How can I work with Samsung NX300 60p video in iMovie/FCP X smoothly? If you are looking for an easy and direct workflow for Samsung NX300 and iMovie/FCP X, you are in the right place. This post displays a way of converting Samsung NX300 60p MP4 footage to a QuickTime movie format for use in Apple iMovie/FCP X smoothly with lossless quality.
The 20.3-megapixel NX300 is the most fully realized mirrorless, compact system camera Samsung has produced yet and one of the best on the market in its class. Though the camera is slightly bigger and heavier than its predecessors, the NX300’s “retro modern” design looks great, and it’s still highly portable.
The Samsung NX300 captures video as an MP4 file using H.264 compression method and records Full HD 1080p at 60fps. It can also record 30fps or 24fps. Sound is captured with in-camera stereo sound. If you like better sound quality than you can get in-camera, the EM 10 microphone is available as an accessory for $130. The Samsung NX300 produces just as good video results as it does still images. The colors are represented accurately and the subjects are sharp. The camera does a great job at capturing and maintaining focus even with a moving subject.
For a fast and fluid workflow on iMovie/FCPX, shooters sometimes need to transcode NX300 60p MP4 video to AIC/ProRes files before editing. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter for Mac. Read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to convert Samsung NX300 60P footage for editing in iMovie/FCPX with optimum performance.
First of all, download a demo of HD Video Converter for Mac (compatible with the most recent Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite)
[Guide] How to transcode Samsung NX300 60p MP4 recordings for editing in iMovie and FCP X?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Samsung NX300 Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Samsung NX300 60p MP4 video to AIC for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This output format is also suitable for editing in Final Cut Express.
To transcode Samsung NX300 60p MP4 video files to ProRes for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
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 (optional)
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: Begin Samsung NX300 60p MP4 movies to MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie or FCP X with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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