If you are stuck in editing Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC Intra MXF files in Apple iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It demonstrates a workaround to transcode AJ-PX270 MXF footage to AIC .mov format for use in iMovie smoothly.
Looking for a smooth workflow for Panasonic AJ-PX270 and iMovie
“Hello, guys, can you help me to get Panasonic AJ-PX270 footage imported to iMovie? I have recorded some video files in AVC Intra MXF format with my company’s new Panasonic AJ-PX270 camera. When I try to load the footage into iMovie, I find that iMovie doesn’t recognize and handle AJ-PX270 MXF files well. How can I expect a smooth workflow? Do I need to transcode the videos to an intermediate format that iMovie will handle well? Any suggestion is appreciated, thank you!”
Panasonic AJ-PX270 is a high-end camcorder on the market, it features 1/3″ MOS imager that captures 1920 x 1080 at up to 60p, it also has 22x Optical Zoom Lens, 3.5″ LCD Screen, OLED Viewfinder, 2 x microP2 & 1 x P2 Media Card Slot, and USB 3.0 Host, USB 2.0, LAN Port. This camcorder has the ability to record AVC Intra videos, the recorded videos will in MXF format.
If for whatever reason you are having issues working with AJ-PX270 MXF files in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie first. Check this short tutorial on how to convert AJ-PX270 MXF files to iMovie preferred AIC .mov format.
How to encode Panasonic AJ-PX270 MXF files to AIC for iMovie editing?
Step 1: Download, install and launch HD Video Converter for Mac as a Panasonic AJ-PX270 Video Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert Panasonic AJ-PX270 MXF files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This output format is also suitable for editing in Final Cut Express.
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 (optional)
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: Begin Panasonic AJ-PX270 MXF files to AIC .MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips:If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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