How to import and edit Olympus E-PL7 MOV/AVI in FCP X?

Summary: This post introduces a third party Olympus Video Converter for Mac to help you convert Olympus E-PL7 MOV/AVI footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.

Needed a converter for ProRes conversion for Final Cut Pro X
“I had to edit a project that had varying sources of raw footage in different codecs and needed to convert some of the raw into a format acceptable to Final Cut X. I already have an MTS Converter to handle footage shot on my Sony AVCHD Handycam and Canon Video Camera. Now I need a converter to convert MOV/AVI videos taken with Olympus E-PL7 to ProRes for use in FCP X with lossless quality. Is there any recommendation? Many thanks for your help or reply.”
Being able to handle hundreds of file types, the Video Converter for Mac is a smart choice to do what you need. It is capable of converting Full HD 1080p, HD 720p as well as SD video files in format of AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, TS, MKV, H.264, P2 MXF, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, etc. to any formats you request for editing or playing. Best of all, it features optimized ProRes preset for FCP, which makes it possible for you to process Olympus E-PL7 MOV/AVI to ProRes conversion in simple steps.

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E-PL7 Video Converter for FCP

Olympus E-PL7 and FCP X workflow – how to transcode E-PL7 footage to ProRes for use in FCP X with good quality?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Olympus E-PL7 Video to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Olympus E-PL7 MOV/AVI to ProRes converter

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.
E-PL7 and FCP X
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 Mac Olympus E-PL7 Video to FCP 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 Olympus E-PL7 MOV/AVI video to ProRes MOV 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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