Designed as a professional camcorder, the Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 is produced to provide higher image quality with the exceptional reliability and faster workflow of solid-state P2 HD. Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 shots video footages in MXF format which is a new video format encode by HD video codec. Most times, it makes no difference with other camcorders that shots videos in AVCHD format.
But for professional camcorder users, it is not convenient for them to edit 1080p MXF recordings on FCP. As is known to all, FCP is the most popular and the greatest video editing tool on Mac. That is to say, MXF footages are not compatible with FCP-we can not import MXF files to FCP for editing.
How can we do the editing if we only have Final Cut Pro and Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 MXF footages? That is so easy. Just convert Panasonic MXF footages to FCP editing. And what’s more, Apple ProRes 422 is the most compatible video format for editing on FCP. So, you just need to find a Mac MXF to FCP converter to transcode AJ-HPX3700 MXF videos to ProRes on Mac.
Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac may be helpful. It allows you import MXF footages from Panasonic P2 camcorders and convert them to ProRes videos with best quality. So, it is also called Panasonic P2 MXF Mac video converter.
To convert MXF to ProRes for FCP editing, you need copy your MXF files to your Mac hard drive and then do below steps to finish the conversion in a short time.
Step 1: Add MXF video files to the program
Free download, install and run Panasonic MXF to ProRes Mac converter, then click "Add Video" button to select your MXF files that need to be converted from the "file type" list in the pop-up window.
Step 2: Click on “Format” bar set an Apple ProRes format. You are advised to choose “Final Cut Pro” >> “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.
Step 3: Start to convert Panasonic MXF footages to FCP editing.
When you get ready to convert the added mxf videos on Mac, Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. The conversion processes will transcode MXF to ProRes MOV videos to be compatible with FCP editing.
Step 4: Import Apple ProRes MOV videos to FCP for editing. At the end just import the converted MXF videos to FCP directly. The importing process would be time-saving without any rendering.
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