If you are looking for a smooth way to work with Samsung HMX-F90 movies in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode HMX-F90 video to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
The Samsung HMX-F90 can be used to shoot 1280x720p HD video at 30 frames per second, resulting in videos with resolution that is two and a half times better than what typical standard-definition camcorders can produce. If you are facing issues uploading video from a Samsung HMX-F90 to a Mac for editing in FCP X, we would recommend copying the files from the memory card and using a transcoder like HD Video Converter for Mac to convert HMX-F90 H.264 video to Apple ProRes Codec for use in FCP X flawlessly. Here’s a quick tutorial guiding you through the process of encoding HMX-F90 movies to FCP X preferred ProRes .mov format.
How to encode Samsung HMX-F90 movies to ProRes for FCP X?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
Download, install and run HD Video Converter for Mac, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Samsung HMX-F90 movies to ProRes 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 FCP 7. When loading them into FCP X/6/7, 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 Samsung HMX-F90 movies 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.
To import the transcoded files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO NOT check “Create Optimized Media” OR “Create Proxy Media”. Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.
You’re now ready to edit!
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