4K videos are becoming more and more popular, there are many smartphones, cameras and camcorders can record videos in 4K resolution, do you need to import 4K files to FCP X and edit natively? In this article we will share the best FCP X 4K workflow with you, you can get the easy method to edit 4K files in FCP X with native supported Apple ProRes Codec.
FCP X 4K Workflow Question
“Hello, recently I recorded a few of videos with my Canon camcorder, the recorded videos are in 4K XAVC MXF format, I need to edit these clips with Final Cut Pro X on Mac, but when I loaded the recorded 4K files to FCP X, I found Final Cut Pro X can’t support my 4K videos, should I transcode 4K files to FCP X supported format? Can you share FCP X 4K workflow with me? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”
As 4K videos are becoming so popular, many users have the need to edit 4K files in FCP X before they use the recorded 4K videos. The question showed above is asked by a camcorder user, he has recorded many videos in 4K resolution, but he can’t edit 4K files in FCP X smoothly due to the format issue, so he wants the best FCP X 4K workflow. If you have recorded some 4K videos and tried to import them into Final Cut Pro X for editing, you may have known that FCP X can’t support 4K files natively, such as 4K XAVC MXF files, 4K MP4 files, 4K XAVC S files, 4K MOV files, etc. they are all not supported natively by FCP X, if you try to import 4K videos into Final Cut Pro X, you will meet with importing and editing issues.
From the information above you may have that Final Cut Pro X can’t support 4K videos directly, to edit 4K files in FCP X natively, you will need to convert 4K files to FCP X native supported codec and format. From Apple FCP X official page you will find the information that Apple ProRes codec is the native editing codec for Final Cut Pro X, in this case the best FCP X 4K workflow is to convert 4K files to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec, and then you can edit 4K files in FCP X natively, there will be no problems anymore.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best software to convert 4K files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, it has optimized formats for editing programs and playable devices, such as Apple ProRes 422 or 4444 codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, WMV/MOV formats for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, etc. it supports nearly all the videos to import and convert, such as 4K XAVC MXF files, 4K MP4 files, 4K XAVC S files, MTS, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, H.265 files, etc. besides HD videos, it can also rip latest Blu-ray and DVD disc movies to any unprotected common videos, and then you can transfer converted Blu-ray or DVD movies to any devices for playing freely. If you want cheaper software, you can also choose Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac, it is able to convert HD videos like 4K files, but Blu-ray/DVD Ripping feature is not supported in Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, install this FCP X 4K converter on your computer, it will help you to convert 4K files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec on Mac. This program also has Windows version, if you use Windows computer you can choose the Windows version.
Step 2. Launch this FCP X 4K converter you will see the main interface, click “Add Files” button to import 4K files that you want to convert, you can also directly drag and drop videos into the software for converting. If you want to rip Blu-ray or DVD disc movies, please click “Load Disc” button to import.
Step 3. Choose FCP X native supported format for output. Click format column and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is the native editing format for FCP X. There are many other formats in this Apple ProRes converter, you can choose output format according to your need.
Step 4. If you want to adjust the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button, and then you can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec, etc. according to your need. If you don’t need to adjust you can skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start 4K to FCP X Apple ProRes conversion.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will convert 4K files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec MOV format immediately, video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed, when the 4K to FCP X conversion is finished, you can import converted videos into FCP X and edit with Apple ProRes codec, and you don’t need to render again. Now you may have known the best FCP X 4K workflow, just try Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, hope it can help you!
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