Couldn’t work with HEVC H.265 video files in Final Cut Pro X on macOS High Sierra? If so, you may wish to read this post. It explains how to encode HEVC H.265 files to ProRes for editing in FCP X smoothly on High Sierra.
macOS High Sierra includes support for HEVC (also known as H.265) videos, but Final Cut Pro X users are still waiting for an update. At the moment, H.265 videos can be viewed in High Sierra, while editing them in FCP X is not yet possible. Users who import HEVC H.265 videos into FCP X will find that the thumbnails are displayed as black. To be able to work with HEVC H.265 files in FCP X flawlessly, users must take steps to convert HEVC H.265 videos to Apple ProRes codec before start editing. This requires a third party HEVC Converter for High Sierra. In this article, we will explain how to convert HEVC H.265 files to ProRes for use in Final Cut Pro X flawlessly.
How to convert HEVC to ProRes on High Sierra?
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.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X on High Sierra
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.
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 HEVC H.265 files to Apple ProRes for FCP X on High Sierra
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 on High Sierra for further editing without any hassles.
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