This post introduces an easy and direct way to work with Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2-media in Avid, Premiere, and Vegas. You can follow it to transcode AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF footage to QuickTime for editing in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas in simple steps.
”I shoot with a Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 camera, which shoots .mxf files. While my workflow with Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas doesn’t work perfectly with these files. That’s mainly because my editing programs don’t always have the codec for .mxf files, and they need to sometimes have these files converted. So here comes my question, does anyone know a good batch converter to convert the Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 .mxf media to a suitable format for use in Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas? I would really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.”
Transcoded editing is required in some situations, and this makes a video converter product very valuable. If for some reason Avid, Premiere and Sony Vegas do not use AJ-HPX3700 .mxf files smoothly, and needs a format that is best suited for editing, we would recommend HD Video Converter. Using this video converter program, you can get AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF files to Avid, Premiere and Vegas’s favorite editing format quickly, using DNxHD, ProRes or H.264 codec.
How to convert AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF files to MOV for Avid, Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional AJ-HPX3700 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-HPX3700 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-HPX3700 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-HPX3700 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-HPX3700 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-HPX3700 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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