How to Convert Ikegami GFCam MXF to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro?

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Summary: This post explains what to do if Final Cut Pro refused accepting Ikegami MXF files as import. If you are looking for the best workflow between Ikegami and Final Cut Pro, you can simply follow it.

“I am curious to know if anyone has worked with video imported via GF Pak from an Ikegmai GFCam HDS-V10 in FCP X? We just purchased new HD cameras and if the Ikegami format isn’t compatabile with FCP X, I won’t waste my time on a crusade to go Apple. Thanks for the help.”

”Hi, all, Can anyone help please? I have someIkegami footage in MXF format taken with a GFCAM HDS-V10 that I needed to import to Final Cut Pro for editing. Unfortunately FCP does not seem to recognize the GFCAM MXF files. Every time when I tried to import, Premiere just crashed. Does anyone have suggestions for the best workflow between Ikegami GFCAM footage and Final Cut Pro? Thank a lot for your help.”

What to do if you have Ikegami MXF footage that fails to import to Final Cut Pro X/7/6? Transcoding Ikegami footage into an intermediate format that Final Cut Pro X/7/6 can deal with, e.g. Apple ProRes 422 MOV on Mac, is the way to go. You can use UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac as an Ikegami GFCAM MXF Converter to do Ikegami HDS-V10/HDN-X10/HDK-55 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro (FCP X/7/6) conversion. It offers optimal format presets for both NLE applications and portable devices.

Steps to convert Ikegami GFCAM MXF video files to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7/X

Step 1: Download the free trial version of Ikegami MXF to QuickTime Converter for Mac from the download link provided above. Install and start up it. From the main interface, click ‘Add video’ or ‘Add from folder’ to import source footage.

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Step 2: Choose ProRes 422 MOV as output format for FCP 6/7/X
To be able to transcode Ikegami GFCam MXF for use in Final Cut Pro X/7/6, you can from the ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes 422 is FCP’s native editing codec, which FCP will recognize and handle well.

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Step 3: Customize video and audio settings if necessary. You are allowed to do advanced settings on video bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio sample rate, audio channels and more.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ button to start encoding Ikegami GFCam MXF data for using smoothly within Final Cut Pro version 6, 7 and X. Soon after the conversion is complete, you can hit ‘Open’ button to get the generated Apple ProRes 422 MOV files for post production in FCP.

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