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How to import and edit Panasonic P2 MXF with Adobe After Effects with natural video/audio?

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can get the workflow for Panasonic P2 and Adobe AE- How to smoothly import and edit P2 MXF files in After Effects.

The Panasonic P2 HD camcorders (AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPM100, AG-HVX200…) offer high image quality and performance for high-end video production. They record HD videos onto P2 cards. But new users may face some frustrating result when editing Panasonic P2 .MXF in After Effects, because the P2 .mxf file format is not fully supported by non-linear editing software including Adobe AE, Adobe PP, iMovie, FCP.
p2 mxf to adobe ae converter
Since MXF videos can not be directly imported to After Effects, to import and edit P2 MXF files in After Effects with ease, you need transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to After Effects supported video format. And we learn that MPEG-2, AVC(MOV) format, are perfectly supported by Adobe AE.

For converting MXF video into editing friendly format, the best recommendation is MXF Converter for Mac, which lets you transcode MXF to MPEG-2, convert MXF to AIC, encode MXF to Apple ProRes, render MXF to DNxHD, and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for MXF users to preview and convert MXF recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Adobe After Effects, iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more other video editing software to do further editing. It naturally support converting MXF recordings shot by a Panasonic P2 camcorders and Canon XF camcorders on Mac OS X(Mavericks included). If you have MXF editing issues on Windows PC, get the MXF Converter for Windows to solve the problem.

How to get P2 .MXF into Adobe After Effects?

Step 1: Install the P2 MXF Converter for Mac, load your P2 MXF files into the program.
transcode p2 mxf to mpg
Note: As you see, you should find the MXF video from one MXF whole structure folder, here I take my P2-dvcpro25 as an example: double click the P2-dvcpro25> CONTENTS> VIDEO, and then you can find the MXF file.

Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for After Effects. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPEG format.
mxf to after effects
Step 3: Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Panasonic P2 MXF to MPEG-2 on Mac OS X (Mavericks) for After Effects CS5/CS6/CC.

Some more helpful features of the P2 MXF to After Effects Converter:
1. You can join multiple P2 MXF files by checking the “Merge into one” box.
2. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
3. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, watermark, set effects, add subtitles, etc.

After converting Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra MXF files, just import the output files to After Effects for editing. Optimize your workflow and save time with the P2 MXF conversion for Adobe AE.

July 28, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Adobe After EffectsMXF Video Converter for MacMXF Video Converter for Windows Tagged with:
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