Conevrt Blackmagic MXF DNxHD to Apple ProRes for on Mac OS X

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Conevrt Blackmagic MXF DNxHD to Apple ProRes for on Mac OS X

Postby Vincent121 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:06 am

Conevrt Blackmagic MXF DNxHD to Apple ProRes for on Mac OS X

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Summary: In this post you will know how to transcode Blackmagic recorded MXF DNxHD (185X) to ProRes 422 on Mac 10.8.


The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio recorder is a file-based deck that records uncompressed in QuickTime and compressed in ProRes and DNxHD, storing the files onto two 2.5″ SSDs. Two SSD slots are available and allow continuous recording–the second disk automatically begins recording when the first becomes full. The disks can afterwards be hooked up to a computer by USB.



A diverse set of connections consists of 3G SDI, component, HDMI, XLR, RCA, Thunderbolt, USB and RS422. SD, HD, and 2K formats are supported, and capacity is additionally available for 4K playback from an SSD in ProRes. Color options are SD and HD 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4. Recording in 4:2:2 uncompressed offers higher dynamic range and thus more precision in color correction. Alternatively, recording in compressed ProRes or DNxHD allows five times longer recording and all the same maintains 10-bit color and full frame 1920 x 1080 sampling.

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.

MXF DNxHD to ProRes conversion

From the above information, you can see the software can records Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD codec. In your editing, if you need to transcode video to Apple ProRes or transcode video to DNxHD, you can use Pavtube MXF converter for Mac, which has presetted profiles for ProRes and DNxHD. You can learn more in MXF column.

Easy steps:

1. Drag and drop your Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio recorded MXF (DNxHD) files into the Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac.


2. Choose format that you need. To convert MXF DNxHD to Apple ProRes, you can click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).


3. You can adjust the prores parameters according to your need.


After conversion, you can use the ProRes files as you want, such as importing to FCP (X) for editing on Mac OS X, etc.

Note: You can use Pavtube DVD Creator Mac to burn MXF to DVD on Mac. Now if you buy Pavtube converter products, you can get a free DVD Creator (Win or Mac) in the Christmas Giveaway 2012, and on other products you can save 40%, please take a look!


PS. Learn more on how to convert MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP, please visit this video on YouTube.
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