Import Panasonic P2 MXF footage to Sony Vegas Pro for Editing

Q: The Panasonic HVX200 creates .mxf files on its P2 memory, and I thought that these were supported since Vegas 6, and I have, but the .mxf files do not seem drag to the time line. Is it only Sony .mxf files that are supported? – Smith

The footage shot onto a P2 card in DVCPRO (HD) with Panasonic Camcorders such as AG-HVX200, AG-HPX300, etc are normally save as MXF files which are usually known as P2 MXF file for short; however, the P2 MXF file is not naturally supported by some video editing software like Sony Vegas Pro, Windows Movie Maker, etc. When importing the P2 MXF files to these programs for editing, you probably will meet some troubles as above user.

From this problem quoted above, we find that this user met the trouble when trying to import the P2 MXF files from his Panasonic HVX200 to Vegas Pro. Considering that there will be probably many other Panasonic P2 camcorder users would encounter the similar trouble when importing the P2 MXF footage to Sony Vegas Pro for editing, so we solve the trouble for you here.

One of the solutions is to purchase the Raylight Ultra plugin. With this, you can either edit your P2 footage directly in the Sony Vegas Pro timeline or you can convert the Panasonic P2 MXF files to AVI format with the software that Raylight comes with. While, for some users, they may feel that the Raylight Ultra is a bit expensive. Well, here we offer you the other option- to transcode Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to MOV/WMV for Sony Vegas Pro with a 3rd party software.

Here we recommend the cheap but easy-to-use software to you- UFUWare MXF Converter. This P2 MXF to Sony Vegas Converter is the best application you to convert/transcode Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF files to Sony Vegas Pro compatible format easily at super fast speed. What’s more, this P2 MXF to Sony Vegas Converter also can help you to convert Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to any other common video format like AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, TS, DivX, VOB, etc as you need. Below we show you the detailed guide. Before following the guide, please make sure you’ve download and installed the best P2 MXF to Sony Vegas Converter on your computer (You can free download the trial version).

How to import Panasonic P2 MXF videos to Sony Vegas Pro for smoothly editing?

Step 1. Download, install and launch the UFUWare P2 MXF Converter, and then click the button “File” to add P2 MXF footage to the program. (Note: You should find the MXF video from one MXF whole structure folder, here I take my P2-dvcpro25 as an example: double click the P2-dvcpro25> CONTENTS> VIDEO, and then you can find the MXF file.)

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Step 2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For smoothly editing in Vegas, you are recommended to choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv), this format is best for Sony Vegas Pro editing.

Step 3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

Step 4. Click “Convert” to start to convert Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to Sony Vegas Pro.

With this Panasonic MXF to Sony Vegas Pro converter, it becomes easy for you to convert Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF video to Vegas Pro smoothly for editing.

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