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Import Panasonic GH5 4K to Final Cut Pro X on Mac

Category : 4K Editor , Final Cut Pro

When Trusted Reviews reviewed the Panasonic Lumix GH4, it was the first compact system camera to include 4K video capture at a time when 4K displays weren’t particularly prevalent. Nowadays, that’s changed and 4K/Ultra HD televisions are far more readily available.

Not surprisingly then, 4K once again plays a big part with the updated Lumix GH5. It’s worth immediately noting that the Lumix GH4 isn’t going anywhere; the new model merely acts as a high-end alternative for existing owners.

Key features

  • 20.3-megapixel sensor w/o low-pass filter
  • 5-axis dual IS
  • 4K/60fps, 4:2:2 10-bit HDR
  • New OLED 3.6m dot viewfinder
  • Unlimited recording time
  • Splash-, dust- and freeze-proof
  • Dual SD slot
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic

While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing Panasonic GH5 4K files to Final Cut Pro X. If you’re in such a situation, just go through this article, which mainly shows you how to get the Panasonic GH5 4K MOV/MP4 footage and FCP X to work beautifully.

Why you can’t sccessfully ingest the recorded MOV/MP4 footage from Panasonic GH5 to Final Cut ProX? Actually, the reason is simple. MOV and MP4 all have different codecs, some of which is not supported by FCP X. Although Canon provides Canon XF Utility of XF-AVC, this does not work all the time; we are not able to import or transcode the files for use in FCP X as we expect.

All-in-one video solution to solve the incompatible issue is to use third-party software to transcode the footage from the XC15 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. You can have a try – Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly and losslessly transcode Panasonic GH5 4K video files to FCP X best supported Apple ProRes codec with no quality loss, and then you can load the footages to Final Cut Pro for editing as you want. This FCP X converter has many preset codec/formats for output, such as Apple ProRes 422/4444/LT/HQ codec.

Besides, it can help you convert Panasonic GH5 4K for smoothly importing and editing in other non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, After Effects, Avid Media Composer and more with preset profile for you.

If you’re using a PC, turn to the Windows version here which also create Apple prores code for you.

Convert/Transcode Panasonic GH5 4K video files to Final Cut Pro X quickly

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Step 1. Import Panasonic GH5 4K files

Launch the MP4 to FCP converter. Here you can directly drag and drop the MP4 files to the converter, or go to Add button to load the 4K MOV/MP4 videos.

Step 2. Choose FCP X as the output format

Click “Format” bar to choose the format for output. For editing Panasonic GH5 4K in Final Cut Pro X, you can choose “Format -> Final Cut Pro X “; it’s best for FCP X editing.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. You can set video resolution, bitrate, frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.

Step 3. Start Panasonic GH5 4K to FCP X conversion on Mac

Now click the “Convert” button, and then leave the Mac FCP X Video Converter to do the rest automatically for you. After the Panasonic GH5 4K to FCP X Mac conversion, go to “File” > “Import” > and then you can freely use your video files in FCP (10.3).


Import DJI Inspire 2 H.265 to FCP X(10.3) on Mac successfully

The Inspire 2 takes everything that was good about the Inspire 1 and improves it. An all-new image processing system records at up to 5.2K in CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and more. It goes from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 5 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 58mph (94kph) and has a max descent speed of 9m/s for unheard of speed and agility in an aircraft this size. You can also use it to record some videos in H.265 video. Reference the following video format by DJI Inspire 2.

Want to edit DJI Inspire 2 H.265 video with FCP X?

After recording some H.265 video from DJI Inspire 2, you may want to import them to FCP X on Mac. But most of you related to problems regarding importing a quite hot file extension – DJI Inspire 2 H.265 in FCP X/7/6. Does FCP X support H.265 codec? The answer is NO. Currently, H.265 codec lacks of compatibility with the Apple ecosystem including FCP program. So how to get DJI Inspire 2 H.265 video worked in FCP X?

