Convert GXF Files to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for FCP X on Mac

General eXchange Format (GXF), is a file exchange format for the transfer of simple and compound clips between television program storage systems. It is a container format that can contain Motion JPEG (M-JPEG), MPEG, or DV-based video compression standards, with associated audio, time code, and user data that may include user-defined metadata. Originally GXF was developed by Grass Valley Group, then standardized by SMPTE as SMPTE 360M,[1] and was extended in SMPTE RDD 14-2007 to include high-definition video resolutions. GXF has a fairly simple data model compared with SMPTE MXF container format since it should be used for file transfers and not as a storage format with no editing capabilities.[3] SMPTE RDD 14-2007 is only 57 pages long, compared with many hundreds of pages for the MXF standards.

Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio, which is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X may not import GXF video format for editing!

If you have some GXF files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert GXF to Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 (*.mov) for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. You may ask “How?” This article is going to tell you how to Convert GXF to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The GXF to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.

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Now follow this guide to starting your GXF files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.

Step 1. Load GXF videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After copying GXF videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the GXF Converter, and click the Add button to load GXF videos.

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Step 2. Choose MOV for FCP X on Mac OS X.

Click the Format option and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output video format. To get high quality video, you can adjust Profile Parameters by clicking Settings button and make sure the original option is used for the Bit rate option. The application will convert GXF files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.

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Step 3. Convert GXF files to Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button and the conversion from GXF files to Apple compatible ProRes .mov or quicktime mov videos for Final Cut Pro X/FCP X starts immediately.


This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac can also let you convert GXF files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

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