Summary: Facing issues when importing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF media files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing? The easy workaround is to convert P2 MXF to ProRes codec with a professional P2 MXF converter Mac. Below is how.
Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 is on the top of the P2 cameras line, offering high image quality and performance for high-end video production, incorporating a 2.2 megapixel, 2/3, type CCD image sensor (3CCD) and the latest AVC-Intra Codec for broadcasting (compatible with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) at 1080 in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i and 60i, and in SD (480i/586i) in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. But so many users are facing some frustrating result when importing Panasonic P2 footage into FCP. The basic reason is that MXF is not a fully supported format by Final Cut Pro.
To make it easier for editing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 AVC-Intra MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you’d better to transcode Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes first, as it is the best codec for Final Cut Pro editing. Below is the simple step-by-step guide for P2 camcorder users: using Brorsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. Download it and get the full guide below to have a smooth editing with the AJ-HPX3100 footage in FCP.
Full Guide: Encode P2 Card MXF footage from Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 to ProRes 422
Step 1: Transfer P2 AVC-Intra .mxf files to Hard drive
Connect your AVC-Intra MXF Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the P2 AVC-Intra .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2: Add MXF files to this top P2 MXF to ProRes Converter
Launch Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load .mxf videos for converting.
Step 3: Choose Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X
Tap on “Format”> Final Cut Pro, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(LT), etc are all the proper choice for you. Note: If you are a FCP 6 or former version user, you only can choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ as the output format.
Tip: You can click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps(25 fps for original 50i files) video frame rate is recommended.
Step 4: Convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP
Click the "Convert" button and the Mac MXF Video converter would start transcoding Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 AVC-Intra MXF videos to Apple ProRes 422 MOV on Mac OS X immediately.
After conversion, tap "Open" icon in the main interface to locate result video. Launch FCP 6/7 or FCP X, and go to "File > Import > Files…" to import converted P2 footage to FCP project with easy editing.
P.S. You can learn more Panasonic P2 MXF files importing and editing tips on Mac and Windows from Brorsoft MXF Colum.
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Nikon, in their infinite wisdom, decided .mov is the standart for DSLR video. Do you have some DSLR camcorders from Nikon like D800, D5100 or the Nikon 1 series like Nikon 1 V2? With these camcorders, it's great for us to take photos and record videos when we travel.
While, as mentioned above, Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 support full HD 1080p videos recording, and recorded video format is MOV with H.264 codec. Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 video format is good to record videos but is not easy to use in editing software, like Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac or Windows. Premiere Pro CS6 supported best video format is MPEG-2, so it's a good choice to convert Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 1080p MOV to MPG before importing Nikon MOV into Premiere Pro CS6.
If you're getting caught by the editing issues of Nikon MOV footage, I definitely recommend you a solution- converting the H.264 MOV files to MPEG-2 with Brorsoft Video Converter Mac. Why choose this video converter for Mac users? Basically, it does a good job in converting H.264 .mov files to MPEG-2 formats for Adobe Premiere CS6 editing in sync and not loose quality. And it allows you to join the Nikon Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 clips together, and add audio track to the video as background music if you want. Does it convert MOV to .mpg fast? I should say it's much faster than some other tools like Handbrake. If you are Windows users, please get the equivalent Windows version Brorsoft Video Converter. Download and you can follow the steps below.
Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage to Nikon MOV Converter
Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 camcorder to computer via USB cable. Run Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac MOV converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Set MPG as output format for editing
Hit the "Format" bar and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu.
Step 3. Adjust video, audio settings to optimize output file quality
Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To maintain original HD quality, you may set "original" in the fields of "Size", "Bitrate" and "Frame rate". To downsize the Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 .mov files, just set a smaller bitrate.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start conversion
After these steps above, click convert button to start converting Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 1080p MOV to MEPG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion included) with best quality, and then you can edit Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 in Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac as you want with no codec problems.
Additional features of this Mac Nikon MOV to Premiere Pro converter:
1. Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check ‘Merge into one' box beside ‘Settings' button.
2. Deinterlace- click ‘Editor', switch to ‘Effect' tab, find ‘Deinterlacing' box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.
3. Thumbnail- click ‘Snapshoot' button when previewing the video. Click ‘Option' to set the image format of screenshots.
4. Trim a section of the movie- click ‘Editor', switch to ‘Trim' tab, and input time point in start and end box.
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AVCHD (MTS) is basically a container format for MPEG4-AVC video and AC-3 Audio. It's commonly found on modern camcorders. I have pulled files off a Sony Camcorder (I forget which model), which records in 1080i@50Hz. I just want to transfer the MTS videos to my new Galaxy Note 8.0, but it seems a bit complex, due to the MTS format is a friendly format for Android devices. (If you wanna know the Android file format, click here.) Actually, to get the work donw, I just need a professional MTS to MP4 Converter to fast convert MTS to MP4 with HD quality. If you have the similar intention to convert and add MTS video to your media devices, just follow the tutorial below.
First, I’d like to recommend you an easy-to-use video app Brorsoft MTS to MP4 Converter. The easy-to-use but powerful tool will help you to convert mts to mp4 in an easy way, with its help you just need several simple clicks to transcode mts to mp4 video, and you also can do some special actions like trim mts video, crop your mts file or add some effects on your mts video. And with the best MTS to MP4 encoder, you also can change mts to other different format videos like mts to avi, mts to mov, mts to wmv, mts to mpg, mts to flv, etc for playback on kinds of Android as well as iOS, Windows 8 tablets and phones.
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How to convert mts file to mp4 video?
Step 1: Load mts video files
Free download, install and run MTS to MP4 Converter, click "Add" button to add .mts files into the program. You can merge some MTS clips by clicking the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2. Select MP4 as output format
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Step 3: Start converting MTS to MP4
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I have recorded many HD footages from Panasonic LX7 camera that in AVCHD video format, now I would like to import these projects to Avid media composer 5.5 for editing. What I want is to edit AVCHD files natively in AMC on my Macbook, but I found the Avid MC can’t handle the 1080 60p files smoothly. Fortunately, I’ve worked out a solution to natively editing Panasonic LX7 MTS in Avid Media Composer. If you have a Panasonic LX7 camera and meet the similar trouble, get the workaround here.
Now the latest Avid MC is version 6, though it added many new features, it still can’t support Panasonic 1080 60p/50p AVCHD footages well. When importing 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to Avid MC, you will encounter importing and editing problems from time to time. In order to edit your Panasonic LX7 AVCHD in Avid natively, you should transcode Lx7 AVCHD MTS files to DNxHD MOV, which is best natively supported by Avid.
Brorsoft’s MTS Converter for Mac is the best tool to help you finish the MTS to Avid conversion task. I have used this tool to rewrap LX7 MTS files to AMC 5.5 natively format DNxHD MOV on Mac. In fact, this software can deal nearly all kinds of Sony and Panasonic AVCHD AVCHD videos and can convert to ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier and more Non-linear editing software. If you are on Windows PC, please get the AVCHD MTS Converter. Download the tool, and take a look at the brief guide below.
1. Run the professional AVCHD to Avid DNxHD Converter for Mac Click "Add" to load Panasonic LX7 AVCHD video files or directly drag the files into file list.
2. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. For natively editing in Avid, you are recommended to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the best profile for native editing Panasonic LX7 AVCHD in Avid Media Composer.
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 AVCHD MTS to Avid MC DNxHD codec for native editing in Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6 on Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can import and edit Panasonic LX7 footages in Avid Media Composer easily and should be no incompatible issue.
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