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Transcoding Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio MXF DNxHD to ProRes 422 For FCP X

    The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro creates files that are perfect for any broadcast and post production workflow! HyperDeck Studio’s uncompressed video files are recorded in QuickTime format to provide universal compatibility with leading video software. Both HyperDeck Studio models also support Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD industry standard file compression so you can record directly to your preferred video format. DNxHD and ProRes provide 5 times longer recording than uncompressed HD video, while maintaining 10-bit color and full frame 1920 x 1080 sampling.

    Although it announces that the videos which are recorded by Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro can be compatible with Final Cut Pro, Avid Meida Composer or some other common editing pograms, owing to the different codec and computer configuration, some persons still meet importing or other audio/video problems while they are trying to edit these videos in FCP X as the user below.

    We received our Hyperdeck Studio on September 26th., bu the problem appeared after several days. Placing an SSD drive from the Hyperdeck into a SATA reader produces nothing but garbled results. MXF DNxHD will not be imported into either Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro. Instead, it seems to start importing the footage then causes both applications to quit unexpectedly.

    Then how to bypass this problem? As we all know, the most compatible video format for FCP X editing is Apple ProRes. So the problem becomes easy. We just need to find a third party program to transcode these MXF DNxHD videos to ProRes 422 for FCP X. Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It can deal with MXF videos from HyperDeck Studio Pro to FCP X without quality loss.

    How to transcode Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio MXF DNxHD to ProRess 422 for FCP X

    Step 1:Download, install and run MXF to ProRes Converter for Mac, drag and drop your Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio recorded MXF (DNxHD) files into the professional Converter on Mac.

    Step 2:Choose output format for FCP X editing. To convert MXF DNxHD to Apple ProRes, you can click and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the output format.


    Step 3:Tap the "Settings" on the main interface to adjust the parameters if you need.


    Step 4:Click the Conversion button to start transcoding MXF DNxHD videos from Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio to FCP X.

    Once the conversion process is at 100%, you can easily find the converted videos for FCP X through "Open" button. So there you have it. Pretty Simple! In this way, you can import/edit Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio MXF DNxHD videos in Final Cut Pro X smoothly.

    HyperDeck Studio Key Features:
    1. Record and playback to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Avid DNxHD MXF (Material EXchange Format) A file format from the Pro-MPEG Forum for the interchange of video production
    2. information. MXF files include audio/video content and related meta-data (production notes, camera settings, time code positions, etc. or 10-bit uncompressed QuickTime formats.
    3. Familiar broadcast deck VTR design and functionality, including jog/shuttle wheel and RS-422 deck control.
    4. A high resolution LCD screen displays timecode and transport information plus a full color preview of the current clip in record and playback.

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