How to Convert Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP

“I have a Panasonic DVCPRO P2 camcorder that records .mxf video format, and I would like to import these MXF files to FCP for post editing. How can I manage that?”

The P2 MXF footage, shot by Panasonic camcorders like AG-HVX200 and AG-HVX300, etc. onto a P2 card in DVCPRO (HD), are not natively supported by most editors including FCP. When you import Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to FCP for editing, you probably will get an error message. To solve this problem, the first thing you need to do is converting .mxf to ProRes 422 .mov format via a professional video transcoding tool. For instance, here I’d like to share with you Doremisoft Mac P2 MXF Converter.

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You may download the trial version of the P2 MXF Converter for Mac and give it a shot.

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How to Convert P2 MXF to FCP ProRes 422 with Doremisoft P2 MXF Converter

Step 1: Import P2 MXF to the converter

Run the converter, then click “Add Files” button to browse and add the MXF files you’d like to convert. Or you can directly drag and drop the files onto the main panel as well.

add p2 mxf files

Step 2: Select ProRes 422 MOV as output format

The powerful converter is capable of converting P2 MXF to files to various video formats. Since we are talking about converting .mxf to ProRes 422 .mov, what you need to do is click on the “Convert to” menu bar, and select “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*mov)” as the output format.

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Step 3: Start converting P2 MXF to FCP

At last, you can preview to check the final result to see if it is OK. Then press the big blue button on the lower right to start the conversion. Batch conversion is supported for saving your time.

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