Fujifilm X30 & FCP X: convert X30 60p MOV to ProRes for FCP X editing


Summary: If you are facing import issues while editingFujifilm X30 60p MOV shootings in FCP X, you may wish to read this article. It displays a workflow guide to convert Fujifilm X30 60p MOV footage to Apple ProRes for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.

fujifilm x30How can I convert 60p MOV files from Fujifilm X30 to ProRes for FCP X?
“Hi, guys, would you help please? I bought the Fujifilm X30 camera a couple of days ago and shot some test footage at 60p in MOV format. I intended to import these Fujifilm X30 videos to FCP X for editing. However, I encountered instances of stuttering or skipping while editing in FCP X. Someone said that I needed to transcode X30 footage to ProRes previously, so that FCP X will work with them without a glitch. I researched for quite a long time and tried quite a few converters, but none of them could do exactly what I was looking for, some would not even run on my MacBook Pro. Has anyone ever worked with files from this camera? What converter are you using? Appreciate any and all feedback/help. Thanks.”

Yes, it’s true. To be able to make FCP X work with Fujifilm X30 MOV files fluently, you will need to convert them to Apple ProRes before editing by using a third party converter program. Actually, there are lots of converter tools out there in the market, which one is the best fit of what you are looking for? Our answer is Video Converter for Mac. This converter utility does a decent job in converting Fujifilm X30 .mov files to ProRes .mov for using in FCP X with good results. It will never let you encounter any instances of stuttering or skipping, even on files that you had “pause” and “restart” during the conversion process.

Download a demo of Video Converter for Mac
Fujifilm X30 Video to ProRes converter

Fujifilm X30 and FCP X workflow – how to convert X30 60p MOV to ProRes for FCP X editing?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Fujifilm X30 to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
X30 MOV Video to ProRes conversion

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is workable in FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7.
Fujifilm X30 and FCP X workflow
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.

This Fujifilm X30 Video to ProRes converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.

Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

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 X30 MOV Video to ProRes conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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