Is there an easy and direct workflow guide for Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 and Final Cut Pro? If you are trying to figure this out, you may wish to read this article. It displays a way of transcoding AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF media to ProRes for editing in FCP version 6, 7 and FCP X with optimum performance.
Is it possible to load AJ-HPX3700 P2-media into FCP 7 without rendering?
“Hi, there, I shot with a Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 VariCam camcorder, whose recording format is switchable among AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, and DVCPRO HD and the video wrapper is MXF. I can use Log & Transfer to import these AJ-HPX3700 MXF files to FCP 7 on my iMac, but it takes a long time for rendering. Is it possible to load AJ-HPX3700 P2-media into FCP 7 without rendering? Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance for any help.”
For a fast and fluid workflow, we would recommend using HD Video Converter to convert AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF video to ProRes before editing. The Apple ProRes codecs maintain the highest quality and performance while requiring much less expensive editing and storage hardware (compared to uncompressed video), which are the best suited editing codecs for use within Apple Final Cut Pro Version 6, 7, and FCP X. FCP 6/7/X can work with Apple ProRes files natively without extra rendering.
Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF and FCP 6/7/X – how to transcode AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF files to ProRes for FCP in a fast way?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP 7
From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP 7 and its former version FCP 6 and the most recent version FCPX. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering. To create smaller files, transcode your source files to Apple ProRes 422 (LT).
Apple ProRes outputs:
Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
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: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
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: Click ‘Convert’ to start AJ-HPX3700 P2 MXF files to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X with optimum performance.
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