Media Composer is the most widely used NLE for professional film and video editing. With Media Composer 7, you gain accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, automated media management, and Interplay Sphere for Mac support, extending real-time production everywhere. In theory, if you have a Panasonic P2 camcorder which shot videos in P2 MXF format, you are able to edit the P2 MXF footage with Avid Media Composer 7 when you install a P2 AMA plug-in.
However, this dose not always work. I have seen someone face problems. "I have loaded the AMA plug-in but it will not import my MXF files (originally from Panasonic P2, but now sitting on my system still in correct folder structure with all files in place)." The user has checked all things including the version, the file location, etc but finally failed. In this case, you will need a converter to convert the P2 MXF footage to an Avid supportable format.
Convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Avid DNxHD for editing in Media Composer
1. Install P2 MXF to Avid Converter and load in source P2 MXF file.
To convert MXF/P2 MXF clips, Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac is the best choice. It could convert Panasonic P2 MXF to Avid DNxHD mov with high quality for editing in Avid Media Composer 7. Download Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac as MXF to Avid Converter, install and run it. Load source P2 MXF file into this powerful MXF to Avid Converter.
2. Choose "Avid DNxHD mov" for editing in Avid Media Composer 7.
Click "Format" and you will see a drop-down list of output formats. Choose "Avid Media Composer" then "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" as output format. Click "Output" to browse your PC for output location.
3. Output video and audio setting. (Optional)
If you want to check or adjust the set up of output video and audio, click "Settings". In the profile setting interface, you can see the properties of original MXF file and the output file. You can set the size, bitrate or frame rate according to your need or just keep default setting.
4. Convert P2 MXF to DNxHD for Avid editing.
When the above steps are done, click "Start conversion" to convert Panasonic P2 MXF to DNxHD mov for editing in Avid Media Composer 7. (Note: If you want to get a combined file from several MXF clips, click "Merge into one file" before conversion.) Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac utilizes all cores to speed up the converting speed, so the time needed is less than other converters. What's more, you will have no problems with audio and video synchronization.