FCP X support Panasonic P2 file or not ? Wrap P2 HD MXF into MOV files

Summary: Does FCP X support Panasonic P2 file or not? This article helps you wrap P2 HD MXF into MOV files without log and transfer.

Q1: I have trying to import Panasonic P2 files but i'm unable to do that. They are OP-atom(recording format with containing folders from P2 Cam, 2). I want to import these P2 MXf files to the FCP X timeline unfortunately FCP X is not importing.

Q2: I have some Panasonic P-2 MXF files where I dragged over the card contents (with the correct file structure and LAST CLIP file). I need to transcode P-2 MXF file to MOV.

A: FCPX says they have native support for MXF files, but sometime you may still fail to import some MXF or P2 MXF files into it. So you need to convert or rewrap MXF to ProRes MOV or QuickTime MOV.

Here ProRes MOV is recommended for ProRes is the native codec. What's more, Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac can preserve audio tracks when you transcoding P2 MXF to ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444. For instance, if you have Panasonic VX200 shoot 4 tracks of audio and you must keep those audio discrete, the P2 MXF to ProRes MOV conversion will maintaining original audio tracks in P2 MXF

Below is 4-steps to convert P2 card HD MXF to ProRes MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

Free download P2 HD MXF Video Converter


Step 1: Ingest MXFfootage to the Program

Click "add folder" or "Add Video" to load the entire MXF whole structure folder to avoid of missing audio caused by metadata loss. And it's better to preview the raw MXF files in the preview window to avoid of no audio in output MOV.

If you want to merge MXF files, just need to check the "Merge into one" box.


Step 2: Select ProRes 422 as export format for FCP X


Step 3: Set proper frame rate for output ProRes 422 HQ MOV

You can set audio frame rate at 29.97 and audio bitrate as high quality to keep high audio and video quality of exported P2 MXF to ProRes 422 HQ MOV at 29.97 frame rate for FCP X for post-production in FCP X. Besides, you can also set profiles according to specific needs.

Step 4: Convert MXF to Pro Res MOV

Click "Conversion" icon to transcode MXF to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for FCP X at high speed. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily. Then you can import and edit the ProRes MOV in FCP X. 

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