We write this post to help those who are having issues working with H6D 100c 4K files in FCP X. It demonstrates a workaround to transcode H6D 100c 4K video to ProRes codec for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
Hasselblad recently unveiled the H6D-100c medium format camera, aimed at the higher-specification and more expensive end of the market, and it’s the first camera from the company to feature video recording functionality. The H6D 100c offers 1080/30p HD shooting in the H.264 format, and includes a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor, giving it an effective resolution of 11,600×8,700 for still images, and the ability to record 2K and 4K resolution RAW format video respectively.
If for any reason you are having issues importing H6D 100c 4K files into FCP X for further editing, we would recommend converting them to a format that is best suitable for FCP X first. Read on to learn a simple guide on how to encode H6D 100c 4K files into FCP X preferred ProRes 422.
How to convert H6D 100c 4K files to ProRes for FCP X?
HD Video Converter
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional H6D 100c 4K 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 menu, 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 H6D 100c 4K files 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.
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