Want to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF files to Final Cut Pro? First you need to encode Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF footage to ProRes codec.
Panasonic has just announced the AG-HPX250, a camera that can be positioned as the successor to the HPX170 and a compact version of the HPX370. Built using the 1/3″ 3-MOS sensors of the HPX370, the HPX250 records to P2 media in AVC-Intra 100/50, as well as DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. This is the first time that AVC-Intra 100 has been made available in a small form factor, so the ability to record a full 10-bit 4:2:2 I-frame image in a compact, 5.5 pound package makes the HPX250 truly unique.
“I have a Panasonic AG-HPX250 camcorder, this camcorder record in AVCintra or DVCPRO HD codec in MXF format. I just want to import the MXF recordings to Final Cut Pro for editing, but the FCP doesn’t accept it. So what can I do? Is there an easier and effective way? And how to import incomplete folder files or single MXF files to FCP?”
As we know, FCP best codec is Apple ProRes 422, this codec in MOV format is native for importing and editing, original P2 MXF footages is not good for editing as you may find the video is not processed smoothly.
And here, you are suggested to try a third party converter: the professional UFUWare Mac P2 MXF Converter from UFUWare to help you to transcode Panasonic P2 mxf cilps to ProRes for FCP with best video quality. It enables editing before conversion and you can check the deinterlacing option. Below I will provide a brief guide for you.
Steps: Transcode Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro editing
1.Download UFUWare MXF converter for Mac. It’s the best Panasonic MXF Converter for Mac, an user-friendly software can help you convert MXF to rich formats, such as Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD, orMP4, AVI, MKV, etc, then you can make MXF files compatible with iMovie, FCP 6/7, FCP X, FCE, Avid Media Composer and so on.
2.Install and launch, and import Panasonic P2 AG-HPX250 MXF videos to the MXF converter for Mac.
3.Click format bar to choose the best video format for output.
You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for native FCP editing.
4.You can click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
5.Edit function is easy and useful, you can trim, crop, or add watermark to the video.
6.Click convert button to start converting Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac.
All folders and single files are supported, after conversion you can import converted MOV files to FCP without rendering, it can deal with all the MXF files, such as Panasonic P2 series, Canon XF series, Sony XDCAM series, etc.