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Editing Panasonic HVX200 1080P P2 MXF files in Avid Media Composer

February 21, 2017

Come and Read this article to get the best tool and method to edit Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF files in Avid Media Composer.

My friend Jane told me that with Avid, editing footage captured with the Panasonic HVX200 camera is fast and easy. Avid’s system uses the same native file format as Panasonic P2 memory cards, so there’s no need for any transcode, capture or file conversion process at all. You can edit directly and immediately from the P2 cards if you like or have Avid Media Composer create a rapid backup of your files. However, the fact is , i can't import panasonic HVX200 1080 video into avid, Why?

"I recorded from panasonic HVX200 a 1080i 25P signal. I have been told by panasonic this is progressive footage, however to import in avid we need to have an interlace project. How do we output progressive footage out of avid from this interlace project? Is the footage actually progressive or interlaced? Do we just output as normal and the footage will come out progressive? "

Okay, Although Avid claims that Media Composer support MXF importing. However, when importing and editing MXF videos from Canon/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM in Avid Media Composer, users always encounter video and audio problems, as .mxf format is efficient, but simply isn't engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks.

Well, Avid DNxHD format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. So, before transferring Panasonic HVX200 P2 MXF files to Avid Media Composer, you'd better first convert MXF to DNxHD MOV, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Avid MC.

Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is just one of the best Avid MXF Converter for you to transcode MXF files for Avid smooth editing on Mac (macOS Sierra included).

With it, you can effortlessly transcode MXF to edit in Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more without problems. It works well and converts flawlessly. If you are running a Windows PC, please turn to MXF Converter. This guide below displays how to do this.

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Import Panasonic HVX200 P2 MXF Files to Avid Media Composer 8/8.5 for Editing on Mac

1. Add PA AG-HVX200 P2 MXF footage to the Canon MXF Converter.
Run the top-rated P2 MXF Converter for Mac. Click "Add" to load the source Panasonic HVX200 P2 MXF files. When the P2 MXF files are loaded to the MXF Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window.



2. Set Avid DNxHD MOV as output format.
Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)".



3. Adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.
Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.



4: Start converting Panasonic P2 MXF to Avid MC

Click "Convert" button and the Panasonic HVX200 P2 MXF files will be converted to Avid DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for edit in Avid Media Composer 8.5/8 perfectly.

Additional Tips:

This versatile MXF Video Converter for Mac program not only can change P2 MXF to Avid MC format, but also supports converting P2 MXF to iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs.



If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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