How to import Hero 6 240fps HEVC H.265 to FCP X?

Although the most recent FCP X version comes with native support for HEVC codec, users still have issues working with Hero 6 240fps HEVC footage in FCP X. In this situation, we would recommend transcoding them first, so that you can ingest Hero 6 240fps HEVC/H.265 into FCP X without any hassles.
hero 6 240fps hevc in fcp x
FCP X won’t import Hero 6 240fps HEVC footage

“Hi guys, I’m trying to edit 240fps HEVC footage shot on GoPro Hero 6 with FCP X on my MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra (10.13). Unfortunately, FCP X won’t let me select the h.265 240fps files to import. Had anyone else encountered this problem? Is there a solution to go through this? Any ideas?”

GoPro Hero 6 records high resolution and high FPS videos with the new HEVC/H.265 codec. FCP X doesn’t support that codec yet. To be able to work with Hero 6 240fps HEVC/H.265 files in FCP X, you will need to convert them to a format that is compatible with FCP X first, such as Apple ProRes codec. Learn how to transcode Hero 6 240fps HEVC/H.265 footage for use in FCP X smoothly.

How to convert Hero 6 240fps HEVC/H.265 footage to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?

Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac (it works well as a Hero 6 240fps HEVC converter for FCP X)
import 240 FPS HEVC from GoPro Hero 6 into FCP X

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install this HEVC H.265 Video Converter software on your computer, launch it and click ‘Add File’ to ingest your source media.
import 240 FPS HEVC from GoPro Hero 6 into FCP X

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 code for FCP X. When loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
import 240 FPS HEVC from GoPro Hero 6 into 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.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.

Step 4: Start transcoding Hero 6 240fps HEVC to Apple ProRes for FCP X
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to transcode HEVC video to Apple ProRes for using with FCP X. You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate exported ProRes files
As soon as the conversion process finished, simply click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated Apple ProRes files. Now you are able to open them in Final Cut Pro X for further editing without any hassles.

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How to convert Hero 6 240 fps H.265 video to ProRes?