Import GoPro 4K Video to Final Cut Pro X for Editing

Summary: If you can't open Gopro 4K video files on Final Cut Pro X, it might be the format codec issue. This article explains how to make Gopro 4K videos compatible with FCP X on Mac.


GoPro HD is the world's first true HD and best selling wearable camera to record sporting and other activities. The latest GoPro Hero4 Black allows you to record at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second.

"I just bought a GoPro Hero 4 Black. This camera is capable of 4k video. I also have Final Cut Pro X and don't think that it is able to process/preserve 4K video from this camera. Can anyone confirm this suspicion, can anyone recommend weather should I upgrade to FCP X or not to resolve the issue? Many thanks!" - Christopher Said

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The GoPro HD records in MPEG-4 format and outputs the MP4 files are compressed using the h.264 codec. So the files you are getting out of GoPro HD are suited to be delivered but not for editing.

FCP X, in its original state, only handles Apple ProRes Codes 422 (*.mov) natively. You can find a list of supported cameras here (it isn’t up to date). The Help Manual lists supported codecs, but fails to mention or warn the reader that these need additional plug-ins to work.

Therefore you will encounter the problem how to import GoPro MP4 files to Final Cut Pro X? To make GoPro video files compatible with Final Cut Pro X, the easy way is to convert GoPro MP4 to Final Cut Pro X editable formats such as Apple Prores Codec, it ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X.

To finish the task of Gorpo 4k video to FCP X, you could get help from Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which is is an all-in-one program integrating conversion and editing. It can convert gopro 4K videos to Final Cut Pro X editable Apple Prores Codec for multiple purposes. With it you can easily rewrap and transcode GoPro (4K) MP4 to MOV (Apple ProRes Codes 422) codec which support any frame size (including 4K) at full resolution for using in Final Cut Pro X. Besides, it provide an unparalleled combination of impressive image quality and reduced storage rates. Just get it and follow the step-by-step tutorial to encode GoPro 4K video for editing in FCP X smoothly.

 

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How to Encode GoPro 4K Videos to FCP X editable Apple ProRes format?

Step 1. Import GoPro video files

Install and launch the best GoPro to FCP Converter and load the source GoPro MP4 files to the software by click “Add Video” button.


Note: If your files are segmented and you want to combine them together into a big one before you import files into FCP, at this time, you can switch on the "Merge into one file" switch at the bottom.


Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV for output format

Click the "Format" bar, you can click “Final Cut Pro” >> “Apple ProRes Codes 422 (*.mov) as output format from the format list.



Step 3. Start the GoPro 4K videos to FCP Apple ProRes conversion

Clicking the “Convert” button on main interface and get the 4K videos to Final Cut Pro supported MOV conversion starts.

After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to popup output directory with the converted files. Then you can import the converted GoPro 4K files  into FCP X for editing.


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