Issues importing HVX200 P2 MXF files (60p) to FCP X

If you are having issues importing HVX200 60p files to FCP X, you may have interest in this post. It introduces an easy-to-use and workable transcoder to convert HVX200 P2 MXF files (60p) to ProRes 422 codec for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
issues importing HVX200 60p files to FCP X
Issues importing HVX200 60p slow motions footage to FCP X
“Hi guys, has anyone else experienced this problem? I’m importing content (P2 .mxf footage) from a Panasonic AG-HVX200 into Final Cut Pro X. When I import my 720/24p footage into FCP X, it works great, but when I add 60P footage for slow motion, it freezes. I do a lot of slow motion with the HVX200. Before FCP X, I edit with FCP version 7. I can bring the same HVX200 60p footage into FCP 7 via Log and Transfer and it works very well. What should I do to make FCP X import footage from my HVX200 in 60p? Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.”

If for some reason you are unable to work with HVX200 P2 MXF files (60p) in FCP X smoothly, we would recommend transcoding HVX200 60p files to a format that is well suitable for editing in FCP X first, such as Apple ProRes 422, FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Here’s a quick guide on how to convert HVX200 60p P2 files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing.

Software requirement
HD Video Converter for Mac
convert HVX200 P2 MXF files (60p) to ProRes 422 for FCP X

[Guide] How to encode HVX200 60p P2 files to ProRes 422 for FCP X?

The steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional HVX200 60p video to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
HVX200 60p video to ProRes Converter

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
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 X and its former version FCP 7. When loading them into Final Cut, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
work with HVX200 P2 MXF files (60p) in FCP X
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 HVX200 60p P2 MXF files to ProRes conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.

To import the transcoded files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO NOT check “Create Optimized Media” OR “Create Proxy Media”. Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.

You’re now ready to edit!

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