Convert Panasonic AJ-PX5000G MXF to MP4/MOV for watching on iPad/Apple TV

Summary: This article shows you how to convert/transcode Panasonic AJ-PX5000G MXF files to MP4/MOV, so that you can play your P2 MXF recordings on iPad or Apple TV without limiatations.

Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-Mount Camcorder:

  • 2/3" 2.2Mp MOS Image Sensor
  • AVC-ULTRA Recording
  • Full-HD Resolution of 1920 x 1080
  • Built-in microP2 Card Slots
  • Dual Codec Recording
  • HDMI / SDXC / Dynamic Range Stretch
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 60 dB
  • AVC-LongG Quality Levels
  • Built-in GPS Function
  • Recording File: MXF File

I just tried to encode HD video converter MXF P2.When I encode P2 recorded in AVC-Intra Full HD (1920 * 1080). the encoded image is not in the correct ratio, it is fully extended. Can be with one of your products inlay timecode of the P2? I have tried profiles IPad and apple TV. I have need to encode in H 264 at 500kb/s size 640px width 360px height. I use for example the AJ-PX5000G.

The Material eXchange Format (MXF) is an open file format, targeted at the interchange of audio-visual material with associated data and metadata. Panasonic P2 digital video cameras can output MXF files with DVCPro encodings. It’s not an easy thing for film producers to play MXF video on iPad/Apple TV, because iPad or Apple TV does not have native support for .MXF clips recorded by camcorders like Panasonic AJ-PX5000G, etc. That is the reason why we need to convert P2 MXF to MP4/MOV which is a iPad/Apple TV-friendly format. Here are the easy steps to convert and play Panasonic AJ-PX5000G MXF on iPad/Apple TV.

At first, a 3rd-party converter software is what you need to do MXF file to MP4/MOV conversion. Here, this efficient and smart MXF Converter- Pavtube MXF Converter and MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended.

With it, you can convert MXF to MP4/MOV with lightening speed and extraordinary quality. Becides, it is also designed to convert other kinds of HD videos. After converting, you can play MXF files from Panasonic AJ-PX5000G on iPad series (iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad, etc)/Apple TV (versions 1,2,3) and some media players like Quicktime with ease or import MXF footage to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid/Premiere for editing smoothly. What's more, it can work as a video editing tool with Trim, Crop, Merge and Watermark function.

Simplest way to convert Panasonic AJ-PX5000G MXF to MP4/MOV for playing on iPad series and Apple TV versions 1,2,3

Step 1. Add MXF files to the best MXF Converter for Mac
Please note that you must have the entire MXF file structure when loading them to MXF converter to do format conversion. If you just have some loose .MXF clips, your files will have image only without sound.

See MXF file structure on Panasonic’s P2 card as below.

The above screenshot clearly shows .MXF clips are all saved in ‘VIDEO’ folder, while audio files are all stored in ‘AUDIO’ folder. When you importing .MXF clips from the correct file structure, MXF Converter for Mac are able to recognize audio tracks from ‘AUDIO’ folder automatically, which ensures the converted files have both image and sound correctly.

Downlaod, run the MXF Converter for Mac, then click “Add” or “Add from folder” button to load the MXF files from Panasonic AJ-PX5000G.

Step 2. Select the output format
Click the “Format” drop-down list, you can choose "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" for playing on your ipad or Apple TV series devices. You can also select "MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)". 

Step 3. If you have other ideas of adjusting your output videos, we suggest you to go to the 'Settings' or 'Edit' buttons to get more details. Or go back to the main interface to press the 'Convert' icon to get started!

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