Choose one H.265 to FCP X Video Converter

In order to transcode DJI Inspire 2 H.265 to FCP X format easily and quickly, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a professional yet easy-to-use Mac H.265 encoder, is highly recommended. The article would show you how to change DJI Inspire 2 H.265 to FCP editing-friendly format step by step with Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly and losslessly transcode DJI Inspire 2 H.265 files to FCP X best supported Apple ProRes codec with no quality loss, and then you can load the footages to Final Cut Pro X for editing as you want. This H.265 to FCP converter has many preset codec/formats for output, such as Apple ProRes 422/4444/LT/HQ codec.

Best FCP Video Converter – Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac

Ttranscode H.265, XAVC, XAVC S, XAVC L, MP4, MKV etc to FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6 supported Apple ProRes 422/4444/LT/HQ codec for smooth editing on Mac.

 

Transcode and Import DJI Inspire 2 (4K) H.265 Video to Final Cut Pro X

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Step 1: Add DJI Inspire 2 H.265 video

Install the DJI Inspire 2 H.265 to Final Cut Pro X converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the H.265 video clips to the software. Or you can also click “Add video” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

Step 2: Choose FCP X compatible format

Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Tip 1: If you just want a certain clip of DJI Inspire 2 H.265 video, you can click “Edit selected task” button on the top menu. There, you can trim video footage.

Tip 2: Go to “Setting” tab to adjust video bitrate/codec/resolution and more. You can downscale your DJI Inspire 4K video to 1980*1080.

Step 3: Start DJI Inspire 2 H.265 video to ProRes conversion

Click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding DJI Inspire 2 H.265 video for FCP. After conversion, you can import converted video clips into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 to create the end results that you want.

If you did it as the steps, you will need to worry that you can’t edit your DJI Inspire 2 H.265 video in FCP any more. Now, you can shoot as many videos as you want with the extraordinary DJI Inspire 2 H.265 drone.

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Edit Sony Alpha a99 II 4K recordings with FCP on macOS Sierra

Category : 4K Cameras , Final Cut Pro , XAVC

Sony a99 II ($3,199.95 – Available for Pre-order Now) gets Sony’s top-of-the-line 42.4 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a all-new processor and LSI turbocharged for more processing horsepower than any Sony camera to date. Sony a99 II allows you record 4K video from the FULL WIDTH of the fullframe sensor…unlike some other DSLRs. Or you can select to shoot over-sampled 4K in Super35 crop mode with full pixel readout and no pixel binning or line-skipping. You can record 4K in XAVC S video by it.


Recently we found some users asked “Can I editSony Alpha a99 II 4K XAVC S video in Final Cut Pro X? The answer is “Yes”. As the popularity of XAVC S codec, more and more NLE’s can natively supports HD &4K XAVC S. While, many importing issues still exist when users working with XAVC S vodeos in editing software. The point is here, you will find it a painful experience to import Sony Alpha a99 II 4K recordings to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X to edit the movies. The basic reason why we can’t work this 4K video with FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) is that XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported.

Therefore you have to transcode Sony Alpha a99 II 4K XAVC S to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple Prores 4444. Which converter can do this? Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is your best choice. This professional FCP video converter also can compress Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to HD 1080p video for better playing/editing/sharing.

Besides Final Cut Pro, this software can also export AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. (Windows version can also create friendly prores codec for FCP) To know how to use it to be able to edit Sony Alpha a99 II 4K XAVC S in FCP X/7/6 on Mac (macOS Sierra, El Capitan Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion included) without problem, read on the following steps.

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How to Convert Sony Alpha a99 II 4K XAVC S to FCP X/FCP 7/6 editable format

Step 1. Load video file

Launch it and then you can directly drag and drop the Sony Alpha a99 II 4K XAVC S file to the converter, or go to “Add file” button to load the Sony Alpha a99 II 4K video.

Step 2. Set FCP output format

Click “Format” bar to choose the format for output. For editing Sony Alpha a99 II 4K video in FCP, you can choose “Format > FCP> Apple ProRes; it’s best for FCP editing.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust Sony Alpha a99 II 4K video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. You can set video resolution(1920X1080/1440X1080/1280×720/720X480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) , frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.

