Working with 4K Video and FCP 6/7/X
As we all known, video quality is one of the most factors that many people concern. So the 4K video is more and more popular with many people. The effect of 4K video is very great, and you may expect the 4K support in FCP, since it seems like everything is shooting 4K these days.
Although FCP-X supports 4K, while Final Cut Pro 6/7 like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. In most cases, editing 4K in Final Cut Pro is very taxing on your computer. To import 4K MXF/MOV/MP4 into Final Cut Pro flawlessly, an ultimate solution we found would be to transcode/compress 4K to ProRes for further editing in FCP 6/7.
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Now just download the program and follow the below guide to convert 4K MXF/MOV/MP4 for editing in Final Cut Pro perfectly.
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Guide: Transcode and Import 4K videos to Final Cut Pro
Step 1: Install the 4K to Final Cut Pro converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the .mp4 clips within 4K to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
Step 2: Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.
Tips: Adjust video, audio settings
You can click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit 4K movies in FCP easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for FCP editing.
Step 3: Click “Convert” to start transcoding 4K videos to ProRes for FCP. After the conversion, click “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted 4K MXF/MP4/MOV files into Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly with the best quality.