Transfer Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF recordings to FCP on Mac
Panasonic AG-HPX370, a mid-range P2 camcorder exceeds expectations. With a superior 10-bit, 4:2:2, full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra codec, the HPX370 series can record more image detail more accurately. Ready for global production, the HPX370 series offers international HD and SD standards, including 1080i and 720p as well as industry-standard DVCPRO HD.
From the above list, we can learn that Panasonic AG-HPX370 can generate MXF recordings in AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD codec. While, when you want to import AG-HPX370 MXF P2 files in FCP for editing, you will get frustrated due to the video codec incompatibility problem. As we know, Final Cut Pro most compatible format is Apple ProRes, FCP does not support direct editing of AVC-Intra in the timeline. What’s more, although Final Cut Pro can support DVCPRO HD codec, you will meet some stuttering problem when playing the P2 MXF footage in FCP on Mac.
In order to solve the above problems, you can use this professional Panasonic P2 MXF Converter for Mac, which is a great help for Panasonic AG-HPX370 users to convert Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF to ProRes for FCP, but also make it easy for you to join several P2 MXF clips into one file. Plus, this Mac MXF Converter fully support other Panasonic P2 camcorders like AG-HPX300, AG-HPX170PJ, AG-HPX250PJ, AG-HPX255, AG-HVX200A, AG-HPX500, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX3100GJ, etc.
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Guide: Transcode Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF to FCP on Mac
Step 1: After the installation of the P2 MXF Converter for FCP, you can launch it and import your MXF files to it.
Tip: To join multiple MXF files into one file for easier editing in Final Cur Pro, please tick the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2: Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sublist are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) to you.
Step 3: To get a perfect output video for editing in FCP, please click the Setting icon to do some audio/video settings. Here you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality. (For original 50i MXF video, frame rate should be in 25fps.)
Tip: Before start the conversion, click Edit button and you can deinterlace Panasonic 1080i P2 MXF footages for FCP via checking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro conversion with the best MXF Converter for Mac OS X.
When conversion complete, you can get the resulted video from the output folder. Then it’s available for you to transfer Panasonic AG-HPX370 MXF to FCP on Mac for further editing without any trouble.
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