Read this post to find a Panasonic AJ-PX800 workflow with Avid Media Composer. It displays a way of converting Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF to DNxHD .mov for editing in Avid with pristine quality.
How to get Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF to Avid in right aspect?
“Hello, fellows, I am a part time videographer. I’m having aspect-problems with Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2-media in Avid Media Composer. Do I have to transfer the P2 footage from .mxf into .mov (DNxHD)? Can anyone kindly suggest a much better workflow getting AJ-PX800 MXF footage into Avid in right aspect? I’m in an urgent to do this. Please help. Thanks a lot in advance.”
If for some reason you couldn’t work with AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files in Avid in right aspect, you will need to perform “transcoded editing”. That means you convert the AJ-PX800 P2-media to an intermediate codec (e.g. DNxHD .mov) that is full compatible with Avid before editing.
To process “transcoded editing”, third party software is required. If your concerns are ease of use and intact quality, we would recommend HD Video Converter – a versatile transcoder that works on both Windows and Mac platforms, supporting the most recent Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Yosemite.
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
Panasonic AJ-PX800 and Avid – convert Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF to Avid editable DNxHD format
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Panasonic AJ-PX800 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 Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF media 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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