The Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 VariCam Camcorder is a high-end professional camera which can record AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD. Have recorded some clips with the Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 and wish to import the Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 MXF video into FCP X and also keep the 4 audio tracks in original MXF files. The following article will show you how to smoothly edit Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 MXF in FCP X with audio tracks preserved.
Can FCP X handle Panasonic HPX2700 MXF video?
Although both the AVC- Intra and DVCPro HD compression codec used by Panasonic HPX2700 MXF is included in FCP X supported file formats, however, decoding native AVC-Intra or DVCPro HD for playback on FCP X will require a lot of processing power. To reduce the processing demands on your computer, it would be much ideal for you to transcode the Panasonic AVC-Intra/DVCPro HD MXF to the less processor-intensive Apple Prores format.
Best tool to transcode Panasonic HPX2700 MXF to Prores with multiple audio tracks
When are you searching on the market, you may find that there are many solutions for you to encode MXF to Apple Prores, however, very few of them can helps to preserver the multiple audio tracks or channels in original MXF files. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube iMixMXF (3 Reasons to choose iMixMXF), which is specially designed to handle MXF files produced not only from Panasonic P2 camcorder, but also from Sony XDCAM, Canon XF or Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio or Avid Media Composer.
The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple MXF files at one time for conversion. The biggest merits of this program is that it enables you to directly output Panasonic HPX2700 MXF to Multi-track Apple Prores format in various different file types including Multi-track Apple Prores 422, Multi-track Apple Prores 422 HQ, Multi-track Apple Prores 422 LT and Multi-track Apple Prores 422 Proxy, so that you can keep all the audio tracks in original MXF video. Besides that, you can flexibly adjust multi-task settings, remove those audio tracks that you don't want to output.
With this remarkable MXF Multi-track converter, you can also produce some popular Multi-track formats such as multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV, etc for conveniently switching between your favorite audio channels when viewing with HD media player apps.
Step by Step to Encode Panasonic HPX2700 MXF to Apple Prores with Multiple Audio Tracks
Step 1: Import source MXF files to the program.
Start up the program on your computer, click the "Add video" or "Add folder" icon to import source MXF files from Panasonic HPX2700 to the program.
Step 2：Choose Muti-track Apple Prores format.
Go to "Format" drop-down bar, select "Multi-track Video" > "Multi-track Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" as the output file format, you can also choose other Prores format according to your own needs.
Step 3: Adjust multi-track settings.
After you choose to output "Multi-track Video" from "Format" drop-down list, click "Settings" button to open "Multi-task Settings" window, click "Audio" tab, check the audio track you want to output and specify the codec you'd like to encode with.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Panasonic HPX2700 MXF to Apple Prores with Multiple Audio Tracks.
When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to import the video into FCP X for professional post editing with multiple audio tracks preserved.
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