To be able to work with Samsung NX3000 H.264 footage in FCP X smoothly, users sometimes need to transcode NX3000 H.264 MP4 video to ProRes 422 before bringing them into FCP X. Here’s a quick guide on this.
Being the latest edition to Samsung’s award winning NX series of compact system cameras, the new NX3000 is the great choice for people who want something better than a phone camera and stylish to record life’s meaningful activities in impressive detail.
More than shooting stunning still images, the Samsung NX3000 also features ability to capture movies in MPEG4 AVC/H.264 compressed MP4 wrapper at resolutions of 1920×1080, 1920×810, 1280×720 , 640×480, and 320×240. The MP4 recording format should be a file type that well compatible with editing programs like FCP X, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, etc. If for some reason you still need to convert NX3000 MP4 clips to FCP X for basic editing, you may wish to read the guide below. It will guide you through the process of encoding Samsung NX3000 MP4 files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing with optimum performance.
Samsung NX3000 and FCP X workflow – convert NX3000 H.264 MP4 to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing
To be able to make FCP X work with Samsung NX3000 footage easily and directly, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Samsung NX3000 MP4 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 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 Samsung NX3000 H.264 MP4 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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