“I have Panasonic AG-HPX250 camcorder which shoot recordings in .mxf format, I just want to transfer the recordings to Final Cut Pro X for editing, but the FCP X doesn’t accept it. What can I do?”
Although Final Cut Pro claims to have support for MXF files, it only has partial support. According to Final Cut Pro X document, Final Cut Pro X only support MXF files recording from limited Panasonic camcorders such as Panasonic AG-HPX250P MXF files with codec of AVC-Intra100/ AVC-Intra50/ DVCPRO HD/ DVCPRO 50/ DVCPRO/ DV, Panasonic Panasonic AG-HVX200E, AG-HVX200P MXF files with codec of DVCPRO.
If you are looking for a solution to convert MXF file shot on Panasonic AG-HPX250 and 200 on Mac for editing in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), this article is worthy reading. It presents the detailed steps required to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to ProRes for use in FCP X.
A direct and easy way to transfer Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF recordings to Final Cut Pro X is to convert Panasonic P2 MXF files to Final Cut Pro (X) supported Prores MOV files with Panasonic MXF Converter for Mac.
Panasonic P2 MXF Converter for Mac is specailly designed for Mac users to convert MXF videos from Panasonic P2 camcorder or from other camcorders like Sony XDCAM, Canon XF or from other sources to Prores MOV files for FCP X.
Besides, Mac Panasonic P2 Converter Mac is also able to convert MXF files to other popular video files like AVI, WMV, MPG, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, SWF etc for you to play MXF files on portable devices like iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 4, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab etc.
Step by step to convert Pansonic AG-HPX250 MXF files to ProRes MOV
Step 1: Load Panasonic P2 MXF files
Click “Add Video” to import your desired Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF files into MXFMac.
Step 2: Select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for FCP 7, FCP 6 and FCP X. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and the later version FCP X.
This Mac Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF format converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.
Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust video and audio settings. Click “Edit” menu to do some premiere editing if you need before conversion.
Step 4: Click “Convert” to start Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF to ProRes MOV conversion on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,10.9 Mavericks,10.8 Mountain Lion,10.7 Lion,10.6 Snow Leopard.
Step 5: Click “Open” to get generated ProRes files for using in Final Cut Pro 7/6/X with optimum performance.