Working with Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF footage in Avid

Summary: If you are looking for an effective and happy workflow between Panasonic AG-HPX170 and Avid Media Composer, you may in the right place. This article aims to elaborate how to convert AG-HPX170 P2 MXF to DNxHD MOV for use in Avid system fluently without glitches.

Question about Panasonic AG-HPX170 workflow with Avid Media Composer
“I’m a journalist working and documentary maker in the Arab world. I make short videos for NGOs like UNICEF. I live and work in the Middle East. Most of the videos I make are for online. Recently, I switched my Sony AVCHD Handycam to a Panasonic AG-HPX170, and had problems while editing the P2 MXF footage in Avid MC smoothly. I knew that I needed to convert the AG-HPX170 MXF files to a format that is compatible with Avid. Unfortunately, the converter I usually used on my iMac was unable to handle MXF footage. So my question is what program should I use for Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF to Avid Conversion? Any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.”
Panasonic AG-HPX170
By using Video Converter, you are ale to transcode AG-HPX170 P2 MXF media to DNxHD MOV for use in Avid with excellent quality. More than creating optimal files for editing in Avid, it is also able to produce editable files from a wide variety of file types for use in iMovie, Final Cut Express, FCP 6/7, FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, DaVinci Resolve, Windows Movie Maker, and other NLE programs with lossless quality.

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How do I convert my MXF files from my Panasonic AG-HPX170 to edit in Avid Media Composer?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Panasonic AG-HPX170 workflow with Avid

Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
workflow between Panasonic AG-HPX170 and Avid
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-HPX170 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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