How to import Panasonic P2 MXF files into FCP X?

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 Final Cut Pro X to perform further editing, you will find FCP X does not work well with the Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF videos. How to import Panasonic P2 MXF to FCP X for editing? FCP X deals very well with ProRes MOV files, but how to convert these damned Panasonic P2 MXF files to Apple ProRes for FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6?

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 Panasonic P2 MXF  in Final Cut Pro X.

1. Add Panasonic P2 MXF video into Panasonic MXF to FCP Converter.
Download Aovsoft HD Video Converter for Mac, launch the app and load P2 MXF video into the best MXF Video Converter for Mac. You can simply drag and drop files into the converter or click “Add” to browse for your P2 MXF files.


Panasonic MXF Video Converter

2. Choose Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X.
Choose output format for FCP. Click the “Format” option and choose  “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” as output format.

Panasonic MXF to FCP Converter-Apple ProRes

With the default profile, you will keep the original video resolution and audio for editing in FCP X, FCP 7 abd FCP 6.

3. Convert Panasonic P2 MXF for FCP X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Panasonic P2 MXF to FCP Converter will start converting P2 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444.

After the conversion, import the ProRes MOV videos to FCP X and adjust the Project Properties of the video file.


The Panasonic MXF Video Converter 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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