This post displays an easy and direct Garmin VIRB X/VIRB XE action cam and FCP X workflow. Via transcoding VIRB X and VIRB XE footage to Apple ProRes 422 codec, you are able to use Garmin VIRB X and VIRB XE media natively in FCP X with optimum performance.
Garmin has announced two new action cameras, the VIRB X and the VIRB XE. With the still image sensor, both versions can capture sharp still photos and photo bursts with up to 12MP image quality. Shooting rich, wide-angle footage, VIRB XE is designed to shoot professional HD footage at 1440p/30fps and 1080p/60fps with super slow-mo, image stabilization and different zoom levels. VIRB X shoots crisp HD footage at 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps with slow-mo and zoom options. Plus, VIRB XE has a Pro Mode with more advanced manual camera adjustments such as white balance control, sharpness control, color profile control, ISO limit and exposure bias.
For a fast and fluid editing workflow with FCP X, people sometimes need to transcode VIRB X and VIRB XE footage to ProRes 422. This requires third party converter software like HD Video Converter for Mac. Here’s a step-by-step guide regarding how to convert VIRB X and VIRB XE action cams video to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing with optimum performance via using this app. If you are looking for such a solution, simply follow it.
[Guide] How to encode Garmin VIRB X and VIRB XE video to ProRes for FCP X?
Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Garmin VIRB X/XE to FCP X 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 ‘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.
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 Garmin VIRB X and VIRB XE 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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