Showing posts with label MXF to FCP Converter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MXF to FCP Converter. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to Import DVCPRO P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro 7/X?

“One of my clients just bought a used Panasonic P2 camera, a HVX200, and wants to edit P2 MXF footages in FCP on OS 10.6, but he found FCP cannot recognize the P2 .mxf footages well. Any idea? ”

Are you also seeking the best way to convert the DVCPRO P2 MXF videos to FCP 7/X for editing? Since the FCP has its’ own best video files formats or sometimes because of the special P2 file structure, it is normal to meet some troubles during the importing progress. For example, we may get the audio missed errors etc. So in order to avoid the related issues, we are going to convert the DVCPRO P2 MXF to ProRes MOV, which we all think as the best one for FCP.

Panasonic P2 HD series: AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX2000, AG-3DP1, AG-HPX500 series, AG-HPX370 series, AG-HPX250, AG-HVX170. 

In order to convert Panasonic DVCPRO HD P2 MXF files into best format for FCP on Mac, you may like to give a shpt to this powerful Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac. (iMixMXF to preserve the multi-track audios)With intuitive interface, you can easily and fast convert Panasonic DVCPRO HD P2 MXF to ProRes 422 HQ for FCP on Mac using this professional MXF to ProRes Converter. And the latest Mac OS X Yosemite is also supported. What’s more, we can transcode the P2 MXF to other suitable ones for editing in Avid MC or playback on TV, etc.

Notes: It can decode and encode the H.265/HEVC files after upgraded to the latest version Do you wanna enjoy the higher definition?

Step 1.Click the ‘Add Video’ button at the top right of the main interface. In the open window, select the MXF video file from Panasonic P2 card. You can also transfer P2 MXF files from your camcorder to Mac Hard Drive before import.

Step 2. Click on the ‘Format’ bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose ‘Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422’ as the output format.

For advanced functions?
Click the “Effect” button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing MP4 like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc in the corresponding editing pane.
Click the “Setting…” button to open the Advanced Settings window to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab.

Finally, go back to the main interface to tap the big button ‘Convert’ to start the conversion. Just follow this way and no needs to wait a long time, we are glad to import the DVCPRO P2 MXF files to FCP 7/X after transferring as usual. 

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Any Fixer to Make MXF Work with Final Cut Pro?

MXF files cannot work with FCP? Don’t worry about it! In the following page, you can get a fixer as a good assistant.

As we all know that due to the video codec limitation, for the container format MXF, it is not so suitable with the FCP. So for our Mac users, how could we make it possible to smoothly import MXF files in FCP for a nice editing? Firstly, you can take the third-party plug-in as a try, or the second method could be your favorite. With a goos repuatation online, the program we introduced below can make you work MXF files well with Final Cut Pro. Why not have a try?

Fixer One.Canon FCPX plug-in---Only for Canon users
Canon provide a free plug-in to enable the C300’s MXF files to import directly into FCPX without the need to transcode to ProRes. Many users report that they have no problems with the installation and it ‘just works’. However, other users with similar setups report that they cannot import C300 rushes in FCPX, though it works through Log and Capture in FCP7, additionally Adobe Premiere successfully imports C300 MXF. Only FCPX seems affected, and for a limted subset of FCPX users.

Here’s the typical scenario: having run the xpfm211 installer. FCPX sees the folder structure, even the MXF files themselves, but does not recognise either. This is as far as some users get. For some reason, the installer has completed successfully, we are seeing files, but nothing imports. De-installing and re-installing brings the user back to this situation. Very frustrating.

Trying to track the activity of the installer, we see two new plug-ins highlighted in the MIO/RAD/Plugins folder – CanonE1.RADPlug and CanonXF.RADPlug. The latter would appear to be the ‘magic smoke’ for the MXF format. However, this isn’t working. There’s a second empty RADPlugins folder below – should the plugins be in there?

