Mac Solution for Converting/Editing AG-HVX200 (P2) MXF to AIC for FCE/FCE 4
Panasonic AG-HVX200 (P2) shoots recordings in MXF files. As you see, MXF is a file format which each track of video and audio are stored in separate files. This complicates the housekeeping of the files since steps must be taken to ensure related tracks are kept together when files are moved or copied. The P2 uses a 6-character identifier in the filename of all related files.
P2 card: A solid-state memory card for recording DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, and AVC-Intra media within MXF container files.
Most of us would choose Panasonic AG-HVX200 (P2) MXF as the recording mode, as it provides high quality videos. However, it is not easy to edit movies in this format on Mac, as it requires high configuration to handle P2 DVCPRO MXF videos. While looking for the best way to edit Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 DVCPRO MXF videos in FCE/FCE 4 on Mac OS X, I find the Mac P2 MXF Video Converter for FCP from PavTube Studio help making the editing easy and smooth.
So if you want to edit Panasonic AG-HVX200 (P2) MXF files in FCE/FCE 4? Convert MXF to FCE/FCE 4 friendly codec first. As to the best codec AIC for FCE/FCE 4 editing, Apple InterMediate(AIC) (*.MOV) should be the top one codec packs.
The following guide is written to help you Convert/Import Panasonic AG-HVX200 (P2) MXF files to AIC and edit AIC in Final Cut Express.
Step 1. Import P2 MXF files to P2 MXF to FCE Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic camcorder to iMac and run Mac MXF to FCE Video Converter. Click the “Add” button to browse .mxf videos from directory.
Step 2. Set Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.MOV) as output video format.
Click “Format > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate(AIC) (*.MOV)” as output video format. Click the “Settings” button to choose 1920×1080 as video size,and choose 50 or 60 as frame rate according to your camera mode.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic Panasonic AG-HVX200 (P2) to AIC MOV for Editing in FCE/FCE 4.
Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, start converting Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF files to AIC Codec for FCE/FCE 4.
1. If you are using Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, just choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)” as output format for HD video editing.
2. Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac also support convert Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF to AIC MOV or ProRes 422 on Mac OS X Lion.