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

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.


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.

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