Summary: Have you used Panasonic AJ-PX380 camcorder and recorded some MXF files? Do you want to import MXF videos from Panasonic AJ-PX380 to FCP X and edit with natively supported Apple ProRes 422 codec on Mac? Come here to find out more about the features and specifications of Panasonic’s AJ-PX380 4K camcorder, to make it easier for editing Panasonic AJ-PX380 P2 multi audio channels MXF videos with Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac OS X. .
The Panasonic AJ-PX380, expected to release in September 2015, will record in AVC-LongG to output on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. The camera will capture at different AVC-LongG bit rates – AVC-LongG50/25 keeps 10 bit, 4:2:2 quality at bit rates of approximately 50/25 Mbps, and the more economical AVC-LongG12 is optimized for wireless field workflows.
After got the Panasonic AJ-PX380 camcorder, many users don’t know the way how to import Panasonic AJ-PX380 recorded MXF to FCP and edit natively. MXF is a special video format and it is often adapted by advanced camcorders, such as Panasonic 4K camcorder, Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Canon XF series camcorders, etc. This MXF video format is not well supported by editing programs, so you can’t import Panasonic AJ-PX380 AVC Intra MXF to FCP for editing directly. If you need to edit Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF in FCP flawlessly, you’d better convert Panasonic AJ-PX380 MXF to FCP well-acknowledged video format.
Well, UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac (review) is highly recommended here to help you achieve your goal. It’s an easy-to-use yet professional (P2) MXF converter, player and editor. The program is capable of converting PX380 MXF to Apple ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems, including Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie and more.
How to convert Panasonic AJ-PX380 P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro?
Step 1: Install and launch this P2 MXF Converter Mac on your computer. Transfer your MXF footages from Panasonic AJ-PX380 to the converter.
1. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have download and installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs manually, or you may get files with sound only without video.
2. When import MXF videos to the MXF Converter, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder’s P2 card. If you only have some loose .MXF clips, your files will have image only without audio.
3. If you wanna merge several P2 MXF videos into one file, just select all files and click Merge.
Step 2: Select output format
Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format.
Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 3: Start Panasonic AJ-PX380 P2 MXF to FCP conversion
Tap Convert button to start transcoding AJ-PX380 P2 MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. Now you can edit MXF clips from Panasonic AJ-PX380 in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without any problem.