Edit Blackmagic 4K Video with FCP X

Edit Blackmagic 4K Video with FCP X

Category : Hot Topics

As the world’s smallest Ultra HD live studio camera, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K it perfect for any live multi camera production! It’s virtually invisible and can be hidden just about anywhere on set, giving you the ability to have more camera angles than ever before so you can create a more interesting program.

Workflow of Blackmagic Camera 4K with FCP X?

For Mac users, after shooting some 4K video with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, you may come the idea to load the Blackmagic 4K video into FCP X, the most popular NLE editing software specially designed for Mac users. How about the workflow of Blackmagic 4K video with FCP X?

The Blackmagic can record 4K video in various different file types including Apple Prores HQ, Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores LT, Apple Prores Proxy or Compressed CinemaDNG RAW. From FCP X supported file formats, we can see that Apple Prores is the native importing support for Final Cut Pro X, it also means that you can directly load Blackmagic 4K Apple Prores video into FCP X for smooth editing. However, the CinemaDNG RAW 4K video shot with Blackmagic is not supported by FCP X. To fix the codec incompatible issue, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process.

Related article: DJI OSMO 4K to FCP X | Canon 5D Mark IV 4K to FCP X | Panasonic GH5 4K to FCP X

Transcode Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW 4K to Apple Prores for FCP X

Here, you can easily perform the codec transcoding process with our best Mac Prores Converter – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. With the program, you can directly produce FCP X best favorable high quality and high performance Prores codec in different file types including Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422, Apple Prore 422 LT and Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 4444. You can make a wise choice by reading this article: pick the right versions of Apple Prores.

Edit Blackmagic 4K with built-in editing options

Don’t want to move the whole footage into FCP X editing, never mind, you can get only your unwanted parts with the”Trimming” function. There are black bars or unwanted area around the video frame, just use the “Crop” function to remove that off, you can also use the “Subtitle” function to add external subtitles to Blackmagic 4K video.

1. When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.

2. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

How to Import Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW 4K to Final Cut Pro X?

Step 1: Add Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW 4K files to the program.

Launch the software on your Mac computer, click “File” menu, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW 4K filese to the program.

Load Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW 4K files

Step 2: Choose output format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, move your mouse to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to select it as the output file format. You can also choose other Prores formats according to your own needs.

Output Apple Prores format

Step 3: Customize output ProRes parameters.

Open “Profile Settings” window to adjust the output video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Convert Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW 4K files Video to FCP X.

Hit the convert button under the preview windows, the program will start Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW 4K files to Apple ProRes MOV conversion for Final Cut Pro X.

When the conversion is completed, run FCP X and import the ProRes codec footage for post production workflow.

What You May be Interested

Pavtube iMedia Converter

The most advanced yet easy-to-use tool for converting Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, Video to various video/audio formats for backup, editing, playing, sharing, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter

Converting common, HD, 3D, 4K videos to compatible with FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Adobe, VR, Game, TV, Youtube, Media Player, TV Box, Storages, etc.