GoPro HERO7 Black is designed to capture super-smooth footage of your latest, greatest, not-so-serene adventures. The GoPro HERO7 Black supports up to UHD 4K60/50 video resolutions, and captures 2.7K120/100 slow-motion and super-slow motion video at rates up to 1080p240/200. Still images can be captured in up to 12MP resolution in bursts of up to 30 images per second. Something we’d like to talk about in this article is GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 and Final Cut Pro X incompatible issues as so many guys are complaining FCP X can’t import GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 video correctly…
After doing some reading, it looks like GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 records high resolution and high FPS videos with the new HEVC/H.265 codec. Apparently that codec is not available for FCP X yet and hoping to get that update soon. You need something to convert it. U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best H.265/HEVC to ProRes converter on Mac OS X (macOS Mojave included). This Mac video converter can help you convert GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 HEVC footage to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro X with least quality loss.
Besides ProRes, this Mac tool provides optimal codecs like DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG2, so that you can work GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 4K videos with Avid MC, iMovie and Premiere Pro without hassle. Below is a tutorial on how to transcode GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 H.265 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X.
How to transcode GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 H.265 to ProRes 422 .mov for Final Cut Pro X
STEP 1. Import 4K videos to the software
Once run the H.265 video converter for Mac, you can click “Add Video” button to load H.265 source files from GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 black camera. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
STEP 2. Select the output format
Click “format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)” as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 H.265 footage in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422, Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all available for you.
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. You can keep the original video size as 4K or downscale 4K to 1080p for easier editing.
STEP 3. Start GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 H.265 to ProRes conversion
Click “Convert” button to start encoding GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 H.265/HEVC to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS X.
Once the conversion is done, you can bring your GoPro HERO7/HERO6/HERO5 H.265 footage into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for editing on Mac at light speed.