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[Bug report] Final Cut Pro: Panasonic P2 MXF Importing Issues, MXF to Apple ProRes Codec

The AG-HPX500 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder delivers a unique combination of high-end features never offered in a camcorder in this genre, including production-quality 2/3" progressive 3-CCDs, DVCPRO HD quality, multi HD and SD formats, variable frame rates, and four independent audio channels. In addition, the HPX500 offers the outstanding benefits of P2 solid state recording including ultra-fast IT workflow and no-moving-parts reliability, which makes the camera ideal for use in harsh environments.

The Panasonic AG-HPX500 as the previous P2 camcorders, Records videos in 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p; in 720/60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p; and in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.

As a professional camcorder, there is no doubt that Panasonic AG-HPX500 camcorder can capture the superb videos and photos for the users. That’s the reason why it is hot on market.

However, the users may not so familiar with the video format that Panasonic AG-HPX500 recorded. They will meet the error problem while importing the [B]P2 MXF to FCP[/B]. In a word, it is hardly for Final Cut Pro to recognize and support AVC-Intra MXF videos owing to the different codec and high rate compression.

[I]“Recently, I bought a Panasonic AG-HPX500 camcorder. I am satisfied with the video effect that brought to me. But when I tried to edit these videos in FCP 7. An error window pops up. What’s wrong? Does FCP 7 support Panasonic AG-HPX500 MXF videos?”[/I]

To [B]edit the Panasonic AG-HPX500 MXF in FCP[/B] smoothly, you can download [B]UFUWare MXF Converter for Mac[/B] to help you finish the work. This kind of professional converter is specially designed to convert MXF videos for editing and playing.

[B]Guide: How to Convert Panasonic AG-HPX500 MXF files to Apple ProRes for FCP editing[/B]

[B]Step 1: Load MXF files[/B]

Run the [B]UFUWare Mac MXF Converter[/B] to click "Add" button to load your original MXF videos from Panasonic AG-HPX500.



[B]Step 2: Set the proper output format.[/B]

For FCP editing smoothly, choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" as the output format.



[B]Tip:[/B]

You can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos).

[B]Step 3: Start Conversion[/B]

Click “Convert” button on the main interface to start [B]transcoding Panasonic AG-HPX500 MXF to ProRes[/B] for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.

The conversion will be finished soon. Once it is finished, you can click “Open” on the main interface to find the Apple ProRes MOV videos for FCP for further editing without problem.

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Avid MXF to Final Cut Pro Workflow - the easy way!

Can't work MXF files from Avid in Final Cut Pro perfectly? A easy way to transcode Avid MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 for using in FCP without rendering and waiting. Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac support transcode all MXF files to ProRes on Mac (10.10 Yosemite and Mavericks 10.9 included). Below is how.

"Question 1: I have AVID MXF files that I would like to import into FCP. Any ideas other than spending $400. for the MXF Import program. I tried the Sony EX Transfer software but that wouldn't do it. I don't have access to an AVID to export quicktimes." - From Avid forum

"Question 2: The mxf files generated by Avid were not able to be read by Final Cut Pro. I just spend an hour or so trying to import some Avid MXF files after installing the new Calibrated MXF demo, but I couldn't get anywhere. I notice that they say they can only open Avid v3.1 mxf files. I guess that's my problem, some of my mxf files are older. Any plans to add broader Avid support?" - From Avid forum



As you see, many folks are talking about how to import Avid MXF files into Final Cut Pro for editing natively. The thing is, even the lastest FCP X does not work with the Avid MXF codec. MXF is used natively by Avid applications to store video and audio "essence" with associated metadata. It has also become the preferred file format for interchange of media files between Avid solutions and products developed by other vendors. Well, the original MXF files is from Avid, to ingest Avid Media Composer generated MXF media-container to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode Avid MXF footage to ProRes MOV format, which is natively supported by FCP. Along with some help from a professional Avid MXF to FCP Converter. It can be done.

To help those who wanna edit Avid MXF files in Final Cut ProX/7/6, here I share with you a simple guide to transcode Avid MXF to Apple Prores for getting into Final Cut Pro 7/X on Mac for further high quality and high performance editing.

Downloading the App - Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to ProRes Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert MXF files from Avid to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac FCP 6/7/X editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. It will make you FCP editing workflow with Avid MXF files smoothly and everything becomes easy. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to achieve your goal smoothly.

[size="3"]Guide - Transcode Avid MXF to MOV ProRes for FCP 6/7/X editing smoothly on Mac

Step 1. Free download and run the best Mac Avid MXF to FCP Converter for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, add MXF videos to the program.



Step 2. Select output profile. If you want to edit Avid MXF file in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov).



Tips:
1. For editing in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov). (Learn more>>)

2. If you would like to export Apple ProRes with multiple audio tracks kept, you may change to Pavtube iMixMXF program. (Tutorial)

Step 3. Click Convert" button to start transcoding Avid MXF files to ProRes MOV for using in Final Cut Pro.



If you have a large number of MXF clips to do conversion, and do not want to sit in front of the computer waiting around for the entire conversion process, you can tick off "Shut down computer after conversion".

Once the Avid MXF files to ProRes 422 MOV Conversion is done, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video ProRes mov files. Now you can launch FCP 6 or 7 and click "File>Import>Files" to easily import your footages to FCP under Mac without rendering and waiting.

Note: For FCP X Users, please click here.



Some more helpful features of the batch Avid MXF to MOV Converter for Mac:

1. If you intend to combine multiple MXF clips into one file, simply check "Merge into one file" box.

2. Settings- click to set video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

3. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

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Source: http://pc-mac-compatibility-issues.blogspot.sg/2013/05/Native-Avid-MXF-Editing-in-Final-Cut-Pro-6-7-and-X.html

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From this article, you can learn how to rip and convert DVD to Windows Media Player supported WMV video format and import to WMP for organizing, playing or sharing.

Windows Media Player(WMP) is a built-in player of Windows operating system, which means Every Windows computer has a WMP. As a popular video player, WMP supports playing default video format including WMV, AVI, WMA, etc. Obviously, DVD is not in the supported list. So if you've got some awesome DVDs and want to add/import to Windows Media Player for enjoying, all you need is a DVD ripper to rip DVD to Windows Media Player most compatible WMV format first.



Here Pavtube DVDAid is deserved recommending to you for its almighty DVD conversion function. This DVD to Windows Media Player converter has the capacity to convert DVD to video file supported by Windows Media Player with the least amount of quality loss. Or if you would like to edit DVD so that you can make your own personalized DVDs for sharing with friends without mentioning playing in different devices, this converter can also solve your problem. Surprisingly it adds H.265/HEVC as output video format in order to satisfy users who ask for high video quality. Mac verson is here. The step-by-step instruction is coming.

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Rip DVD to Windows Media Player supported video format

Step 1. Install and run this best DVD to Windows Media Player Converter. Click load disc button to import the DVD movie files to the program.



Step 2. Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose WMV HD(*.wmv). Or you can rip your DVD for uploading to iTunes, Windows Media Center and even Wireless Plus and playback on other mobile devices.



3. Finally click the "Convert" button to begin ripping DVD to Windows Media Player accepted WMV format. After encoding process has finished successfully, go into the destination directory and drop the converted files into Windows Media Player. Once all this is done, your videos will be ready to open and play with Windows Media Player on Windows. Just enjoy.

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Source: http://formatplayable.jimdo.com/2015/02/06/play-dvd-in-windows-media-player/

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