Came up on issues importing and editing MXF, MOV and MP4 video from Panasonic AG-CX10 in Final Cut Pro X? If so, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode Panasonic AG-CX10 H.265, AVCDH and P2 video to FCP X friendly format for editing directly and smoothly.
The Panasonic AG-CX10 is small but includes two professional XLR audio inputs. The top handle, well, handles all the audio. An image sensor with 60fps readout and a precise focus lens drive enable superior focusing speed, stability and tracking performance for both 4K and FHD. Complex 4K focusing is also automated for comfortable framing of stunning 4K shots. Equipped with new, highly efficient codec HEVC recording. Along with MOV, MP4, and AVCHD file formats, the advanced editing system for broadcasters, P2 MXF, is supported with AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG codecs.
If you copy the Panasonic AG-CX10 footage onto a hard drive intact, you can then import it into FCP X. The advantage of this approach gives you a backup of the MXF, MOV and MP4 files. Please remember that don’t mess with the files within the video folder, just copy the whole folder. If for what ever reason you dig into the folder only with separate clips maintained, FCP X will do nothing with Panasonic AG-CX10 footage. In that case, you will need third party software to convert them first. Read on to find a step-by-step guide on how to convert Panasonic AG-CX10 recordings to ProRes .mov for FCP X on Mac (macOS 10.15 Included).
Overall, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best choice to get the work done. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional program which can be used as a H.265 and AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG to FCP X Converter under Mac OS X. With it, you can effortlessly convert 4K H.265 MOV/MP4 and 1080P P2 MXF to edit in Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Vegas Pro 17 and more NLEs without problems. If you are running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
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How to transcode Panasonic AG-CX10 videos to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP X?
Step 1: Install and run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as a Panasonic AG-CX10 Converter for FCP X. When its main interface comes up, click “Add File” or “Add Folder” to load your source media into this H.265 to FCP X Converter, P2 MXF to FCP X Converter.
Note: While importing MXF clips into the program for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder (like a P2 Card). If you only have some loose .mxf clips, you files will have image only without audio.
Step 2: Select FCP X supported video format.
To convert Panasonic AG-CX10 videos for using in FCP X, from “Format” list, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” or “Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: Begin Panasonic AG-CX10 video conversion on Mac
When ready, click “Convert” to start P2 video and H.265 video to ProRes MOV conversion on Mac. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
1. If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off “Showdown computer after conversion” and go away to do other things.
2. This versatile Video Converter can also export optimal formats for Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve 16, Avid Media Composer, Vegas Pro 17, iMovie, etc editing programs. If you want to edit Panasonic AG-CX10 media in Premiere Pro CC, please choose the “Editing Software > Adobe Premiere AVC (*.mov)” as output; For Avid Media Composer, choose the “Editing Software > Avid DNxHD 1080P (*.mov)” as output format; For playing the 4K and HD videos on smart tv, please choose the “Common Video > H.264 Video (*.mp4)”.