Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rewrap P2 MXF to MOV-Import Panasonic AVC-Intra P2 MXF to Avid Media Composer

This article shows you the best way to convert Panasonic recorded P2 MXF files to MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer.
As we know, P2 media is recorded in MXF format, it offers a variety of formats to choose from (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, and AVC-Intra 50 and AVC-Intra 100), differing in bit depth (8 or 10 bits), scanning mode (Progressive or Interlaced) and also frame rate. The Panasonic's 10-bit AVC-Intra codecs (AVC-Intra 50 and AVC-Intra 100) are very demanding on your computer's processor.The AVC-intra codec is a very processor heavy codec. It's possible the computer doesn't have enough horse power to play the clips.

I would like to edit the recorded P2.mxf video on iMac with Avid Media Composer, which is a professinal and popular editor works on Mac. While looking for solutions to import Panasonic P2 MXF to Avid Media Composeron iMac, I downloaded and tried several converters. Only Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF Converter for Mac from Pavtube works for me. I like the batch processing and joining of multiple mxf videos into one file. The editing feature to trim the recorded videos is great, as I can control the content for conversion.

For guys who may find it difficult to import and edit Panasonic AVC-Intra P2 MXF files on Mac, here is the fast guide to merge and convert Panasonic MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer. The DNxHD files it output works great in our Media Composer, hope it helps you too.

1. Load P2 AVC-Intra 50/100 MXF videos into Pavtube MXF to Avid Converter for Mac via clicking "Add video" icon.

2. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. For natively editing in Avid, you are recommended to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid Media Composer native editing.

3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click "Settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. Click "Convert" to start to convert Panasonic P2 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD codec for native editing.

For some Mac users, with P2 MXF Converter for Mac, editing the P2 AVC Intra MXF videos in Avid Media Composer is very easy and you will have no problem with MXF and Avid importing and A/V syncing.

Read more MXF editing solutions and how to import Panasonic P2 files.

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