How to import Panasonic P2 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro?

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How to import Panasonic P2 MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro?

Have you ever been disappointed when you failed to import Panasonic P2 camcorder recorded videos to Premiere Pro (CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6). Well, it is not the Adobe Premiere Pro’s fault. In fact, even Adobe Premiere Pro does not work with the Panasonic P2 video codec.

Adobe Premiere Pro supports MXF ( P2 Movie: Panasonic Op-Atom variant of MXF, with video in DV, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO  or AVC-I formats; Media eXchange Format; Avid MXF Movie, XDCAM HD Movie). However, Premiere Pro still can’t totally support MXF video files, especial Panasonic P2 MXF.

MXF to Premiere Pro Converter allows you to convert MXF video files from Panasonic P2, Canon XF,  and Sony XDCAM camcorder to AVI, MPG, MP4, MOV, etc Premiere Pro supported formats. Then you can import Panasonic P2 MXF files to Premiere Pro CS4, CS5 and CS6 for further editing.

Preparation
1. Connect the Panasonic P2 camcorder to computer and transfer Panasonic P2 MXF files to hard drive.
2. Download the Panasonic P2 MXF to Premiere Pro Converter and install it to your computer.
Note: This P2 MXF to Premiere Pro Converter has two versions: one is HD Video Converter for Windows and another is HD Converter for Mac.

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Transcode Panasonic P2 MXF for Adobe Premiere Pro

Step1: Add Panasonic P2 MXF video files
Free Download Panasonic P2 MXF to Premiere Pro Converter, install and run it. Click “Add Video” to add Panasonic P2 MXF video on the program.

MXF to Premiere - Convert MXF for Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5

Step2: Choose Premiere Pro best video format
Click the “Format” drop-down list and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”.  The H.264 MOV is a good format for Adobe Premiere Pro editing.

Convert Panasonic MXF to H.264 MOV for Premiere Pro

Step3: Settings
You can click “Settings” button to do some adjustment with size, bitrate, etc.
Tip: If you like, you can click edit to trim or crop thePanasonic P2 MXF video files, and you can add 3D effect on the P2 MXF videos.

Convert 2D MXF to 3D

Step4: Click the convert button to convert Panasonic P2 MXF video to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro (CS3, CS4, CS 5, CS6)

After Panasonic P2 MXF to Premiere Pro MPEG-2 conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the converted video files. Now, you can import Panasonic P2 MXF to Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 for editing.

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