What’s the best workflow for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 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 DMC-GF8 MXF files in Final Cut Pro X fluidly, this tutorial may shed you some light. It explains a way of transcoding Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 MXF media to FCP X preferred ProRes 422 codec for a smooth editing workflow on your Mac machine.
“Hi guys, I’ve been struggling with one problem none has been able to fix so far. I’m editing some MXF files coming from a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 through FCP X. For some reason the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 .mxf files are imported without any audio. I have processed a lot of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 MXF videos in the past without any issues at all and I’m following exactly the same procedure – the only change is that I have updated my OS to High Sierra. This is really strange and I’m wondering if it’s related to some update in FCP X and if anyone else has experienced a similar issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!”
This is a known issue between FCP X and macOS High Sierra. One solution is transcoding Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 MXF media to ProRes codec first, then import into FCP X. Check a guide on how to process Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 MXF to ProRes conversion for FCP X editing.
To transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 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-GF8 MXF files into it to do conversion at a time.
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.
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.
Step 3: Start MXF files conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 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.