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[Off Topic] Import/Load Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF Files to Sony Vegas

When you back up footage shot on a P2 card on Panasonic’s DVCPRO to your PC, everything else from the card backed up fine except all these MXF files. If you are using Sony Vegas Pro to perform further editing, you will find Sony Vegas Pro does not work well with the Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF videos. How to import Panasonic P2 MXF to Sony Vegas for editing? Sony Vegas deals very well with WMV files, but how to convert these damned [B]P2 MXF files to WMV for Sony Vegas[/B]?

If you have any problem like not import mxf, the video is squeezed or without the right aspect ratio, you may follow the guide below about how to convert and import P2 MXF to WMV/MOV/MPG in Sony Vegas.

[B]1. Add Panasonic DVCPRO MXF videos to DVCPRO P2 MXF Video Converter.[/B]

Download P2 MXF Video Converter, launch the app and load MXF files into the program. You can simply drag and drop files into the converter or click “Add” to browse for your MXF files.

[B]2.Choose WMV/MPG/MOV for Sony Vegas.[/B]

Choose output format for Sony Vegas. Click the “Format” option and choose[B] Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > WMV(VC-1)(*.wmv)[/B] or MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format. If you look for a HD output, you can follow “Format” > “HD Video” and choose the HD format you prefer. Have a try with H.264 HD Video (*.mp4), and you will be impressed by its output quality.

With the default profile, you will keep the original video resolution and audio for editing in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD.


[B]3. Merge Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF files. (Optional)

[/B]Join P2 MXF files and convert. The function of joining/merging multiple MXF files together into one single file. It’s indeed very useful function when you have plenty of MXF clips that needed to be combined to edit in Sony Vegas. If you want to join your imported files together, you only need to select all files and Click Merge. After that, you can start the P2 MXF to Sony Vegas (*.WMV) now.

[B]Step 4. Convert Panasonic P2 MXF for Sony Vegas.

[/B]Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Panasonic P2 MXF Video Converter will start converting WMV for Sony Vegas.

After the conversion, import the wmv videos to Sony Vegas and adjust the Project Properties of the video file.


1. If you are using other non-linear editing software instead of Sony Vegas Pro, you may also use the [B]Panasonic P2 MXF Video converter[/B] to make the P2 MXF videos compatible with Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, etc.

2. The [B]P2 MXF Converter[/B] supports all Panasoinc DVCPRO camcorders like Panasonic AJ-HPM100, Panasonic AJ-HPM200, Panasonic AG-HPX250, Panasonic AG-HPX370, Panasonic AG-HVX200, Panasonic AG-HPX170, Panasonic AG-HPX500, Panasonic AG-HPX300, Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 (VariCam 3700), Panasonic AJ-HPX3000, Panasonic AJ-HPX2000, Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 Camcorder (VariCam 2700),etc.

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