Step 3. Start Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to FCP conversion on Mac

Now click the “Convert” button, and then leave the Mac 4K converter to do the rest automatically for you. After the Sony Alpha a99 II 4K to FCP Mac conversion, go to “File” > “import” > and then you can freely use your Sony Alpha a99 II 4K files in FCP(X).

Note: If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs.


Load Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S video to Final Cut Pro on Mac

Category : 4K Cameras , Final Cut Pro , XAVC

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark V is the latest addition to Sony’s popular lineup of 1″ enthusiast compacts. The major additions to the Mark V are on-sensor phase detection AF, a touchscreen LCD and an incredible burst rate of 24 fps with full-time focusing. The AF system takes the same 25-pt contrast-detect system and adds 315 PDAF points that cover 65% of the frame. 4K video is oversampled without pixel binning and saved using the XAVC S codec. After recording videos, You may want to import Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K video to FCP for editing. But that’s not easy.


As Apple claimed, FCP X 10.1 has nailed the ingest of XAVC S codec. However, the complicated codec XAVC S(in an MPEG-4 wrapper) did not work with FCP X 10.0.9 and its older version. Until FCP X 10.1 and Mavericks, Sony’s XAVC S was impossible to deal with FCP on Mac. If you wanan import XAVC S to FCP 7/X with flawless workflow, you need to convert XAVC S videos to an editable format, like ProRes for Final Cut Pro. And then you need to get aids of a powerful third party program. There are pretty much a great number of video conversion tools that you may encounter while searching the Internet.

A few to none, however, match the quality and efficiency that you get when using Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac on your computer. With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S to FCP friendly movie format ProRes (Note: It applies to all versions including FCP X, FCP 6, FCP 7 etc) keeping the original quality. It is perfectly Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard. Besides Final Cut Pro, this software can also export AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. (Windows version can also create friendly prores codec for FCP) To know how to use it to be able to edit Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S in FCP X/7/6 without problem, read on the following steps.

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How to Encode Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S video to Prores MOV for FCP?

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Step 1. Drag&drop Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S file to the program directly. Or click “Add file” to import your Sony DSC-RX100 V 4K XAVC S video file one by one.

Step 2. Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original Sony video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.

3. Click the “Convert” icon, and the XAVC S to FCP Converter will start converting RX100 V XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X on Mac.

After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC S clips to. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony RX100 V video footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without any problem.

Tip 1: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. You can set video resolution(1920X1080/1440X1080/1280×720/720X480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) , frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.

Tip 2: Click “Edit” to set deinterlace, rotate, add special effect, add watermark, trim, etc. to realize different needs.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” icon, and the XAVC S to FCP Converter will start converting RX100 V XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X on Mac.
After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted XAVC S clips to. Now you can start fun away with editing Sony RX 100 V 4K video footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without any problem.


GoPro Hero 5 4K to FCP X – Importing GoPro Hero 5 4K footages to FCP X

After you used GoPro Hero5 (GoPro HERO5 Black, GoPro HERO5 session) recorded some 4K videos, you may need to edit the footages with editing programs, like FCP X. Many users are talking about the GoPro Hero5 video editing issue on forums. The question is whether GoPro Hero5 recorded 4K MP4 files work well in FCP X. Due to the H.264 codec incompatibility and fps limits and 4K high resolution, a lot of users have found that they can’t import and edit GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 files with FCP X smoothly, so you can’t import GoPro Hero 5 4K MP4 to FCP X directly.

How can you import GoPro Hero5 recorded 4K MP4 files to work perfectly with the FCP X? What you need to do is to convert Hero5 4K MP4 files into Apple ProRes codec, this is the best codec for Final Cut Pro X. In market many programs can handle Hero 4 4K MP4 video files and transcode GoPro Hero5 to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X(read FCP X supported formats).

Solution for solving can’t edit GoPro Hero 5 4K footages with FCP X

If you have shot some 4K videos with GoPro Hero5 camera (Black or Session), and want to edit in FCP X, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac also features 4K video conversion, this program will transcode all the recorded files to FCP X native Apple ProRes codec. Besides, it can convert any GoPro Hero5 video to popular editing programs, such as Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro CC, FCE, iMovie and more editing softwares. Also, the powerful FCP X video converter can convert any 4K or HD videos from GoPro all series or other camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) forediting in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 etc.

