Came upon incompatibility issues working with Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF files in Avid, Premiere and Vegas? Read this post to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to transcode Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF footage for editing in Avid, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
“I have a Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 camera that shoots video files in MXF recordings format on a P2 card. Now I need to import these files to Avid MC for further editing. My problem is that the AMA plugin link seems not working very well – it’s unstable and unreliable. Does anyone know a smooth workflow for this? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.”
The similar problem may occur when you are trying to import AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF clips to Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas for post-production. To be able to edit AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF files in Avid, Premiere and Vegas quickly and fluidly, we would recommend transcoding AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF footage to a format that is quite suitable for editing in your NLEs, such as encoding AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF to DNxHD for Avid, transcoding AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF to DNxHD/ProRes for Adobe Premiere, or rewrapping AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF to MOV/MPEG for Sony Vegas.
HD Video Converter is one of the best universal transcoder to perform file conversion. You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to see if it is able to do what you want. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
How to convert AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF files to MOV for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Convert AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF files to DNxHD for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
2) Convert AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF files for Premiere
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
3) Transcode AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF video for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start AJ-HPX2700 P2 MXF files to MOV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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