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How to bring/import/convert P2 MXF files from HPX3100 into Avid Media Composer?

The Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 is an HD camcorder which features three 2/3-inch high-density 2.2 million pixel CCDs. It can acquire full-raster 1920×1080 resolution imaging with a 4:2:2 10-bit sampling using the AVC-Intra. It can record HD in AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD at 1080 in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i and 60i; and 480i/586i SD in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. This slim-line 2/3″ camera comes with several features including 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra, wireless metadata input and high-quality proxy recording.

“The camera I am using is a Panasonic AJ-HPX3100. The output file is packaged in MXF. I’m wondering whether there’s a detailed step by step instruction on how to import these files so that they can be read by the Avid Media Composer?”

P2 recorded files are really excellent among the high-end cameras; however the problems comes when you want to play Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF footages on Mac or edit Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF in traditional nonlinear editing programs such as Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer,Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie and so on. FCP X may support some Panasonic camcorders but Avid Media Composer not. In this case, you will need to get a easy-to-use Mac Panasonic MXF Converter to help Avid work with P2 MXF footages.

I found a powerful and professional MXF to Avid Converter for Mac which is able to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD P2 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV in a few clicks. You can follow this link to order a license directly, or free download a trial version.

Note: Click here to Panasonic MXF Converter windows version if you are running Windows OS.

Now get this Panasonic P2 MXF to Avid Converter installed, and follow this guide to get your MXF footage work with Avid Media Composer smoothly.

How to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer 6.5/6/5 on Mac?
Step 1. Connect your Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 Camcorder to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MXF files to Apple hard drive disk; do not forget to keep your camcorder on.
p2 mxf
Step 2. Load MXF clips to Mac MXF to Avid Converter.
After download, Run this Panasonic MXF to Avid Converter for Mac, click the “Add Files” button to load individuals mxf videos; or click “Add video” to load the entire folder.
import mxf
Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format.
Click the “Profile” option, you will find various video formats sorted by different programs/devices. For Avid Media Composer, it should be Avid Media Composer >Avid DNxHD (*.mov).
With the “merge” box, you can lossless merge your Panasonic MXF footages in a few clicks.
convert mxf to avid
Step 4. Click the “Converter” button, start converting Panasonic HPX3100 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video. Click Browse to locate them directly. Then you can directly to import converted footage to Avid Media Composer.

Tips:
1. Refer to here to get more step-by-step guide of how to work with Panasonic footages and MXF videos on mac.
2. This Mac MXF Converter could also convert mxf footages to various format for Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer,Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie.

November 29, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Avid Media ComposerMXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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