Import Fujifilm XT2 4K to FCP X
Category : 4K Formats , Final Cut Pro
The X-T2 is the first Fujifilm mirrorless camera to offer UHD 4K video recording options. It records this ultra high resolution 3840 x 2160 footage at an excellent 100 Mbps bitrate with H.264 compression codec. For Final Cut Pro X users, when the shooting is completed, you may come the idea to load the Fujifilm XT2 4K to FCP X for post editing workflow. The following article will show you how to get a smooth and high quality workflow of Fujiflim XT2 4K to FCP X.
Native workflow of Fujifilm XT2 4K with FCP X
The Fujifilm XT2 records 4K video with H.264 compression codec, which is included in FCP X supported file formats. However, H.264 is not the best editing choice when you take into consideration of rendering time, image quality, computer hardware costs or integration with other video format in the same project. When you try to edit H.264 natively in FCP X, you are likely to encounter the following problems due to the limitation of H.264 video.
– H.264 is mathematically intense. It takes some serious computer horsepower to decode its compression.
– Because it is so mathematically challenging, it takes longer to render H.264 files than other formats.
– H.264, as shot by HDSLR cameras, is an 8-bit format, which means that you are potentially compromising your effects and, especially, color correction and compositing with gradients.
– H.264 does not integrate easily with other video formats.
Best workflow of Fujifilm XT2 4K with FCP X
Since the editing workflow of H.264 video with FCP X is not that satisfactory, therefore, it would be much ideal for you to transcode Fujifilm XT2 4K H.264 to FCP X more compatible editing format such as Apple Prores. Compared with H.264 editing format, Apple Prores has the following great benefits:
– Supports all of the current frame size such as SD, HD, 2K, 4K and 5K
– Encoding with variable bitrate to be economical with video storage, without damaging the visuals.
– Best codec choice for any work relating to a project that needs a quick turnaround time
– As a 10 bit codec, Apple Prores can process a lot of more color data and make the color correction process easier.
Encode Prores for FCP X from Fujifilm XT2 4K Video
Here, you can get the job easily completed with our professional and powerful Prores Converter for Mac – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Which allows to batch transcode Fujifilm XT2 4K H.264 to FCP X most favorable Apple Prores in various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT and Apple Prores 4444.
How to choose the right Prores format for editing?
If you computer is old or slow, or you just want to do some rough editing, you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)”format to save more space and bandwidth. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance.
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 Transcode Fujifilm XT2 4K to Prores Codec for FCP X Best Editing Workflow?
Step 1: Import Fujifilm XT2 4K?footage.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Fujifilm XT2 4K?into the program.
Tips: On the main video displaying window, click the up and down arrow to rearrange the file order according to your own needs.
Step 2: Select output file format.
Click “Format”bar, from its drop-down list, select your desired Prores format such as “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”, you can also choose other prores formats on your own needs.
Step 3: Begin the final conversion process.
Go back to the main interface and press the “Convert” icon on the right-bottom to start Fujifilm XT2 4K?to Final Cut Pro X Apple Prores encoding process.
When the conversion is done, feel free to import converted video to FCP?X for furthering professional editing.
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