Tips for importing & editing Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 P2 MXF to Sony Vegas
Summary: Many Panasonic AG-HPX 3100 users complained that there are many problems when editing DVCPRO HD P2 MXF in Sony Vegas Pro. That’s mainly because that Sony Vegas doesn’t have native support for the DVCPRO HD P2 MXF files. Read this article to find a quick fix to resolve the issues.
If you are the Panasonic P2HD Camcorders users like AJ-HPX3100 (as well as AG-HVX200, AG-HPX250, AJ-HPX3700, AG-HPX170, AG-HPX500, AG-HPX370), you should know that the generated recordings are in P2 MXF video format. While, when using Sony Vegas Pro to perform further editing, you will find Sony Vegas Pro does not work well with the Panasonic P2 MXF videos.
Anyway, since Sony Vegas can’t recognize Panasonic MXF files, how to import Panasonic P2 MXF to Sony Vegas for editing? Actually, Sony Vegas deals very well with MPEG-2, WMV files, so you can convert these damned P2 MXF files to MPEG-2, WMV for Sony Vegas.
What we need is a powerful third-party transcoder. Here Brorsoft P2 MXF to Sony Vegas Converter can help you transcode and deinterlace the P2 MXF files from AJ-HPX3100 as well as other Panasonic P2 camcorders. It can output the Vegas Pro natively supported video format MPEG-2, WMV with the original quality, no quality loss.
Have a look at the steps below for the easy steps to converting P2 MXF files to MPEG2 for Sony Vegas Pro.
Step 1: Add source video
Free download and run the DVCPRO P2 MXF Converter. Click the button “File” to add HPX3100 MXF P2 footage to it.
Tip: If you want to join several P2 MXF files into singe one, just check the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Choose MPEG output format
Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2 (.mpg), which is the compatible formats for the Sony Vegas Pro.
Step 3: Adjust the output settings
Click the “Settings” button and choose the right option like 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box. You can adjust all the items in the following interface, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels (include 5.1 channels).
Step 4: Convert Panasonic P2 MXF for Sony Vegas
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Panasonic P2 MXF Converter will start converting the P2 MXF to MPG for Sony Vegas Pro.
After the conversion, import the MPEG-2 videos to Sony Vegas and adjust the Project Properties of the video file.
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