How can I expect a smooth workflow between GH5 and FCP X? If you are having problems working with Panasonic GH5 footage in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It explains a workaround to transcode GH5 video to ProRes for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
Issues editing GH5 footage in FCP X
“Hi there, I imported video clips taken with GH5 camera into Final Cut Pro X and all of them imported correctly. The 60p footage plays back smooth but the 30p and 24p footage stutters badly. Does anyone know a way to fix this? How can I use GH5 video files in FCP X smoothly? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks.”
If for unknown reason you are unable to edit GH5 footage in FCP X fluidly, we would recommend transcoding them to FCP X preferred ProRes codec first, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Here’s how.
How to convert GH5 files to ProRes for FCP X editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Converter for Mac as a professional GH5 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 ‘Profile’ 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 GH5 footage 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 with optimum performance.