Many users who use some latest H.265/HEVC cameras like Samsung NX1 would complain that “My attempts at importing H.265/HEVC videos to FCP X fail during processing.” Does Final Cut Pro X have H.265 codec support? No! Currently, Apple has no plan to add support for H.265/HEVC codec. To edit H.265 videos with Final Cut Pro X/7/6, you’ll need to convert H.265 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. Here is how to do it.
To transcode H.265/HEVC to FCP ProRes easily and quickly, U2USoft Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet professional H.265 encoder and decoder is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can effortlessly convert H.265/HEVC video to ProRes encoded MOV files – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. In additon, the program can also help you transcode H.265/HEVC files to Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. for smoothly editing or playback with iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc. Below is the detailed guide on transcoding H.265/HEVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
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How to convert H.265/HEVC videos for Final Cut Pro on Mac(Mojave included)?
1. Import H.265/HEVC videos to the software
Once run the H.265/HEVC to FCP Converter, you can click “Add Video” button to load H.265/HEVC source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
2. Select the output format
Click “format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing H.265 footage in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice.
Tip: Tap “settings” to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.
3. Start H.265/HEVC to ProRes conversion
Click “Convert” button to start encoding H.265/HEVC to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS Yosemite.
Once the H.265 to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer your H.265/HEVC footage into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.