How to edit Panasonic MXF video in FCP X, FCP 7?

Why I can’t Import Panasonic MXF video files into FCP X for editing? I have many videos, they were recorded by Panasonic AG-HVX200 HD camcorder, should I download Panasonic MXF to FCP Converter? I think I have to convert the Panasonic MXF video on Mac.

P2 (P2 is a short form for “Professional Plug-In”) is a professional digital recording solid-state memory storage media format introduced by Panasonic in 2004, and especially tailored to electronic news-gathering (ENG) applications. It features tapeless (non-linear) recording of DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO-HD, or AVC-Intra streams on a solid-state flash memory. While, when you want to import Panasonic p2 MXF files in FCP X or FCP 7 for editing, you will get frustrated due to the video codec incompatibility problem. As we know, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7 most compatible format is Apple ProRes, FCP does not support direct editing of Panasonic p2 MXF in the timeline. What’s more, although FCP X and FCP 7 can support XF MXF HD codec, you will meet some stuttering problem when playing the Panasonic MXF footage in FCP X/7 on Mac.

In order to solve the above problems, you can use this professional Panasonic MXF to FCP Converter, which is a great help for Panasonic users to convert Panasonic p2 1080i 50Mbps MXF to ProRes for FCP X and FCP 7, but also make it easy for you to join several Panasonic p2 MXF clips into one file.

Transcode Panasonic MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP X and FCP 7 on Mac.

Step 1: After the installation of the Panasonic MXF to FCP Converter, you can launch it and import your Panasonic MXF files into this best MXF Video Converter for Mac.

MXF to FCP Converter

Tip: To join multiple MXF files into one file for easier editing in Final Cur Pro, please tick the “Merge” 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 (*.mov) to you.

MXF to FCP Converter - Formats

Step 3: To get a perfect output video for editing in FCP X and FCP 7, 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.)

MXF to FCP Converter-Apple ProRes

Tip: Before start the conversion, click Edit button and you can deinterlace Panasonic p2 1080i MXF footages for FCP via checking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic MXF to FCP Apple ProRes conversion with the best MXF to FCP Converter.

When conversion complete, you can get the resulted video from the output folder. Then it’s available for you to transfer Panasonic MXF to FCP X/7 on Mac for further editing without any trouble.

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