If you are looking for a smooth workflow between Panasonic AJ-HPX2100 and Avid Media Composer, you may have interest in this post. It presents a workaround to transcode AJ-HPX2100 P2 MXF files to DNxHD for editing in Avid MC with optimum performance.
Issues editing AJ-HPX2100 P2 MXF files in Avid MC
“Hi, fellows, I have a Panasonic AJ-HPX2100 which shoots videos in P2 MXF format. I want to import the MXF footage into Avid Media Composer for editing but failed. I have seen from Avid forum that Avid Media Composer should support P2 MXF. I don’t know what the matter was. Maybe I lost some content or have no plug-in. Does anyone have success with it? Please suggest a solution. Thanks for any help.”
If for some reason you are having problems working with AJ-HPX2100 P2 MXF in Avid MC, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for Avid, such as DNxHD, Avid’s favorite editing codec, which Avid will recognize and handle well. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert AJ-HPX2100 P2 MXF to DNxHD for use in Avid MC flawlessly.
How to convert AJ-HPX2100 P2 MXF files to QuickTime for editing in Avid?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as an AJ-HPX2100 P2 MXF Converter for Avid. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for Avid MC
From ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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 AJ-HPX2100 P2 MXF to DNxHD 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 DNxHD MOV files for use in Avid apps with optimum performance.
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