Final Cut Pro X won’t import Panasonic AJ-PX5100 MXF video

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Final Cut Pro X won’t import Panasonic AJ-PX5100 MXF video

Can’t import MXF files from your Panasoni AJ-PX5100 to Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) any longer after upgraded to macOS High Sierra? You are not the only one. At the moment, High Sierra does not have native support for MXF files yet. Fortunately, this problem can be solved via transcoding Panasonic AJ-PX5100 MXF video to Final Cut Pro preferred Apple ProRes codec first.

The Panasonic AJ-PX5100 is targeted at network news, documentary, high-end corporate and sports production. The AJ-PX5100 is a B4 shoulder-mounted P2HD ENG camera, featuring a lightweight body, offering HDR (HLG) content and 1080/60p recording and is ideal for network news, documentaries, high-end corporate/sports production and rentals. The AJ-PX5100 also features wireless and wired connectivity with Wi-Fi, USB, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as bonding with both the LiveU and TVU networks. The AJ-PX5100 also supports P2 Cast, Panasonic’s cloud-based news editing system. If you are looking for a way to use Panasoni AJ-PX5100 footage in FCP X/7/6 for native file editing, read on this article to learn the tutorial.

Panasonic AJ-PX5100 KEY FEATURES

  • Supports HDR image acquisition and outputs SDR while acquiring HDR.
  • Offers a streaming function compatible with RTMP, in addition to RTSP. Also P2 Cast and P2SS compatible.
  • 1080/50p (60p) recording and 3G-SDI output.
  • AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG high-quality images and dual codec recording of AVC-Proxy.
  • Includes various network connections, such as “Wired/wireless LAN” , “4G/LTE” and “Bonding Services”

“FCP X won’t import my AJ-PX5100 MXF files after updated to macOS High Sierra. I can’t play the videos in FCP X smoothly, and I have to spend long time on rendering. Why did this happen? Is there anything I can do to solve the issue? Any help would be appreciated.”

As far as we know, MXF is a self-container format which is unacceptable by various non-linear editing systems (NLE) including FCP X, etc. In order to import the MXF from AJ-PX5100 to FCP X for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Panasonic AJ-PX5100 MXF files to FCP X compatible video formats. Along with some help from a top Mac MXF Converter, it can be done. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the utility we recommend to you. If you are Windows user and want to get ProRes codec videos on Windows 10, please free download the Windows version Acrok Video Converter Ultimate.

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How to convert P2 MXF to FCP X ProRes codes?

Note: Here we take converting Panasonic AJ-PX5100 MXF videos to ProRes codec in Mac OS X to show you how to easily finish the conversion process. The method to complete the task on Windows 10 is the same. You just need to make sure you get the right version according to your situation.

1. After downloading, install the MXF to FCP X Converter following the wizard. Run it and click “Add Files” on the P2 Video Converter main interface to import them for conversion. Alternatively, you can directly drag your videos to the interface to load them. Since batch conversion is well supported, you can add many time to convert at a time so as to make the whole process much faster.

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2. To convert Panasonic AJ-PX5100 videos for editing in FCP X without rendering, the best output choice is provided here: simply click “Format” on the right and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the output video format. In this way, you’ll convert MXF to FCP X native format with the best settings. And you can also choose Apple ProRes 4444 MOV as output format here.

Convert MXF to ProRes 422 MOV and ProRes 4444 MOV for FCP X

3. When all settings are OK, click “Convert” to start converting your AJ-PX5100 footage. When the conversion is over, click “Open” to locate the converted files. And then you can import the video files to FCP X for editing without rendering. After that, just enjoy the videos! Now get this MXF Converter and all will be done without hassles.

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