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How to Convert/Merge/Edit Panasonic MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie 6/8/9/11 ?

Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2, like AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX2000, AG-3DP1, AG-HPX500 series, AG-HPX370 series, AG-HPX250, AG-HVX170 etc. produced mutually incompatible files due to opaque subformat options obscured behind the MXF file extension. Thus, for Mac users with P2 HD camcorder, they often encounter the importing problem while transferring the footage from the P2 cards to iMovie. On iMovie Supported Cameras Page, Apple provides pop-up menus for user to find camera devices that are compatible with iMovie’11, but it’s a pity to see that nearly all professional camcorders shooting footage in MXF format are not included in the qualified list, such as Canon XF series camcorders and Panasonic P2 card camcorders. That’s why there are always users asking questions about how to import MXF/P2 MXF into iMovie for further editing. And this troubles many people because MXF is not supported by many video editing tools on Mac, and iMovie is included. With a camcorder, you can catch interesting clips in your life, and usually, you need to cut and edit the video clips. What would you do to manage to edit them? Maybe you hope to directly edit MXF with iMovie, but it is said above that MXF videos can not be directly imported to iMovie. So, what is the best solution for importing MXF to iMovie for editing?
.To make it easier for editing Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on iMovie 6/8/9/11, you can use P2 MXF Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Panasonic AG-HPX371 MXF Converter. It can not only convert Panasonic  P2 MXF .mxf videos to AIC MOV for iMovie, but also make iteasy for merge videos.
Below is the simple step-by-step guide for camcorder and camera users about how to keep and maintain 1080/50 mbps or 100 mbps from Panasonic MXF Camcoders to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV or HD MOV for iMovie 6/8/9/11 on iMac/MacBook Pro/MacBook Air with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.
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Step 1. Add Panasonic P2 MXF videos to P2 MXF Converter for Mac.
Connect your MXF Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Run MXF Converter for Mac as the best Mac P2 MXF to iMovie Converter and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos. This Panasonic P2 MXF Video Convetrer can convert Panasonic AVC-Intra 50/100 mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with iMovie 6/8/9/11 on Mac.
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Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple Intermediate Code AIC for iMovie 6/8/9/11.
Click the “Format” option and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) as output format with high quality for iMovie 6/8/9/11. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size. You also can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov).
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Step3. Merge Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Mac Panasonic P2 MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie 6/8/9/11.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF videos to AIC MOV, and joining the P2 MXF files for editing in iMovie 6/8/9/11.
After converting and merging the Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra MXF files, just import the output Apple Intermediate Codec .mov files to iMovie 6, iMovie 8, iMovie 9, or iMovie 11 for editing and the video .Optimize your workflow and save time with the AIC compression for iMovie 6/8/9/11. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.
Tips:
If you would like to edit Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra 50/100 MXF with FCE/FCP, Avid, etc, you can convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Mac itself bring format like Apple ProRes 422, DV PAL/NTSC, DVCPRO NTSC/PAL, DVCPRO50 PAL/NTSC (*.MOV) for FCE and FCP, or transcode Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF to Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid on Mac.

August 1, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to iMovieMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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