Came upon issues working With 60p .MOV Files in FCP X? If so, you may have interest in this post. It displays a workaround of transcoding 60p MOV files to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
If you are shooting with a DSLR camera like Nikon D5300, Nikon D5500, Nikon J4 or something similar, you may have got some 1080-60p MOV files. Copying these 60p MOV files to your Mac is not a problem, but importing and editing them in FCP X might be. If for some reason FCP X doesn’t recognize 60p MOV files well, we do recommend converting the 1080p60 MOV to ProRes 422 before start.
Is there a reliable 60fps MOV to ProRes converter?
If you attempt to transcode 60p MOV video to Apple ProRes for editing in FCP X or its former version FCP 6 and 7, we would recommend HD Video Converter for Mac. It features optimal format presets for Mac NLEs, including iMovie, FCE and FCP, as well as cross-platform editing programs like Avid, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, etc., enabling users to custom video and audio settings like frame rate, bit rate, resolution, sample rate and audio channel in their own way.
First of all, download a demo version of HD Video Converter for Mac
60p MOV and FCP X – how to transcode 60p mov files to ProRes 422 for transferring to FCP X more flawlessly?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional 60p MOV to FCPX 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 Format bar, 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 60p MOV 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/7/6 with optimum performance.
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