If you are looking for a smooth workflow between DxO One and FCP X, you may have interest in this thread. It helps those who are having issues editing DxO One H.264 MOV video files in FCP X. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to transcode DxO One H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X fluently with optimum performance.
The DxO One is a standalone camera that packs a 20-megapixel 32mm f/1.8 lens and fits in your pocket. When connected to the iPhone via the built-in Lighting port, the camera can be used instead of the phone’s default rear or front camera for pictures and video recording. The tiny DxO One can shoot full HD (1080p) video at 30fps or 720p video at 120fps, which allows for slow motion playback. Though there’s no image stabilization for stills, it does have electronic image stabilization for video. The DxO One records video files in MOV movie format using H.264 compression method, and the files are really compressed – it seems to have a fixed bitrate of roughly 15 megabits per second, which is about a third of what you’ll get in a standalone camera.
If for whatever reason you came upon issues working with DxO One H.264 MOV video in FCP X, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for use in FCP X first, such as Apple ProRes 422 .mov, FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Here’s a quick guide telling you how to convert DxO One H.264 MOV video to FCP X preferred ProRes 422 .mov format.
[Guide] How can I transcode DxO One H.264 MOV movies to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
Download, install and run HD Video Converter for Mac, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional DxO One H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 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. When loading them into Final Cut Pro X, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering. To produce smaller files, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) as target format.
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 DxO One H.264 MOV video files to ProRes conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
To import the transcoded files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO NOT check “Create Optimized Media” OR “Create Proxy Media”. Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.
You’re now ready to edit!