If you are having issues importing and editing Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC MP4 files in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It provides a workaround to transcode Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC footage to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
Samsung’s NX500 4K camera has the power to capture true 4K video for 4X the resolution and details of Full HD. With HEVC (H.265) support, capture extreme details using half the storage space typically used for HD recording. Unfortunately, it may be a pain for Samsung NX500 4K camera owners to edit the NX500 H.265/HEVC MP4 footage in Final Cut Pro X. That’s because currently FCP X doesn’t come with full support for the new codec. To be able to use NX500 H.265/HEVC 4K media in FCP X, you will need third party converter software to process “transcoded editing”. That means you convert the NX500 H.265/HEVC footage to a format that is best suited for use in FCP X before editing, and then work with the converted files in your NLE system. For FCP X, we would recommend Apple ProRes 422, FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.
Read on to find out a quick guide on how to rewrap NX500 4K H.265/HEVC content to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
[Guide] How to convert NX500 4K H.265/HEVC video to ProRes 422 for FCP X?
First of all, download a demo of Video Converter for Mac
Install and run it. Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional NX500 4K H.265/HEVC to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Import’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: Click ‘Start’ to start Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.
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