 is tailor-made for feature films, broadcast television, and commercial production, recording in full-raster 1920x1080 resolution in AVC-Intra 100. It also supports AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD recording to meet its users’ diverse needs.

As many users get this P2 camcorders, more problems are coming up, some of them have the need to import P2 MXF files to iMovie for editing on Mac, but they always have the importing problems due to the video codec and format.

Here we’d like to solve the P2 recordings to iMovie importing problems. As we know, iMoive only supports few formats, it doesn't support MXF files well, so in order to import Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 footages into iMovie, you need to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC, the best video format for iMovie.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Now you can follow the steps below to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie editing on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, Mavericks 10.9, Yosemite 10.10, El Capitan 10.11, or macOS Sierra 10.12.

1. You can get the best Mac P2 MXF Converter. It's the professional MXF converter for Mac users, which can help you convert P2 MXF to AIC for iMovie as well any common formats, such as MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc for other uses.

2. Launch the software and import AJ-HPX3700 videos to it. Click "format" bar to choose the best video format for output. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).

3. You can click "settings" button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. To have easy editing in iMovie with the best quality, you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, and set the video frame rate as 30fps.

4. Hit convert button to start transcoding Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS X.

When you get the output files after the conversion, ingesting AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF in iMovie on Mac would be easy work anyhow.

Tip: You can learn more solutions to importing & editing Panasonic P2 MXF from Brorsoft MXF column.

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