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Convert/Import MXF from P2 cards to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X Editing

Camcorders use SD card to store footages. That’s totally because the tinny stuff could store great mount of information. Generally speaking, CF cards are more popular in family camcorders and Panasonic P2 cards are now used widely by most professional video-makers. P2 cards stores footages in MXF format, which is the main video format in professional video and audio area. Maybe it’s a little strange for most camcorder users, but actually, if you can handle the files stored in, nothing will be a problem.

For most video fans, their favorite is to edit the videos and share to YouTube or other websites. And sometimes they just share the videos with families or friends instead of uploading to the web. No matter where to share, the basic tool needed is a Video Editor, which will help to get better video effects. And the common but powerful video editors included iMovie, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro, iDVD and so on. As now Mac is owned by most families, video editors designed by Apple have been much more acceptable.

Final Cut Pro X was issued in June 2011. And it has replaced Final Cut Express since then. Apple has announced its functions as: Revolutionary video editing, Powerful media organization and Incredible performance. This software, actually, is a little difficult to manage totally. But for most people, getting to know how to edit the videos is enough. Just like me: I can only do basic edit to my videos, but the effects are really great. After that, I usually share the videos to YouTube.

The only problem for Final Cut Pro X and P2-card-user is the video format. You know, Panasonic P2 card stores videos in MXF format. But to FCP X, Apple ProRes 422 is the best format to read. If not, FCP X will refuse reading the files or spending much time on the process of Rendering. And the simple solution is to Convert the format from MXF to Apple ProRes 422. Here comes the most powerful video conversion tool, which is MXF Converter for Mac.

This software can deal with MXF files perfectly. It supports basic edit for the files, such as merge, split or trim. Of course, its main function is to transcode the P2 MXF files to other video formats, such as MOV, Mp4, Apple InterMediate Codec, AVI, Apple ProRes and so on. And the following pictures will show how it works.

Step 1: Load original MXF videos to MXF converter for Mac
You can put all MXF files in one folder and load them into MXF Converter for Mac by clicking “add files”.

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) for converting MXF videos to MOV with Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Studio. The output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

Step 3: Merge MXF files
Check all the files and then click “Merge”, and MXF converter for Mac will join and combine the MXF video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4: Set audio frame rates at original
You can set audio frame rate and audio bitrate as high quality to keep high audio and video quality of output MXF to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for FCP X for post-production in FCP X. Besides, you can also set profiles according to specific needs.

Step 5. Convert MXF to ProRes 422 HQ for FCP X
Click the convert button, the MXF converter for Mac starts convert and merge MXF to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro X. You can also put merged MXF files in iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, FCE, etc for editing on Mac.

Don’t worry about quality of the new videos output. If you have ever tested this software or compared with other converters, you will find that P2 MXF to ProRes Converter for Mac supply high quality for new videos, even the same as your original ones. And the process costs much shorter time than any other such converter. In another word: MXF Converter for Mac will run in fast speed, and in high quality.

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December 24, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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