To be able to edit Hero 6 240 FPS HEVC files in Final Cut Pro X fast and fluidly, users sometimes need to transcode them to Apple ProRes codec first. This guide walks you through the process of converting Hero 6 240 FPS H.265 footage to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X smoothly.
How do you load GoPro Hero 6 240 FPS HEVC footage to FCP X?
“Hi guys, I am trying to import GoPro Hero 6 240 FPS HEVC footage to FCP X for further editing. When I try to import those files FCPX won’t let me select the 240 FPS files to import. Had anyone encountered this problem? How to solve the issue?”
GoPro Hero 6 records high resolution and high FPS videos with the new HEVC/H.265 codec. You need to upgrade to macOS High Sierra for HEVC support. However, the upgrade won’t solve all issues. If for any reason you still have troubles working with Hero 6 240 FPS HEVC footage in FCP X, we would recommend transcoding the files to ProRes 422 first before you start editing. HD Video Converter for Mac can convert the codec. Learn how it works.
How to convert Hero 6 240 FPS HEVC footage to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
To transcode Hero 6 240 fps H.265 footage 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 Hero 6 240 fps H.265 video 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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