Thursday, March 3, 2016

How to Import and Edit P2 MXF Files with Sony Movie Studio Platinum/Suite

Panasonic P2 MXF

Panasonic p2 series camcorders are professional camcorders which can help us record vivid HD video footages. Recognized globally as the industry's premier digital camcorder, Panasonic P2 has established itself as an indispensable acquisition tool delivering the distinct, prized look of film. P2 recorded MXF files are extremely excellent among the high-end cameras.

Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite & P2 MXF

Sony Movie Studio is one of the most popular editing software, whether you're a beginner, an experienced filmmaker, or a professional broadcast producer, there is a Movie Studio solution to meet your needs. 

In Sony website, it claims it can work with P2 MXF format, some users still have troubles when importing P2 MXF files to Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite. 

Indeed, Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite work fine if you import your P2 MXF footages directly from cameras, but if you have already copied P2 MXF recordings to your HDD or you download them from somewhere, the importing error may jump out. 

In fact, Panasonic P2 series camcorder’s video clips are all saved in 'VIDEO' folder, while audio files are all stored in 'AUDIO' folder. So, when copy P2 MXF recordings 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, your files will have image only without audio.

Solution from Third-party Software

There is a professional software i would like to recommend to you, Pavtube iMixMXF (Best Mac (multi-track) MXF Converter Review), it can transocode P2 MXF files to MPEG-2 which regards as the most compatible video codec for Sony Movie Studio. Besides, when you importing P2 MXF clips, iMixMXF is able to recognize audio tracks from 'AUDIO' folder automatically. Most importantly, it can support the multiple audios as output, would you like to have a try?

The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it, it is 100% clean and safe:

         

More Features of Pavtube iMixMXF:
  • iMixMXF Supports batch convert Panasonic MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, video to MP4, H.264, MPEG-4, M4V, MOV, DV, MPEG-2, FLV, SWF, 3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, HD Video etc with amazing quality and fast speed.
  • iMixMXF can help you convert then import P2 MXF video to FCP X/7, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Premiere Pro/CS 4/CS 5/CS 6, Pinnacle Studio, QuickTime, iTunes and other editing applications.
  • iMixMXF supports import MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, files to all Apple/Android/Windows tablet and smartphone.
  • Batch conversion, concise guidance, friendly interface, three steps, fast speed and best quality.
  • iMixMXF allows us to edit P2 MXF video files: Clip, Crop, Merge, Apply effect, set output parameter, Snapshot, Rotate etc.
If you are a Windows user, and in need of edit the P2 MXF videos in Windows Movie Maker,Sony VegasAdobe After Effects,etc. Please turn to Pavtube MXF MultiMixer Converter.

How to Convert P2 MXF Files to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite

Download the Pavtube iMixMXF Converter and install it to your Mac(compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions).

Step 1. Add P2 MXF files

Click "Add Video" button to load P2 MXF files to the program. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.



Step 2: Select an output format for Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite.

From “Format” drop-down list, select to out “Adobe Premiere/Sony… “> “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” format for editing with Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite.



Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.



Step 3. Start the conversion

Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting P2 MXF to Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite friendly video formats. 

Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum/Suite easily.

Related program:

Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ P2 MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meanwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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