Many filmmakers are still wondering whether there’s a quick and fluid workflow for Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF clips and Avid/Sony Vegas. Here in this post, we will show you an easy and direct way to edit Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF clips in Avid and Sony Vegas.
Can anyone suggest an easy and direct way to work with AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF files in Avid and Sony Vegas?
“Hi everyone, I know this has probably been asked plenty before, but I briefly searched through the internet and couldn’t find a direct answer. So, I’m apologizing in advance for the likelihood of this being a redundant question.
I shoot with a Panasonic AJ-PX270, and I wanted to edit its AVC-LongG MXF footage in either Avid or Sony Vegas. Avid and Sony Vegas can recognize my footage, but the entire process is time-consuming, unstable and unreliable. Can anyone suggest an easy and direct way to work with AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF files in Avid and Sony Vegas? All suggestions/opinions are appreciated! Thanks.”
For a fast and fluid workflow, we would recommend transcoding AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF to an “edit” friendly format that is full compatible with your editing program before start. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. Read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to convert Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF files for editing in Avid and Sony Vegas directly.
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How to convert Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF files to MOV for Avid and Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 MXF Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your NLEs
1) Convert Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-LongG MXF to DNxHD for Avid MC
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.
2) Transcode Panasonic HVX200 P2 MXF video 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-PX270 AVC-LongG 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-PX270 AVC-LongG 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. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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