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Step-by-step guide to convert GoPro Hero5 4K footage to Final Cut Pro X prores codec

Step 1: Download and install the GoPro to FCP X Converter on your Mac, and then click “Add Files” button to import your GoPro Herro5 4K to the software. If you wanna combine GoPro 4K MP4 files into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Tips:

1. Edit GoPro videos(optional)

Far more than a Mac video conversion program, it provides some video editing functions: trim video into smaller segments; remove unwanted objects from video; brand your video by embedding a watermark; importing subtitle files in .srt or .sst format to video files.

2. Settings

You can click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) or no changes according to your needs.

Step 3: After all the settings are OK, click the “Convert” button to start converting GoPro 4K MP4 to ProRes on Mac.

After the conversion, just click Open button to locate the output files. You can now use your converted GoPro videos in Final Cut Pro X with smooth editing.

Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.


Change Canon EOS 80D HD videos to FCP X friendly Apple ProRres

Category : Final Cut Pro

Canon has announced the EOS 80D, the successor to very capable EOS 70D that, notably, introduced Dual Pixel autofocus. The 80D brings some marked improvements to Canon’s mid-market, enthusiast line, including a new 45-point AF module and updated Dual Pixel AF.

Body-wise, the 80D remains very similar to the 70D, which means a polycarbonate exterior with water and dust resistance. A few things have changed: the Q and Playback buttons on the back have shrunk, a headphone socket has been added, the remote port has been moved downward, and the stereo microphones have been relocated from the top of the camera (near the hot shoe) to the front, with wider separation (note the four small holes just left of the EOS 80D logo). Furthermore, the 80D now has a mirror vibration control system similar to the 5DS and 7D Mark II.

video recording: H.264 QuickTime MOV 1080/30p, 25p, 24p; MP4: 1080/60p, 30p

Well, you may find it a painful experience to import H.264 video from MOV/MP4 format files from Canon 80D to FCP X for editing.

If you have bought Canon EOS 80D camera, besides taking photos with it, you may also use it to record high quality videos. Canon EOS 80D is able to help you record full HD videos in H.264 codec MOV or MP4 format, after you recorded videos with this camera, you may want to load the videos into editing programs for editing. However, many users complained that they had problem to import their shot Canon MOV files to FCP X. What’s the matter?

That’s because FCP X does not support all MP4 and MOV videos. So sometimes Canon EOS 80D MP4/MOV videos are not supported by FCP X. In order to ingest Canon EOS 80D video files into FCP X for smooth editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Canon H.264 video to a more editing-friendly format, such a FCP’s Apple ProRes.

To get the work done, first you need to download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. If you’re editing Canon 80D video files with FCP X supported editing format and Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle etc. non-linear editing systems formats without qualit loss. Besides, this powerful video converter also provide you editing you Canon EOS 80D video files like: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles. (read review)

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How to Convert Canon EOS 80D MP4/MOV to FCP X supported formats

Step 1: Load EOS 80D footage to the program

Install and launch Pavtube HD Video Converter fo mac, and then click “Add” button to browse to EOS 80D footage either from cam HDD or SD card or drag the footage from your 80D camera to the program.

Step 2: Select output format

Click on “Format” bar set an Apple ProRes format. You are advised to “Follow Final Cut Pro” template and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. If you prefer smaller file size, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.

Tip: If you want to downscale your 4K video to 1080p or upscale 1080p to 4K, you can adjust video from “video size”.

Step 3: Choose proper parameters in Settings

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.

Step 4: Start converting Canon EOS 80D video to ProRes codec

Click “Convert” to start transferring EOS 80D mov files to Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro X. The conversion process may take long time but it will not bother to render in FCP. X After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate converted Canon EOS 80D footage to FCP X.

Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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Canon XC15 4K & FCP X – Edit Canon XC15 4K Footage with FCP X

Category : 4K Cameras , Final Cut Pro

Thanks to its high-sensitivity one-inch CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 5 image processing platform with high calculation-processing power, the new Canon XC15 is capable of capturing high-image quality and low-noise 4K UHD video. While, as far as I know, some Canon XC15 users have difficulties importing Canon XC15 4K Footage into FCP X for editing. How to get Canon XC15 4K Footage to FCP X smoothly for editing on Mac? Continue to learn how to get that done.

Until now, FCP X still is the popular movie editing software for Mac user. However, its supported video formats and resolution are limited. How if you want to edit Canon XC15 4K footage in FCP X? It’s used to be a headache. Luckily, now with this Canon XC15 video converter – Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, all issues can be fixed without any hassles. With it, you can easily turn your Canon XC15 4K Footage into FCP X format on Mac for nice importing and editing.

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Features of the 4K to FCP X Video Converter:
* Convert Canon XC15 4K recording to FCP X best editable format – Apple ProRes MOV with high quality on Mac
* Convert Canon XC15 4K video to FCP X, Premiere Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Apple Aperture 3 etc supported editing-formats.
* Downsacle Canon XC15 4K to 1080p or 720p for more usages.
* Adjust Canon XC15 4K video parameters like bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc, such as to set higher bitrate to get much better image quality. In general, the higher video bit rate, the larger output file size, and vice versa.
* Edit your Canon XC15 4K videos by trimming (get/cut off video clips), cropping (remove unwanted areas), adding text/image/video watermarks, inserting subtitles, adding special effects, etc.

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How to Change Canon XC15 4K Footage into FCP X formats for smooth editing?

Step 1. Load XC15 4K footage

Launch the program and click “Add ” button to import the Canon XC15 MXF files to the top 4K to ProRes Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2. Specify output format

Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422” as the output format.

Actually, different Apple ProRes codec corresponds to different needs:

Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

Tips:

1.If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to customize output video parameters like bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc, such as to set higher bitrate to get much better image quality. In general, the higher video bit rate, the larger output file size, and vice versa.

2. Edit Canon XC15 4K video files in the following aspects:

Cut video files to capture your favorite clips
Crop video files to remove the black edges around your movie video
Rotate video files 90 Degrees, 180 Degrees, etc
Adjust video image in brightness, contrast and saturation
Add watermark/subtitle to video files
Remove/Replace audio from video clips

Step 3. Start the conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac 4K to FCP X Converter will start transcoding XC15 4K footage to Prores MOV for FCP X on Mac. After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import Canon XC15 4K files to FCP X or FCP 6/7 or for editing with best quality.

Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.


Converting Canon 5D Mark IV 4K videos to FCP X for smooth editing

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a semi-professional 30.1 megapixels full-frame digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera made by Canon. There is no doubt Canon 5D Mark IV can record 4K video easily.

About Canon 5D Mark IV 4K recording

4K recording has become essential in the current generation of high-end cameras; it delivers far more detail than HD and allows the ability to extract 8-megapixel images. Like the 1DM2, Canon skips the popular UHD 4K format (3,840 x 2,160), instead supporting just cinema-focused DCI (4,096 x 2,160). Most cameras that offer DCI also offer UHD, in part because the two formats have different aspect ratios: UHD’s TV-friendly 1.78 vs. DCI’s 1.9. The 5DM4 also inherits the HDR movie capability Canon first incorporated into the 80D, which shoots each 1080/60p video frame at two exposures, then combines them for a single 1080/30p frame.

The Mark IV 4K mode uses a different video codec and format like MOV, MP4, so the video files are pretty massive. If you have recorded some 4K videos from Canon 5D Mark IV, they are must be the 4K MOV format. If you want to import and edit Canon 5D Mark IV 4K MOV with FCP X without any problems, we suggest you learing the following solution for editing.

