Can’t import HEVC video to FCP X for editing? If you are having issues editing HEVC (H.265) files in Final Cut Pro X, you may wish to read this post. It explains a workaround to get FCP X working well with your HEVC (X265) video files.
Although Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to support HEVC format on macOS High Sierra, user still have issues one or another dealing with HEVC footage in FCP X. Actually, this may be affected by various factors, such as your computer environment, your FCP X versions, your source HEVC specifications and much more. If for any reason you can not use HEVC H.265 media in FCP X correctly, you can consider transcoding HEVC content to a format that is FCP X edit friendly, such as Apple ProRes 422 codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Learn how to transcode HEVC/H.265 files to ProRes for FCP X editing.
How to convert HEVC (x265) to ProRes for FCP X?
To transcode HEVC (H.265) files to ProRes for FCP X, do as below:
Step 1: Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.
Step 2: Click “Profile” to select “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mp4)” as output format.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
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 HEVC (H.265) files to ProRes conversion on Mac.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated Apple ProRes files for editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
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