Working with Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF files in Avid MC

Summary: Got a Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 camcorder and had troubles while editing its MXF footage in Avid Media Composer? If so, you may wish to read this article. It gives a remedy for people who are looking for a way to work with Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF files in Avid MC smoothly without a glitch.

In our older posts, we have elaborated the easiest way to transcode P2 MXF video files shot on a Panasonic AG-HPX250 for editing in Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere Pro. In this article, we would like to introduce a method to make Panasonic AG-HPX250 and Avid workflow more fluid by rewrapping AG-HPX250 P2 MXF files to DNxHD .mov, Avid’s favorite editing codec. We will use Video Converter to do this job. As a professional Video Converter program, this converter is capable of running on both Mac and Windows platform, being able to recognize a wide variety of file formats as import, featuring numerous output options for NLEs, portable devices, HD Players, DVD burners, and more.Panasonic AG-HPX250

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How to convert Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF media to DNxHD for use in Avid media composer?

First of all, download a free trial of Video Converter
Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF Converter for AvidPanasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF Converter for Avid Mac

The steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Panasonic AG-HPX250 and Avid workflow

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to DNxHD MOV Conversion
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.

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 Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 MXF to DNxHD 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 DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.

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