To clarify, the first procedure outlined doesn't apply to the 2.8 version of the MC app, which will not 'see' the content of the volumes while still in the camera or P2 Store.
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Bill, I think your comment only applies to one possible option in step 1c, importing from the P2 card directly.
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Ok, I am a bit new to Avid. I am having some serious trouble importing my mxf files saved on a external harddrive. The media is saved from the Panasonic Hd camera it was shot in and they are not set as read only files. I keep reading about selecting the contents folder. I have no problem getting to this step, but, I cant select the entire folder. Windows, or avid, is prompting me to select a single file. I know that doesn't work. Also something to note, I am using the trial version of avid to see which program my production company is going to purchase. I would really like to get this media into Avid so I can see what it can do. Any adivce?
If I try and do the import route, it simply takes me to this step and I cant select the contents folder. It keeps prompting me to open it. If i go the media tools route it doesn't find any of the media on my drive. Please Please Please help!
First, what version of MC are you running?
Avid Supported File Import Formats:
Stills: All common graphic file formats including .TGA, .TIF, .PSD, .G, .DKO, .VPB
Clips (optional): QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF file
What you need to do is using a MXF Converter, with which you could easily convert MXF files to Avid.
Searched via Google, I got Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac which works well in converting MXF to various formats or devices for playback. Hope it works for you!
Hello, I saw that you were helping another fellow out with P2 cards and i'm having a bit of trouble myself. I figured i'd ask you because you seem to be very knowledgeable.
I'm working with a Panasonic HVX-200p and a 4g p2 card. I shot test footage in 1080i/24p. Also i'm working with Media Composer 5. I'm having trouble getting the audio with the video footage onto mc5. While messing around i somehow i got the video footage on there but as soon as i disconnect the camera from my mac pro the audio disappears. I'm confused and not sure how to remedy the problem. Any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I also have the contents folder on my desktop but MC5 won't allow me to import my MXF audio or video files into a bin. I'm confused and not sure what i'm doing wrong.
I was having this same problem and was looking for the solution.
I recorded from HVX 200 onto P2 card, and saved onto a 500GB / 7200 RPM GDrive Mini.
So, I've downloaded the converter you recommended, however I'm wondering what is the best format to convert to?
There isn't an option in the converter that says "Avid" so right now, I'm doing DivX HD.avi - before I spend 100 hours converting all the footage, i'm wondering is this the highest quality / best thing to convert to?
Probably will have more questions to come.
To add, it's still not working with .avi files, they're completely black.
Did .mov file and it worked, however isn't a .mov file seriously compressed?
So I've imported my P2 footage into a bin (Step 1 - clips to bin). I am just not able to perform Step 2- importing the footage so it will be online when I close avid and come back later.Maybe I did something wrong but 1. I've selected every clip in my bin so the clips are all marked blue2. I've closed every other bin but the one containing my clips3. I've clicked on Import P2 - > MediaI get this error:
I am using Media Composer 5.5.2
The MXF is not a good editing format for Avid Media Composer. If you use the Panasonic P2 MXF Plugin to help you recode MXF to Avid Media Composer best comfortable video format MOV in QuickTime code, which will take you a long time and much money.
Sometimes I use Aunsoft to convert P2 MXF to Avid MOV. It works well.
Those last two postings are very wrong. MC handles MXF perfectly. Going to mov's first is pretty much insane, and is likely to strip off metadata.
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