High Definition (HD) is part of the same evolution. Once you get used to it its hard to go back. This article will show you how to import your HD camera Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 mxf footage to Adobe Premiere for editing.
My new camera is a fully decked out Panasonic HPX2000 for which I investigated long and hard. For me to get behind a Panasonic camera took a major leap of faith. I have always been a Sony devotee. After careful comparison and consultation we pulled the trigger on the Panasonic and I hope the decision will be as long lasting as the decision twenty years ago to go with Betacam. The reason was pretty simple. Better looking video, which looks like film.
Recording to P2 cards results in MXF files generated by the camera, but MXF, a highly compressed format, is not easy for editing in NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Panasonic HPX2000 videos to Adobe Premiere Pro without any issues?
In order to edit your Panasonic P2 MXF footage from AJ-HPX2000 in Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly, you should transcode MXF format to MPEG-2 format, as it is the best codec for Premiere Pro editing. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is best choice to get the work done.
It lets you convert MXF to AIC, encode MXF to Apple ProRes, transcode MXF to MPEG-2, render MXF to DNxHD, and more. This is a smart tool specially designed for MXF users to preview and convert MXF recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid Media Composer and more other video editing software to do further editing. It naturally support converting MXF recordings shot by a Panasonic P2 camcorders and Canon XF camcorders on Mac OS X. If you are going to convert P2 MXF to Premiere Pro on Windows, please get MXF Converter. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
How to convert AJ-HPX2000 P2 .MXF to Premiere Pro
Step 1: Load P2 MXF footage
Free download the P2 MXF Converter Mac and then add your P2 MXF files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output format
Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.
Tip - Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: Start P2 MXF video conversion
Click “Convert” button to start encoding Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 P2 MXF video to MPG/MOV/WMV for Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted P2 MXF files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing.
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