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How to Transcode DNxHD to ProRes Quckily and Easily


Just in case you got some DNxHD files and want to import DNxHD to Final Cut Pro for editing, you probably would meet some troubles like choke, white screen, no audio, etc. Although FCP plays well with many different codecs, obviously DNxHD is not completely native to FCP. To solve the issue, a quick workaround is to convert DNxHD to ProRes for Final Cut Pro. Read this article and you will learn a fast DNxHD to ProRes lossless conversion.

Generally, FCP X does support DNxHD if it is rewrapped as QT/MOV and if the Avid QuickTime Codecs LT plug-in is installed. If you didn't install the plug-in correctly or got some DNxHD MXF files, a better solution is to transcode DNxHD to ProRes. To get the work done, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you.

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Overall, the program is a professional yet all-in-one video conversion tool. With it, you can easily convert all DNxHD files to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6. Besides, the Mac video converter can convert MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Some simple video editing functions like trim, crop, watermark are also provided for you. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert DNxHD to Apple ProRes for FCP.

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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 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 videos to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for further editing.

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