If you are trying to figure out a smooth way to work with Panasonic AJ-PX5000 P2 MXF footage in DaVinci Resolve, you are in the right place. This post guides you through the process of transcoding Panasonic AJ-PX5000 video to DNxHD/ProRes codec for use in DaVinci Resolve flawlessly.
Panasonic AJ-PX5000 is a 2/3-inch 3-MOS P2 camera, with full 1080p/i and 720p recording. What sets the AJ-PX5000 camera apart from other Panasonic P2 offerings is the AVC-ULTRA recording capabilities, giving it up to 10-bit, 4:2:2 color sampling, and the bit rate is much lower than similar codecs, while maintaining high quality.
For a faster and more fluid workflow, videographers sometimes need to transcode Panasonic AJ-PX5000 P2 MXF footage for use in NLEs. In our previous posts, we have talked about how to work with AJ-PX5000 footage in FCP X, and how to edit AJ-PX5000 AVC-ULTRA recordings in Avid, Premiere, and Vegas. Here in this post, we would like to talk about how to convert AJ-PX5000 video to DNxHD/ProRes codec for use in DaVinci Resolve smoothly.
HD Video Converter
This converter is easy to use and supports many different formats. Picture quality is very good for HD conversions. It will do what you want at a reasonable price.
Panasonic AJ-PX5000 P2 MXF and Davinci Resolve workflow – how to convert Panasonic AJ-PX5000 P2 MXF video to Davinci Resolve editable format?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Panasonic AJ-PX5000 P2 MXF Video Converter for DaVinci Resolve. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve
To convert Panasonic AJ-PX5000 P2 MXF video to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve, you can from ‘Profile’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To encode Panasonic AJ-PX5000 P2 MXF video to ProRes 422 for DaVinci Resolve, you can choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.
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-PX5000 P2 MXF video to DNxHD/ProRes 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 DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.
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