If you are stuck in working with HC-VX870K 4K MP4 in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K MP4 to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
Needed a smooth workflow for Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K recordings and FCPX
“Hi, there, I purchased a Panasonic HC-VX870K a few weeks ago. I have recorded some 4K files with it. Unfortunately, FCP X can not work with 4K recordings stably. Does anyone know a smooth workflow for HC-VX870K 4K and FCPX? Thanks for any advice.”
The HC-VX870 is made to film in 4K. With four times the resolution than Full HD, video is captured in crisp detail. While editing 4K files in FCP X is not as easy as handling HD files. To be able to edit HC-VX870K 4K recordings in FCP X flawlessly, we would recommend transcoding HC-VX870K 4K files to ProRes 422 first. Here’s a quick guide on how to convert HC-VX870K 4K files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing.
Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K MP4 and FCP X – transcode HC-VX870K 4K MP4 footage to QuickTime .mov with ProRes codec for editing in FCP X
HD Video Converter for Mac
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional HC-VX870K 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’ list, 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 HC-VX870K 4K MP4 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.
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