As we know, P2 media is recorded in MXF format, and it offers a variety of formats to choose from (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, and AVC-Intra 50 and AVC-Intra 100), differing in bit depth (8 or 10 bits), scanning mode (Progressive or Interlaced) and also frame rate. No matter which P2 camcorder you are now have you probably would like to edit the recorded P2 MXF footage with an editing program, for example Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12.
Premiere Elements is the stripped back, simpler option for video editors who do not want the complexity, advanced features and extra cost of Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 features an interface that has been created for ease of use, but there is also the option to select between Expert or Quick editing modes; depending upon your skill level and needs.
As P2 MXF format is mainly for recording, many playable devices and editing software can’t accept P2 MXF video format, you may meet with video compatibility problems when you want to use P2 MXF with editing software Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12.
In this case, you may want to choose a top P2 MXF converter to convert your P2 MXF files to the compatibility MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12. Below list the the detail supported format with Premiere Elements 12/13:
Video File Formats Supported by Premiere Elements 12/13 – import
|Format and filename extension|
|3GPP (.3gp, .3g2)|
|Adobe Shockwave Flash (.swf)|
|Audio Video Interleave (.avi)|
|AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)|
|DV stream (.dv)|
|H.264 (.mp4, .m4v)|
|H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v)|
|MPEG-1 (.m1v, .mpeg, .mpe)|
|MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mp2, .mpg)|
|MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)|
|Video Object (DVD video) (.vob)|
|Windows Media (.wmv) *|
Then to solve the problem, we just need to look for a powerful third party program to convert P2 MXF videos into MPEG-2( the format which is proved to be the most compatible one with all the Adobe products, including Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 ), or MOV. Here we highly recommend Pavtube iMixMXF (Best Mac (multi-track) MXF Converter Review) to you. Which could be the professional P2 MXF converting tool that can work the P2 MXF well with Premiere Elements 13/12. It can support the multiple audios as output, would you like to have a try?
More Features of Pavtube iMixMXF:
Convert P2 MXF video files
iMixMXF Supports batch convert Panasonic MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, video to MP4, H.264, MPEG-4, M4V, MOV, DV, MPEG-2, FLV, SWF, 3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, HD Video etc with amazing quality and fast speed.
Import P2 MXF video to editing software
iMixMXF can help you convert then import P2 MXF video to FCP X/7, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Premiere Pro/CS 4/CS 5/CS 6, Pinnacle Studio, QuickTime, iTunes and other editing applications.
Transfer P2 MXF Files to any device
iMixMXF supports import MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, files to all Apple/Android/Windows tablet and smartphone.
Easy to use
Batch conversion, concise guidance, friendly interface, three steps, fast speed and best quality.
Edit P2 MXF files
Allows us to edit P2 MXF video files: Clip, Crop, Merge, Apply effect, set output parameter, Snapshot, Rotate etc.
The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it, it is 100% clean and safe:
How to Convert MXF Files to MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements 12/13
Download and install Pavtube MXF Converter on Mac (compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and lower versions).
Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.
Step 1: Add P2 MXF files to the program
Click the “Add File” button to select the P2 MXF videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time.
Note: P2 MXF systems produce split A/V which means the video and audio are stored in separate files. Some careless editors may only import the video files into an P2 MXF converter. The result is that there will be no audio in the output video. Make sure that the whole P2 MXF file structure is transferred before converting.
Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder
Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, click “Format” options to select the best format. It is recommended to select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” for best output format. If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported P2 MXF files to one output video.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3: Convert
Click “Convert” button to start conversion immediately. Few minutes later, you will get output video in your destination folder.
After converting P2 MXF to Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13. workable formats you can easily import them to your Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 for editing. Hope you have a good editing experience.
Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ P2 MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.