Convert/Edit Panasonic P2 MXF footage on Windows and Mac

October 8th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Panasonic

“I have just bought a Panasonic P2 camcorder, this device records .MXF video format, now I would like to import these projects to my computer. What I want is to edit MXF files smoothly without codec problems, what video codec should I use on Windows and Mac platform? Can you recommend some software which can help me import and convert MXF to edit smoothly?”

If you own Panasonic P2 camcorder, you may want to edit Panasonic P2 MXF files in windows and mac editing software. As we know, MXF format is not a common video format, so many software can’t supports it well, you will encounter importing and editing problems due to the unfriendly codec.

How to convert/edit P2 MXF files smoothly on Windows and Mac?

To use MXF footages smoothly, the best way is to transcode P2 MXF to best supported codec for these software. For windows software, like Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Windows movie maker, Pinnacle Studio, Avid Media Composer, you can convert P2 MXF to WMV or DNxHD MOV(Avid), for mac software, like Final Cut Pro (X),FCE, iMovie and Avid Media Composer, you can convert P2 MXF to MOV for them, just need to output corresponding best codecs, like Apple ProRes for Final Cut, Apple InterMediate Codec for AIC, DNxHD for Avid, etc.

What software supports so many video codec for output?

Pavtube MXF converter and MXF converter for Mac can help you convert P2 MXF files to best codec for windows and mac editing software, please try it. Now you can follow the easy steps below.

1. Download Pavtube MXF Converter for windows or MXF converter for Mac, follow the prompts to install the program. Click “Add” to load Panasonic P2 MXF video files or directly drag the files into file list.

2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. This software has many presets for editing software, you just need to choose in the profile column. Popular output formats include Premiere, Avid, FCP, FCE, iMovie, etc, just click and choose it.

3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. Click “Convert” to start to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to windows and Mac editing software.

With this Panasonic P2 MXF to window/mac converter, it becomes easy for you to convert MXF video to editing software, so you are recommended to take a try. If you want to get more information, you can refer to Pavtube MXF column.

Related P2 MXF application:

P2 MXF to Avid Media Composer with XDCAM and DNxHD codec

P2 MXF to AVI/MP4 for playback

P2 MXF to QuickTime on Windows and Mac


P2 MXF to AIC for FCE, iMovie




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