Wouldn’t figure out a way to work with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-Long Gop MXF files in FCP X? No worry, this post will shed you some light on this. It describes a workaround to transcode Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-Long Gop MXF footage to ProRes codec for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
Issues editing AJ-PX270 MXF files with Long-G in FCP X
“Does anyone else have issues editing Panasonic MXF files with Long-G in FCP X? I have the Panasonic AJ-PX270 camcorder and had spent HOURS and HOURS trying to get my 27″ iMac to recognize Long-G MXF clips downloaded from this camera through FCP X. I tried importing a couple of AVC-G files into FCP X but it said ‘None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again.’ Does anyone know how I can go about this? I’d love to hear if anyone else has tried using this codec and if there’s a workflow to enable the Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-Long Gop footage to be used in FCPX. Many thanks.”
It’s a big pity presently there is no way possible to use Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG footage in FCPX. To be able to work with Panasonic AJ-PX270 footage in FCP X fluidly, you can use third party software like HD Converter for Mac to make them usable in your editing program.
Panasonic PX270 AVC-LongG MXF workflow with FCP X – how to rewrap Panasonic PX270 AVC-LongG MXF video to ProRes for FCP X?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Panasonic PX270 AVC-LongG to FCP 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 under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is workable in FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7.
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.
This Panasonic PX270 MXF to ProRes converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.
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.
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 PX270 AVC-LongG MXF video to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.
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