Summary: Want to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF files to iMovie or Final Cut Express? First you need to encode Panasonic AG-HPX250 MXF footage to Apple Intermediate codec.
The AG-HPX250 Memory Card Camera Recorder is a handheld model for Panasonic’s broadcasting and professional P2HD Series. Panasonic AG-HPX250 saves the high quality MXF files onto the P2 memory card. It records 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame video in AVC-Intra, which is boasted to be the most advanced compression technology. As MXF is not compatible with is not well supported by iMovie or Final Cut Express, you will encounter importing and editing problems.
Then how to import Panasonic AG-HPX250 videos to iMovie, FCE for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. As far as I know, Apple Intermediate codec (*.mov) is the best format for iMovie and Final Cut Express.
Here you can download and apply UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way. This Panasonic P2 MXF Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF transcoding on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite included). It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.
Steps: Transcode Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing
1.Download UFUSoft MXF converter for Mac. It’s the best Panasonic MXF Converter for Mac, an user-friendly software can help you convert Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to rich formats, such as Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD, or MP4, AVI, MKV, etc, then you can make MXF files compatible with iMovie, FCE, FCP 6/7, FCP X, Avid Media Composer and so on.
2.Install and launch, and import Panasonic P2 AG-HPX250 MXF videos to the MXF converter for Mac.
3.Click format bar to choose the best video format for output. You are recommended to choose iMovie/Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) for native iMovie or Final Cut Express editing.
4.You can click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
5.Edit function is easy and useful, you can trim, crop, or add watermark to the video.
6.Click convert button to start converting Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie or Final Cut Express on Mac.
All folders and single files are supported, after conversion you can import converted MOV files to iMovie or Final Cut Express without rendering, it can deal with all the MXF files, such as Panasonic P2 series, Canon XF series, Sony XDCAM series, etc.