To be able to edit iPhone HEVC recordings on a Mac machine smoothly through Final Cut Pro X , users sometimes need to to convert iPhone HEVC video files to Apple ProRes codec first. This requires a workable iPhone HEVC to ProRes converter. In this post, we walk you through how to transcode iPhone HEVC media to ProRes codec via using such a converter app.
FCP X won’t open my HEVC files from iPhone X properly
“Hi all, I recently bought an Apple iPhone X and filmed in 4K, 60fps using the new HEVC format. When I try to import my iPhone X HEVC video clips into FCP X, all I get are black clips with sound, but no video. Anyone have a solution for this?”
FCP X 10.4 on High Sierra does support HEVC. If for any reason you cannot process the upgrade or you still have incompatibility issues, you are recommended transcoding your iPhone HEVC files to ProRes 422 first, which will ensure a optimum performance in Final Cut Pro X. Learn how to process iPhone HEVC files to ProRes 422 conversion.
How to encode iPhone HEVC footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?
Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac (it works well as an iPhone HEVC Converter for FCP X)
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install this iPhone HEVC to ProRes 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
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 iPhone HEVC H.265 video to Apple ProRes for FCP X
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to transcode HEVC H.265 files 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 X for further editing without any hassles.
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