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Loading/Converting Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 AVC-Intra 100 MXF recordings to Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/7/X)

Panasonic AJ-HPX3100-Panasonic's latest full-bodied camcorder combines the sensor from the HPX3000 and the body of the HPX370. The master-quality HPX3100 offers new features including 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra 100/50, wireless metadata input capability via wireless LAN, and a high-quality proxy recording (option). The HPX3100 is equipped with six advanced gamma settings, including Film-Rec 600% mode (made popular by the VariCam), film-like shutter controls, and intuitive film camera-like operation. It also features a built-in reverse scan that allows unique setups such as mounting the camera upside down or usage of an ultra prime lens or an anamorphic lens adapter to create a 2.35:1 aspect image.

Similar in size to the popular HPX370, it offers two P2 slots and records in multiple worldwide formats.
Recording Formats:
-1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97pN, 25pN,
-1080/24PN, 23.98pN
-480/59.94i, 29.97pN, 23.98pN,
-576/50i, 25pNNote: In DVCPRO HD 1080 23.98p is pulled down over 59.94i (native recording is not possible)

Standard Codecs: AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO/DV

Q:What about compatibility of Panasonic HPX3100 and Final Cut Pro?

Panasonic P2 card stores videos in MXF format. But to FCP, Apple ProRes 422 is the best format to read. If not, FCP will refuse reading the files or spending much time on the process of rendering.

The simple solution is to convert P2 MXF to Apple ProRes codec. Brorsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac which can deal with P2 MXF files perfectly. It helps us to transcode P2 MXF files to Apple ProRes, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy), etc to meet our needs. The key feature is that it offers us lossless Mac conversion from P2 MXF to ProRes. For 1080i videos, it can deinterlace the files for us.

Following, Let take a look at the this full guide onloading Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to FCP for further editing. Enjoy!

Step 1: Install and launch the professional Mac MXF Converter, import Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF videos to it.

Step 2: Click on the “Format”> Final Cut Pro, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(LT), etc are all the proper choice for you. Apple ProRes 422(HQ) is highly recommended if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos.

Step 3: Click “settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps(25 fps for original 50i files) video frame rate is recommended.

Step 4: .Click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic HPX3100 AVC-Intra 100 MXF recordings to ProRes conversion for FCP on Mac OS X.

After conversion you can import converted MOV files to FCP 6/7/X for editing without rendering. Don’t worry about the quality of the new videos output. This Mac P2 MXF to ProRes Conveter can ensures you lossless conversion.

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