If you are looking for a Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF converter to transcode AJ-PX800 P2 MXF media to ProRes for use in FCP 6/7/X, you may wish to read this post. It introduces an easy-to-use and reliable P2 MXF batch converter to help you out.
Needed a converter to convert Panasonic AJ-PX800 .mxf files to FCP 7 editing
“Hi, there, I need a good batch converter to convert .mxf files from our Panasonic AJ-PX800 for use in Final Cut Pro 7. The converter I already installed on my iMac can convert the files, but when I import them to Final Cut 7, I get an error message: File Error: 1 file(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown. Any clue what could be causing this to happen? Or can you please kindly recommend a reliable converter that would do what I want with useful files maintaining good quality?”
Okay, if for some reason your already-have converter app couldn’t do what you want, you can give HD Video Converter for Mac a shot – a universal transcoder that is able to convert a wide variety of files types to whatever format you need for editing or playing use. This app is is very simple and straightforward – it doesn’t try to do too much – it just does what it’s designed to do and that’s it – and it does it very well. You can download a demo to see if it is able to do what you want.
Process for using HD Video Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP 7
The process is straight forward.
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional AJ-PX800 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 (X)
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 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 Panasonic AJ-PX800 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 7/6/X with optimum performance.
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