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Best solution for can’t import Canon 5D Mark IV 4K videos to FCP X

To solve the problem, you need to change the file extentsion from “.mov” to “a codec” that FCP X can read more easily (without rendering basically). The codec is Apple ProRes, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X(read FCP X supported formats ). To transcode Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 4K files to ProRes MOV, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use yet professional app to achieve your goal smoothly. Overall, the Canon 5D Mark IV to FCP X Converter is clean and safe to install and use. And only with barely several mouse clicks, you can get the whole job done.

Besides Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 4K MOV, it can also change more video file formats like SD/4K MTS, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S, XVAC L, AVCHD MTS/M2TS, MKV to Final Cut Pro X most compatible Apple ProRes .mov without any quality loss. Also has the ability to compress 4K to 1080p or upsacle 1080p to 4K for your more usages. Now download it and follow below steps to transcode Canon 5D Mark IV 4K MOV files to Final Cut Pro X.

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Guide: Transcode and Import Canon 5D Mark IV 4K files to Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Add Canon 5D Mark IV 4K videos

Install the Canon 5D Mark IV 4K to Final Cut Pro X converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the Canon 5D Mark IV 4K clips to the software. Or you can also click “Add video” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

Step 2: Choose FCP X compatible format

Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Actually, different Apple ProRes codec corresponds to different needs:
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)– Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

Step 3: Start Canon 5D Mark IV 4K to ProRes conversion

Click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding Canon 5D Mark IV 4K files for FCP. It does Canon 5D Mark IV 4K to FCP X video conversion like a charm and the output files will maximally preserve the quality of your original Canon 5D Mark IV 4K clips. After conversion, you can import converted Canon 5D Mark IV 4K clips into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 to create the end results that you want.

Additional Tips:

a. If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to customize output video parameters like bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc, such as to set higher bitrate to get much better image quality. In general, the higher video bit rate, the larger output file size, and vice versa.

b. You can use the video editor designed in this FCP X Video Converter to edit your original videos. Click “Edit” on the main interface, and edit your videos by trimming (get/cut off video clips), cropping (remove unwanted areas), adding text/image/video watermarks, inserting subtitles, adding special effects, etc.

c. If you want to edit Canon 5D Mark IV 4K in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.

d. If you want to batch conversion, the professional 4K to FCP X Converter for Mac is the best choice for you. Just Go to “Merge into one File” tab to realize batch convert Canon 5D Mark IV 4K videos.

Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

New features over the EOS 5D Mark III are:

DCI 4K (4096×2160) with up to 30 fps (29.94 fps) up to 29’59”, with crop 1.74x (compared to full frame).
Full HD video (1080p) up to 60 fps, HD (720p) up to 120 fps
Continuous shooting rate of up to 7.0 frames per second with full autofocus; 4.3 fps in live view with autofocus by Dual Pixel CMOS AF
All AF points support to a maximum aperture of f/8, 61 points high density reticular AF II system including 41 cross-type points, center point is sensitive down to EV -3; AF area expanded vertically.
Continuous red illumination of all AF points
Intelligent Viewfinder II
Inherited AI Servo AF III with EOS iTR AF from EOS 7D Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark II
Built-in GPS used for geotag information and syncing to UTC time: compatible with three satellite navigation systems including GLONASS, GPS, Michibiki
Standard ISO range expanded from 100-25600 at Mark III to 100-32000.
Anti-flicker feature (introduced with the EOS 7D Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark II) – camera can be set to adjust the moment of exposure to compensate for flickering electric lighting
A touchscreen LCD, which allows videographers to select the camera’s AF point before and during video recording.
Wi-Fi, NFC for wireless file transfer (with wireless transmitter)
Mirror Vibration Control System
“Fine Detail” picture style
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Dual Pixel RAW: for bokeh shift, microadjustments, reduces ghost and flare
Digital lens optimizer for JPEG shooting, inherited from the EOS-1D X Mark II
Time-lapse movie features
900 shot battery life (approx)
100% viewfinder
Magnification: 0.71


iPhone 7/SE/6S 4K Video and Final Cut Pro X Workflow

Last week I presented a webinar covering 4K Video, the iPhone 6s and Final Cut Pro X. As I was researching my presentation, I discovered a variety of interesting facts that I want to share with you.



