Blackmagic DNxHD issue: Import Black Magic Avid DNxHD to FCP

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Blackmagic DNxHD issue: Import Black Magic Avid DNxHD to FCP

Postby vivian68 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:20 am

Blackmagic DNxHD issue: Import Black Magic Avid DNxHD to FCP

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Description: This article aims to help Black Magic Cinema Camera users to smoothly convert the Blackmagic DNxHD compressed footage to FCP ProRes on mac for further edting.

"Hi I have some videos shot on a black magic cinema camera to edit in FCP. They are MOV files but encoded with DNxHD, what i should do?"

Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a camera from Black Magic Design, is very popular these years. It is equipped with 2.5k image sensor and capable of recording uncompressed 12-bit RAW DNG files, or ProRes/DNxHD codec; they are preserved in built-in SSD drives. It supports recording more than five hours on a single 480 GB SSD. Hereby, many people choose to start video shooting with this BlackMagic Cinema Camera for its lovely price and good video quality.

For people who want to edit their blackmagic cinema camera videos on mac, FCP should be the top 3 choices. However, although the compressed video from blackmagic camera do have prores codec, it’s not very native and well compatible with FCP. Besides, many other users may choose ANxHD as the default output format.

Therefore the best workflow it toconvert Blackmagic camera videos to ProRes for FCP on Mac. To accomplish this goal, a powerful, easy-to-use DNxHD to ProRes Converter can help you out within a few clicks.


How to transcode Black Magic Camera DNxHD MOV footage to FCP ProRes on mac

Step 1. Install this professional Mac HD Video Converter, load Black Magic Cinema Camera footage into it.

Raw videos are preserved in a portable SSD drive inside camera; you can mount the disk to any computer, or use Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck Studio deck.

Click Top Left icon to load individual videos, or the second one to load the entire folder.


Step 2. Choose FCP most compatible video codec.

Click the Format drop-down list at the bottom, choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(*.mov), it's enough for most common editing in FCP.


If you want to get better video quality in FCP, Apple ProRess 422(HQ) may works for you better. Otherwise you can click Settings and choose high quality in bitrate box.


Step 3. Start converting Blackmagic Cinema Camera mov to ProRes for FCP

Click the big red circle to start the conversion; if you want to do a batch conversion, it’s able to choose shut down computer when conversion is done, or you can choose to start streaming server and share the videos in another computer directly.


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Source: Get Black Magic DNxHD MOV footage in to Final Cut Pro
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