P2 (P2 is a short form for "Professional Plug-In") is a professional digital recording solid-state memory storage media format and especially tailored to electronic news-gathering (ENG) applications. It features tapeless (non-linear) recording of DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO-HD, or AVC-Intra streams on a solid-state flash memory.
P2 card: A solid-state memory card for recording DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, and AVC-Intra media within MXF container files.
DVCPRO HD is a high definition addition to the DV/DVCPRO format family, is a 100 Mbps extension of the DVCPRO (25) and DVCPRO 50 formats, used for capturing and editing high-quality HD video.
iMovie and Final Cut Express don't have native support for P2 DVCPRO HD MXF Files, while looking for the best way toedit P2 DVCPRO HD MXF videos on Mac, I find Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac help making the editing easy and smooth. The best format for importing into iMovie and FCE is Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), so you need to wrap P2 DVCPRO HD MXF footage to AIC for iMovie and Final Cut Express with Aunsoft P2 MXF converter. Follow the guide to easily edit P2 DVCPRO HD MXF videos in iMovie and Final Cut Express.
Step 1. Import P2 MXF files to Aunsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic P2 camcorder to your Mac and run TransMXF for Mac. Click the "Add" button to browse .mxf videos from directory.
Step 2. Choose AIC as output format.
Click the "Format" option and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express" → "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".
To get 1920*1080 resolution for output video, just click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic P2 DVCPRO HD MXF video to AIC on Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Panasonic MXF video converter will start the conversion from Panasonic P2 MXF to AIC for editing on Mac iMovie and Final Cut Express.