For a fast and fluid Fujifilm X-A2 and FCP X workflow, people sometimes need to transcode Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 mov files to Apple ProRes 422 before editing. If you haven’t figured out a workable way to do this, you may wish to read this post. It introduces an easy and direct way to convert Fujifilm X-A2 MOV files for FCP X editing maintaining original quality.
Looking for a smooth way to work with Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 mov files in FCP X
“Does anyone know a quick and smooth way to work with Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 mov files in FCP X? FCP X can read video recordings from my Fujifilm X-A2 camera, but the workflow is not stable and reliable, so I needed something else to make the entire process mush smoother. Any suggestions? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks.”
The FUJIFILM X-A2 compact system camera records video files in H.264 codec compressed QuickTime .MOV format. The H.264 is a highly compressed format, which is best suited for capture and delivery, but not quite suitable for editing. To be able to use Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV files fluidly in FCP X, we would recommend using HD Video Converter for Mac to perform format conversion. You convert Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV to ProRes .mov first before editing, and them you can load them into FCP X smoothly without a glitch. In our previous post, we’ve talked about how to convert Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV to AIC for editing in iMovie, and here in this post, we would like to continue talking about how to transcode Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
Fujifilm X-A2 and FCP X – how to transcode Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 mov files to ProRes 422 for transferring to FCP X more flawlessly?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Fujifilm X-A2 mov to FCPX Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the Format bar, 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.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
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. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 mov 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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