How can I import Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF files to Premiere for editing smoothly? If you are trying to figure out an answer to this question, you may have interest in this post. It describes a workaround to transcode AG-HPX170 MXF footage to DNxHD/ProRes for use in Premiere with best quality.
I needed to convert the MXF files to edit in Premiere Pro CS5 from my Panasonic AG-HPX170 camcorder
”I am a Producer/Director/Mentor mainly produce refugees documentary for film festivals and Video-On-Demand. I have been using Canon AVCHD camcorder for a long time, but recently I changed to a Panasonic AG-HPX170 camcorder. The AG-HPX170 records footage in .mxf format and my editing program Premiere Pro CS5 seems not to have native support for this recording format. I was told that I needed to convert the AG-HPX170 P2 MXF files to MOV so that PPro CS5 would work with them smoothly without issues. Is this true? If so, can anyone kindly recommend a reliable converter to do this? Thanks a lot.”
Yes, it’s true. If you are having troubles while editing Panasonic P2 MXF footage in Premiere, you can use third party converter to convert them to a format that is compatible with your editing program in advance. Video Converter is an ideal choice to do this. It comes in both Windows and Mac version, featuring optimal preset for editing in Premiere with optimum performance.
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AG-HPX170 P2 MXF and Premiere workflow – how to convert AG-HPX170 MXF footage to MOV for use in Premiere?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF Converter for Premiere Pro. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for Premiere Pro
1) Convert Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF to DNxHD MOV for Premiere Pro
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
2) Transcode Panasonic AG-HPX170 MXF to ProRes MOV for Premiere Pro
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
3) You can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
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 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 MOV files for use in Premiere Pro with optimum performance.
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