Summary: In this guide, you will learn how to import and edit Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 MXF files in iMovie flawlessly by transcoding P2 MXF to iMovie AIC encoded MOV format.
As a professional camcorder, the Panasonic AG-HVX200A is able to shoot video clips in MXF format. And this troubles many people because MXF is not supported by many video editing tools on Mac, and iMovie is included. What would you do to manage to edit them? Maybe you hope to directly edit MXF with iMovie, but it is said above that MXF videos can not be directly imported to iMovie.
So, what is the best solution for importing Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 MXF files to iMovie for editing?
In my oponion, since the iMovie native format is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC), the best method to solve these problems is to convert Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 MXF to AIC edcoded mov format for iMovie. Along with some help from a 3rd-party Panasonic MXF Converter. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube's MXF Converter for Mac(currently on sale) which is entitled as a top P2 MXF to iMovie Converter. It supports encoding Panasonic P2 and Canon C300/XF105/XF100/XF300 MXF files to iMovie native format so that you can easily import the Panasonic Camcorder recordings to iMovie for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.
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Convert/Import Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 MXF footages to iMovie with AIC MOV codec
Step 1. Free download the Panasonic MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac, load your P2 MXF files into the program. As a top P2 MXF Converter, it also supports transcoding MXF to Apple ProRes Codec for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie AIC MOV on mac.
Some more helpful features of the MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer/edit Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 MXF files in iMovie under Mac without problems.