How to import Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF clips to FCP X?

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If your FCP X reports an import error or something similar while handling Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF files, you may wish to read this tutorial. We write it to help those who are meeting problems working with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X. It presents a way of converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF files to ProRes codec for use in FCP X smoothly.

How to transcode MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing

“I have an issue with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X. Worked perfectly with Sierra, not working anymore with High Sierra. FCP X reports an import error, then you can play the clip but no sound. Does anyone have the same issue? How do you solve it? Please kindly suggest a solution if you know. Thanks in advance.”

After the upgradation to 10.4 with macOS High Sierra, FCP X has issues coping with MXF footage from Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and other cameras. To be able to use Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF media in FCP X fluidly, you could convert them first. Check a guide on how to encode Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF files to ProRes codec for editing in FCP X fluently.



How to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
download Mac version

Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 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 DMC-GX8 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 DMC-GX8 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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