Came upon issues bringing Panasonic AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra footage into FCP 7 for post production? Read this post to discover a solution. It displays a workaround to transcode AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra MXF files to ProRes for use in FCP 7 with optimum performance.
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FCP 7 and Panasonic AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra
“Hi there, has anyone had any successful experience with importing Panasonic AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra footage to FCP 7? I normally use the AG-HPX371 camera to shoot DVCPro HD footage which works well in FCP 7, but I have issue working with AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra 100 24p in FCP 7. How can I go through this? Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help.”
Maybe you could transcode in another program to ProRes if FCP 7 is having an issue recognizing AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra media. There are a number of videographers using HD Video Converter for Mac to transcode Panasonic AVC-Intra footage that was giving them guff in FCP 7. You can download a demo to have a try.
Process for using HD Video Converter for Mac to convert Panasonic AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra MXF footage to ProRes for FCP 7
The process is straight forward.
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra 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 ‘Profile’ list, 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 AG-HPX371 AVC-Intra 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 with optimum performance.
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