How can I import and edit Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files in Premiere and Vegas? Read this post to find an answer to the question. It demonstrates a way of transcoding AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files to MOV for editing in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas smoothly.
What’s the best way to convert AJ-PX800 footage from .mxf into .mov?
“Hi, there, I’m a film director. I shot a feature documentary film with the crew. One of our cameras was Panasonic AJ-PX800. I needed to transfer some AJ-PX800 footage from .mxf into .mov so that I can use them in Premiere Pro CS6 or Sony Vegas flawlessly. What’s the best way to accomplish that? Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help.”
To be able to transcode Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files to editable files for Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas, you will need to download and install third party software like HD Video Converter. With this app installed, you are able to transcode or rewrap AJ-PX800 MXF media to DNxHD/ProRes/H.264 MOV for use in Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro with very good quality.
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it totally worth it.
How to convert Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files for Premiere and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional Panasonic AJ-PX800 Converter for Premiere/Vegas. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas
1) Convert Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files for Premiere
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.
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.
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
In addition to DNxHD and ProRes, you can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
2) Transcode Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files for Sony Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit Panasonic AJ-PX800 P2 MXF files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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 files 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 Avid apps, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas with optimum performance.
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