Summary: Learn from this article, you can easily convert and import Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF footage into Avid Media Composer for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite included).
PPanasonic has just announced the AG-HPX250, a camera that can be positioned as the successor to the HPX170 and a compact version of the HPX370. Built using the 1/3″ 3-MOS sensors of the HPX370, the HPX250 records to P2 media in AVC-Intra 100/50, as well as DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. This is the first time that AVC-Intra 100 has been made available in a small form factor, so the ability to record a full 10-bit 4:2:2 I-frame image in a compact, 5.5 pound package makes the HPX250 truly unique.
Have you got one? As many users get HPX250, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Avid Media Composer for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet the importing issues. This article is mainly to solve the Panasonic AG-HPX250 recordings to iMovie importing problems.
In fact, (P2) MXF, a highly compressed format, is not easy for editing in NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 videos to Avid Media Composer for editing without any issue?
In order to edit your Panasonic HPX250 MXF in Avid Media Composer natively, you should transcode P2 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV format, which is best natively supported by AMC. This article will share the easy way to convert Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF videos to DNxHD for Avid MC editing on Mac.
At first, a Professional MXF Converter for Mac is needed. Here you can download and use UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way. This software can deal nearly all kinds of MXF videos, it can convert Panasonic P2 MXF files natively for Avid Media Composer on Mac, that is to convert MXF video to DNXHD codec MOV format, and then you can edit AG-HPX250 P2 MXF files natively in Avid MC 5/5.5/6. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
How to convert Panasonic AG-HPX250 footage into Avid Media Composer
1. You need to download, install and run the smart Panasonic P2 MXF Converter Mac and transfer your Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF recordings to the program from the P2 card.
2. Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format. To convert Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
4. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows100%, you can smoothly copy the converted files to Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.