Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF and Final Cut Pro X workflow

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What’s the best workflow for Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF video files and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X? The workflow would depend greatly on how powerful your Mac system is. If for any reason you are unable to use Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF files in Final Cut Pro X fluidly, this tutorial may shed you some light. It explains a way of transcoding Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF media to FCP X preferred ProRes 422 codec for a smooth editing workflow on your Mac machine.

How to transcode MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing

“Is there a way to go back to the previous version of Final Cut Pro X? I have serious issues editing Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF footage in FCP X after the upgradation to macOS High Sierra and FCP X 10.4. FCP X won’t import the Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF clips correctly, so they are totally unusable. How can I get a fix for this? Please help.”

As far as I know, it is impossible to download older versions of FCP X from Apple, which is annoying in cases like this. Until Apple fixes this the only solution is to somehow transcode the Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF footage to another format (e.g. Apple ProRes Codec ) that FCP X will handle well.



How to transcode Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:

Video Converter (It is available for Mac, simply download the proper version depending on your computer.)

Free download Mac Version

Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF files into it to do conversion at a time.

import MXF video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select output format.
We would recommend choosing “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes is FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Start MXF files conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) MXF files to ProRes conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated files for editing in Premiere Pro on your Mac with optimum performance.

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