How to Use the Panasonic HVX200 with Avid Media Composer
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With Avid, editing footage captured with the Panasonic HVX200 camera is fast and easy. Avids system uses the same native file format as Panasonic P2 memory cards, so theres no need for any transcode, capture or file conversion process at all. You can edit directly and immediately from the P2 cards if you like or have Avid Media Composer create a rapid backup of your files. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
In addition to providing the fastest path from shooting to editing the Avid P2 workflow also integrates P2 formats directly so you dont have to shuttle through tapes looking for a shot. It imports metadata automatically into the Avid bin; supports P2 media natively over 24p as well as 60i; and provides an easy mechanism to copy the P2 media to Avid local or shared storage so you can reuse your P2 cards as quickly as possible.
The sections that follow introduce the specific workflow for the Panasonic HVX200 P2 camera and Avid Media Composer version 2.7 onwards. Earlier versions of Media Composer do support more basic P2 workflows. Please consult the product documentation for more details.
The following tutorials cover: camera setup including choosing format and frame rate; accessing P2 media in Media Composer; protecting and backing up P2 assets; and outputting your P2 project from Media Composer.
Note that a quick reference guide detailing the step-by-step instructions discussed in these tutorials is available on the Avid P2 web page. This workflow applies whether your using a laptop or workstation a Mac or a PC. Just be sure to check the system requirements for your particular configuration before you begin.