DNxHD to ProRes For FCP - Editing Avid DNxHD files in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X

If you have any issue when importing DNxHD MXF files to Final Cut Pro, just follow this simple guide, which offers you a quick fix for the problems with DNxHD MXF and FCP 7, FCP X.

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"Hello there,
I've been provided with HD background plates in Avid's DNxHD format. Every time I import a 16bpc clip into Final Cut Pro 7 and set the project to be 16bpc, the program crashes.
Anybody got any experience with this?"

This is a known issue. While, after frequent testing and customer's feedback, a good suggestion is to use Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to transcode DNxHD MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro native editing.

With this professional DNxHD to ProRes converter app, you can easily convert all DNxHD files like DNxHD MXF to ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), and ProRes 422 (Proxy) for using in FCP 7, FCP X smoothly and flawlessly. Besides, with it you can also convert DNxHD to any other video or audio formats including AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, FLV, AAC, MP3 and more. Some simple video editing functions like trim, crop, add watermark are also provided for you. If you are a Windows user, please turn to the Windows version - MXF Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert Avid DNxHD MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X on Mac OS X.

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Full Guide on Converting DNxHD to ProRes on Mac OS X

Step 1. Load DNxHD files

Install the DNxHD to ProRes converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the Avid DNxHD files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the app.

Step 2. Select output format

Hit the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP X.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & 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. Start conversion

Tap "Convert" button on the main interface to start DNxHD MXF to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

You can check the conversion process in the Window. After the conversion, it is easy to import the transcoded DNxHD MXF videos to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for further editing.

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