How to Import P2 MXF from Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ to FCP X/7/6 with Apple ProRes MOV Codec

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The Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 HD shoulder mount camcorder offers 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording, low power consumption of only 18 watts and future-proof options, including AVC-ULTRA recording 1. The world’s first 2/3” shoulder camcorder under 7 lbs. (approximately 6.2 lb2), the HPX600PJ is equipped with a newly-developed 2/3 type MOS sensor and records in AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, and DV.

Cannot import Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF footage to FCP 6/7/X for post production? Is there a P2 MXF plug-in or a reliable conversion program that will actually work? If you are looking for a way to make FCP (X) work with Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ MXF files, this post may shed you some lights on this. It introduces a workaround to transcode Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF videos to Apple ProRes MOV for editing in FCP 7/6/X beautifully.

If you have import issues while loading P2 MXF from Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ to FCP (X), we would suggest that you transcode Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ MXF to Apple ProRes MOV, FCP’s favorite editing codec before start. To do format conversion, third party converter software is required. If your concerns are fast conversion speed and lossless quality, we would recommend MXF Video Converter for Mac, which works excellently as a Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF to FCP Converter. In addition to handling P2 MXF files, this converter program is also able to convert AVCHD (.MTS, .M2TS), MKV, MOV, AVI, XDCAM MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S, GXF, VRO, TiVo files and more to almost whatever formats you need in high quality with fast speed.

Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF to FCP (X) – re-encode Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for use in FCP 7/6/X
As we mentioned above, to be able to get FCP (X) to recognize Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF as import, you will need to convert Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF to ProRes previously using MXF Video Converter for Mac. To process P2 MXF to FCP transcoding, follow these steps:

Step 1: Run UFUWare MXF Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF to FCP Converter. 

When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add Video’ to import your source P2 files to the program.

Panasonic P2 DVCPRO MXF video to MOV on Mac

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X or its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.

This Mac P2 MXF to QuickTime 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 request in post production.

Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)

If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Panasonic AG-HPX600PJ P2 MXF footage to ProRes conversion for Final Cut Pro.

Step 5: When the conversion complete, click ‘Open’ to get generated Apple ProRes MOV files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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