Final Cut Pro X connects with your iPhone automatically; assuming the phone  is connected directly to your computer via a Lightning cable. This makes transferring files from the iPhone to the computer easy. However, even though the iPhone is directly connected, we can not capture live video from the iPhone.

Also, FCP X only checks the iPhone for content on two occasions:


When FCP X first starts
When the iPhone is first connected to the computer
This could be relevant if you are shooting on the iPhone which is still connected to your computer – for example, to move large files off your phone more quickly during production – after Final Cut is started, you’ll need to disconnect the iPhone cable, then reconnect it, in order for FCP to recognize new video files stored on the phone.

You don’t need to eject an iPhone from the Desktop to get FCP to recognize new footage. Simply disconnect the iPhone cable, wait about ten seconds, then reconnect it to your computer.

If you always shoot with the iPhone disconnected from the computer, this is a non-issue.

There are two frame sizes for 4K video:

UHD (Ultra High-Definition): 3840 x 2160 pixels
True 4K: 4096 x 2160 pixels
NOTE: A big benefit of UHD is that it exactly doubles a 1080 frame, which means that playing HD material on a UHD display will look as good as it can.

By default, the iPhone shoots H.264 1080p/30. You need to enable 4K video in Settings > Phone & Camera.

Once 4K video is selected, the iPhone shoots UHD at 30 fps. The frame rate is not adjustable.

NOTE: Thankfully, interlacing does not exist in any version of 4K media. All 4K media is progressive. Finally.

When importing files from an iPhone, media must be copied into a Library. Final Cut can’t edit video files stored directly on an iPhone.

H.264 is a very compressed 8-bit video format. The data rate for 4K video on an iPhone varies, depending upon the amount of movement between frames. During my webinar, the data rate averaged about 20 mbps; while others have reported double that rate.

For the purposes of planning, assume iPhone video requires 6.5 MB/second, 375 MB/minute, 22.5 GB/ hour. Your results will vary. Remember that iPhone storage is not unlimited.

OPTIMIZING

Conventional wisdom suggests that we should optimize 4K media during import. However, optimizing may not be the best choice. Optimizing depends on the configuration of your computer. Older machines will probably need to optimize or create proxies, but, before optimizing, try editing the native footage first. There are lots of options.

If you are able to edit the native footage smoothly, with no dropped frames or stuttering during playback – AND you don’t plan to do extensive color correction or effects – editing native video is probably the best option.

Otherwise, you can always process the optimized or proxy footage in the background while you work, this is one of the unique features of FCP X. Optimizing to ProRes means that more effects play in realtime with more video streams, and both rendering and exporting is faster.

Thinking of speed, the more RAM you have, the more footage Final Cut can cache off the drive before the system has to “page” — flush the RAM and going back to the hard drive to get more files. A hard drive is always slower than playing out of RAM and this is important when you have lots of 4K video streams.

NOTE: At a recent demo, Apple showed 16 streams of 4K media optimized to ProRes 422 playing as a multicam clip on a new Mac Pro. In fact, there’s a preference setting that automatically optimizes multicam clips that I recommend be turned on if you have a fast system.

Keep in mind that if you are dropping frames during editing, you can switch FCP to display the media at “Better Performance.” (To make the switch, go to the View menu in the top right corner of the Viewer.)

Remember, also that FCP supports editing while importing or transcoding is running in the background. So, if it is important to share a 4K master with a quick turn around, you have the best of both worlds — speed when you need it and quality later when you export the master — just switch back to original media with a single click in the View menu.

NOTE: The only video format available for optimizing is ProRes 422. If your iPhone 4K videos are not ProRes, you need convert your iPhone 7/SE/6S 4K footages to FCP X supported Apple ProRes MOV for smooth editing in FCP X. Here suggest you the best 4K video converter for FCP – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (Windows) , which can convert your any iPhone 4k videos (4K MXF/MOV/MP4/MTS/MKV/H.265 etc) to FCP X friendly formats. It powerfully support Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard. (read review )

Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/imedia-converter-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-iMedia-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177788.html

DATA RATES

4K video can be edited on almost all currently shipping computers. (In fact, Apple was showing 4K XAVC video editing on an iMac three years ago.) Any mid-range or above MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro with at least 16 GB of RAM will easily handle editing 4K video.

