P2 MXF files are OP-Atom （MXF Operational Pattern Atom）, where each track of video and audio are stored in separate files. This complicates the housekeeping of the files since steps must be taken to ensure related tracks are kept together when files are moved or copied. The P2 uses a 6-character identifier in the filename of all related files.
P2 card: A solid-state memory card for recording DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, and AVC-Intra media within MXF container files.
Most of us would choose Panasonic Camcorder MXF as the recording mode, as it provides high quality videos. However, it is not easy to edit movies in this format on Mac, as it requires high configuration to handle P2 DVCPRO MXF videos. While looking for the best way to edit Panasonic P2 DVCPRO MXF videos on Mac OS X, I find aPubsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac help making the editing easy and smooth.
If you would like to easily edit Panasonic P2 DVCPRO MXF videos on Mac iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or Final Cut Express, just follow the guide below with aPubsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Import P2 MXF files to aPubsoft P2 MXF Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic camcorder to iMac and run MXF Video Converter for Mac. Click the “Add” button to browse .mxf videos from directory.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. The aPubsoft Mac MXF video converter will convert Panasonic P2 DVCPRO MXF to HD MOV with H.264 as video codec. To get 1920*1080 resolution output video, just click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size. Also Can choose the Quicktime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic P2 DVCPRO MXF video to MOV 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 MOV for easy editing on Mac iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express.