Here’s where it got interesting. I was able to confer with another editor who had a system that did import MXF successfully. The key difference was that he had a CanonXF64.RADPlug folder – not an XF, an XF64. I could not find a similar folder, nor could I make the installer create one. In the end, he just sent me a copy of that folder, and I dragged and dropped it into the same folder I had.

And it worked! It’s pretty obvious because you can see the clips, but also note that the MXF folder heirachy has gone, replaced simply with the usual list of clips on a card or archive.

Fixer Two. Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac/iMixMXF---for other users
As a professional kind of MXF to FCP converter, this program has a good reputation on the Internet. With the easy operation, concise interface, various output choices, it can handle all the MXF files well in FCP.

Tips: iMixMXF is a MXF converting tool that can output multiple audio tracks if you need. Especially for MXF file folder, it indeed has the unique function.

Follow my steps here, we can learn the main tips on how to make MXF converted to ProRes .mov for FCP with this MXF Converter for Mac. When you install it correctly on your computer, With ’Add video’ you can load MXF files in this program. There are several types of ProRes Codec on the output list, ‘Apple ProRes Codec 422 HQ (*.mov) can hold your quality well. Then in the ‘Settings’ item, we can set our personal video size, bitrates, frame rate or even audio channel, etc. 

Back to the main interface, hit the ‘Convert’ to start your conversion, Screen shot below can show you the more details. Any other advice and suggestion you can reflect to us.  If you are the first time to work with FCP, we here offer a transfer guide for FCP you can take a reference. Good luck!

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quick and Easy way to convert JVC GY-HM650 MXF to Prores LT for FCP 6/7

Summary: To smoothly import JVC GY-HM650U MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7, you can follow it to solving the problem by transcoding ProHD MXF to Prores 422 LT for FCP editing.

ProHD is a JVC's term describing a suite of professional high definition camcorders. JVC's GY-HM650 is the perfect camcorder for next generation newsgathering. With dual codec recording, clips can be transferred to the station immediately with built in FTP. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera offers superb low light performance, a long (23x) wide angle zoom lens, and MXF file interoperability from acquisition to air.

The MXF video is excellent, however, it cannot be directly edit on Apple software such as FCP 6 or FCP 7, for example:

“I record some video clips with the JVC GY-HM650U Camcorder and want to edit the MXF files in FCP 7, however, the FCP just could not accept the HM650U MXF video clips, so how can I solve this problem? Thanks.”

First, you should know FCP native format is the Apple ProRes 422 codec. This is a common format developed by Apple. ProRes 422 is intended for non-linear editing with Apple Final Cut Pro. It retains higher quality when you convert MXF to ProRes for FCP. Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import and edit JVC GY-HM650U MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac.

1. Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac here. This is excellent software which can help you convert MXF video to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 LT for FCP 6/7 and FCP X. Besides, it supports many other formats for output.

2. Install and launch the Professional MXF to FCP Converter for Mac, import the MXF video from JVC GY-HM650U.

3. Choose the best output format for Final Cut Pro. Click on "Format" and choose "Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*.mov)" format.

The Apple ProRes 422 (LT) codec provides the following:

Roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422)

a. You can click settings to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.

b. You can click edit button to edit MXF video, such as deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop.

4. Click convert button to start JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF to ProRes 422 LT conversion.

After converting, you can import converted MXF footage to FCP 6/7 instantly without rendering.

What's more:

1. This MXF Converter for Mac from Pavtube will retain the timecode for Final Cut Pro after converting. And refer to the picture below to see how this cool mac mxf converting tool keep the timecode for FCP.

2. If you need more powerful converter that can transcode 1080p HD Video, DVD and Blu-ray, you can try iMedia Converter for Mac

3. Futhermore, if your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program named iMixMXF with multi-track preserving and mixing features. You can download the trial version for evaluation!

In a word, hope you to enjoy your JVC GY-HM650U MXF footage workflow in Final Cut Pro 6/7 with ease.

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