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Panasonic P2 MXF and Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 Best Workflow

Summary: Can't import P2 MXF files to Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 smoothly? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.

“Is it possible to edit AG-HPX500 P2 .MXF files using Sony Vegas (Movie Studio Platinum 12)? Will the .MXF files first need to be converted to some other format, or can Movie Studio Platinum 12 edit without conversion? If a conversion is needed, is there software convert the P2 files to a suitable format? Is it possible to simply change the .MFX file name extension to .mpg and then import into Platinum? I am considering getting a Panasonic P2, but cannot find a clear answer to this question re P2 MXF and Movie Studio Platinum 12. Thank you !!!”

People who are start using a P2 digital video camera like AG-HPX170 (NTSC version), AG-HPX171 (European version), AG-HPX300, AG-HPX370/371, AG-HPX500, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, and AJ-HPX3700 often have the same case as quoted above. In fact, Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 cannot support the raw P2 MXF footage. The realizable workaround we've found so far is to transcode P2 MXF files for Movie Studio Platinum 12 by using 3rd-party software. This will help you import the file correctly and save the rendering time.

Below, I will outline how to convert and ingest P2 MXF files into Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12. Keep reading for the brief how-to.

First you need to download Brorsoft MXF Converter, an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality (P2) MXF converter, player and editor. With it, I can effortlessly transcode the P2 MXF videos for smoothly editing in Movie Studio Platinum 12 almost without quality loss and rendering. Besides, if you are going to edit P2 MXF files with Sony Vegas Pro 10, 11, 12 or Premiere Pro, Avid MC, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, this MXF converting tool can also help you. Download the app now.

Step 1. Install and launch the P2 MXF file Converter, and then click "Add Video" button to import .MXF files.



Note: While importing MXF clips into the program for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder's P2 card. If you only have some loose .MXF clips, you files will have image only without audio. See MXF file structure on Panasonic's P2 card as below.



Step 2. Click "Format" bar and then move your pointer to "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.



Step 3. Click "Convert" button to transcode P2 MXF to MPEG-2 files for Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12.

More features of this P2 MXF Converter:

1. Advanced Settings- If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click "settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

2. Deinterlacing- Before start the conversion, click "Edit" button and you can deinterlace 1080i P2 MXF files for Movie Studio Platinum via checking off the "Deinterlacing" box in the Video Editor.

Once the conversion completes, you're ready to import the result .MPG or WMV files into Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 for further editing without any issues.

Additional Tips:

If you want to edit P2 MXF in Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For Premiere Pro CS5/CS6, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output; For Pinnacle, select HD Video --> DivX HD(*.avi) as output format.

See also:

Import P2 MXF files to Davinci Resolve
Import MXF files to Adobe After Effects
How to transfer Sony 60p AVCHD footage to Kdenlive
Importing/editing Panasonic HC-V720 MTS video in FCP
How to Convert & Import AVCHD Lite to Final Cut Pro
ISO to Surface 2 - Convert ISO to MP4 for Surface 2
Source:Panasonic P2 MXF and Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12

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