Best Codec to Convert P2 HD MXF to DVCPRO HD 1080/60i

Summary: This article provides you best Codec to convert P2 HD MXF to DVCPRO HD 1080/60i for importing into Final Cut Pro so that you can edit and view MXF files with easy.

P2 features tapeless (non-linear) recording of DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO-HD, or AVC-Intra streams on a solid-state flash memory. It is a professional digital recording solid-state memory storage media format introduced by Panasonic, and especially tailored to electronic news-gathering (ENG) applications. The P2 HD camcorders like Panasonic P2 AG-HPX600, AG-HPX500, AG-HPX170, AG-HPX171, AG-HVX200, AG-HVX201, AG-HPX300, AG-HPX370/371, AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX3000, etc, store HD MXF video and audio in seprate folders on a P2 card. 

When you dump the data from the P2 onto your hard drive, you may fail to copy the lastclip.txt file. So what is the best Codec program to convert P2 MXF to DVCPRO HD codec on Mac? Raylight for Mac ($200) will allow you to access P2 contents without the lastclip.txt file and work with them directly through QuickTime/FCP/etc, but $200 is quite expensive. Panasonic's P2CMS allows you to view your P2 HD MXF contents but cannot export MXF in another format. So the best recommendation for transferring MXF to DVCPRO Quciktime file is Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac. It enables you to view MXF files and can convert HD MXF files to DVCPRO HD 1080i/60 with minimal video quality degradation. It has free trial version donwload and the full version only costs $45 which is well worth the price.

Below is a guide to convert P2 MXF HD video to DVCPRO HD 1080/60i for FCP 


Step1. Load MXF from P2 card

Click "add video" or "add folder" to load file. You can also directly drag files to the program. 

MXF clips are all saved in 'VIDEO' folder, while audio files are all stored in 'AUDIO' folder. Make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your P2 Card. 

When you importing P2 MXF clips from the undamaged file structure, Aunsoft P2 HD MXF Converter for Mac is able to recognize audio tracks from 'AUDIO' folder automatically, which ensures the generated files have both image and sound correctly.

When your default audio track is in mute when recording, you get only video no audio. In this case, you can switching audio stream ID to another audio track.

Step2. Choose output format.
Click the "format" and choose the " common video->MOV-QuickTime (*.mov) " files.

Step3. Set advanced profile
Here you can set audio sample rate up to 48000 HZ. You can also customize bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc.

Step4. Conversion. 

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