The bottle-neck isn’t the computer, but storage. LOTS of large, fast storage.

4K will push the limits of older systems (say, more than 3 years old). In which case, install the fastest drives, best graphic cards, and more than the minimum amount of RAM in your system. Less than 8 GB of RAM will not yield good performance with 4K.

FCP X has been designed to take advantage of all that the hardware has to offer — without having to drop the visual quality of the original just to play it back.

PROXY FILES

When should you create proxy files? For me, there are two answers:

You have an older, slower system that can’t handle large 4K files
You are editing multicam clips
In both these cases, I would use proxy files.

SUMMARY

All too often, we obsess about the wrong things. The speed of our computer is no longer the gating factor of performance. Instead:

Buy a mid-range CPU or faster
Buy as much RAM as the system can hold, or you can afford; at least 16 GB
Buy the fastest GPU the computer supports
Buy the fastest and largest storage you can afford
Edit camera native unless your system performs poorly
Optimize media if you need significant color grading or more efficient effects
Use Proxy files on slower systems or for multicam editing
The iPhone brings 4K media into the hands of almost everyone. FCP fully supports editing 4K media but mot all 4K video formats. 

My iPhone 4K webinar illustrates this entire 4K capture, storage and editing workflow. Wish you have a nice day.

Have more questions about how to import iPhone 4K footages to FCP X, please feel free to contact us>> or leave a message at Facebook.


Can FCP support DJI Osmo 4K videos?

Category : 4K Cameras , Final Cut Pro

The Osmo system from DJI combines the Zenmuse X3 camera/gimbal with a detachable handle, bringing the benefits of stabilized 4K shooting to a handheld form factor. It enables up to full DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video recording at 24 or 25p with MP4 format in a .MOV wrapper (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264). 4K videos enables a really wide variety of operational possibilities for content material production. However, when you try to import DJI Osmo 4K recordings to FCP X on Mac OS X El Capitan for further editing, you will encounter problems:

“I’ve tried to get some 4K MP4 footage from DJI Osmo to work in FCP X on El Capitan. It imports, but when I try to do anything with it, it crashes. What’s the problem?”

Solution: Till now, FCP including FCP X cannot deal with 4K files perfectly. Therefore, in order to edit DJI Osmo 4K footages in FCP X losslessly, you have to convert 4K video to FCP compatible ProRes .mov formats in advance via Pavtube Video Converter for Mac , a professional yet easy-to-use tool to help users make the 4K to ProRes trancoding on Mac.

The program provides perfect support for handling the 4K/UHD MP4 files. With it, you can effortlessly convert 4K clips from DJI Osmo to FCP highly compatible ProRes MOV, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X El Capitan. Besides, the great utility also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. Below are the steps on converting DJI Osmo 4K videos to ProRes on Mac OS X El Capitan in details.

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Free Download 4K Video Converter for FCP X:

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video-converter-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76179460.html

How to Load DJI Osmo 4K videos to FCP X on Mac OS X El Capitan

STEP 1: Install and run the 4K to FCP Converter on Mac and transfer your 4K clips from DJI Osmo to the program for converting by clicking “Add video” button. Or you can directly drag & drop the files into the program.

Note: Before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

STEP 2: Go to “Format” column and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format for FCP X. You can also choose ProRes 422(LT)/ProRes 444/ProRes 422(Proxy) to meet your own demands.

Tip: If necessary, you can adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button.

STEP 3: Click “Convert” button to start the DJI Osmo 4K XAVC to FCP X on Mac OS X El Capitan.

Once the conversion finished, you can get the generated files under “Open” panel and transfer them into FCP X without any issue.

Kindly Note: With DJI GO App, you can remotely operate the gimbal and view a live feed using the GO App for iOS and Android. A Wi-Fi link in the camera allows you to tether your mobile device, and supports a range of up to 85′. In addition to basic operation, the app allows you to change camera settings and access advanced features.

More Topics:

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