Posts with #h.264 to prores converter tag
Summary: This article will show the best way to convert H.264 to Apple ProRes, so that you can import H.264 files into Final Cut Pro X for smooth editing.
As you see, there are a ton of cameras including Nikon/Canon DSLR, GoPro Hero use H.264 compression to record. While, H.264 is a delivery format, it is not an acceptable editing codec for Final Cut Pro. To edit H.264 files in FCP X, you need to transcode H.264 to an intermediate codec(ProRes 422 is the preferred codec) before importing to Final Cut Pro. This article will give you the possible solutions how to convert H.264 files for FCP X easily keeping original quality.
Solution 1: Try MPEG Streamclip
I read some threads about MPEG Streamclip. It is a free application that can do the trick. With MPEG Streamclip, you can transcode H.264 to ProRes for FCP X.
Note: Although there are many guys recommend the MPEG Streamclip, half guys give the feedback that the output videos from MPEG Streamclip can’t work well with FCP: “When I import the videos with this new codec and try to edit it, it still lags and it's annoying to edit in FCP.”.
Solution 2: Try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional H.264 encoder for Mac. It's able to convert H.264 files from Canon EOS 70D, Canon 5D Mark III, GoPro Hero, Nikon DSLR to Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7/6 more compatible ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 video. With it, you may also encode H.264 to Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing.
Note: It is another popular video converter app for converting H.264 videos for Final Cut Pro. It provides the optimal presets ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444. You can choose a codec based on your FCP version. I tired the software and found the output videos works in Final Cut Pro smoothly with the best quality as I want. Here I’d like to share a detailed guide on encoding H.264 to ProRes for FCP with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Converting H.264 files to edit in Final Cut Pro X
1. Launch the H.264 to Final Cut Pro Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
2. Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original H.264 video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.
3. Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
4. Click the Convert button to start transcoding H.264 footage for FCP X with the best H.264 encoder for Mac.
After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer the converted H.264 files to FCP X or FCP 6/7 easily and quickly.
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Summary: This article is about step-by-step tutorial to edit your GoPro Hero MP4 footage in Final Cut Pro smoothly.
GoPro as the world's first true 1080P HD and best selling wearable camera won a lots fans. Since GoPro HERO3 generated high quality action image, people always use it to record sporting and other activities. I have a GoPro Hero 3+, but there’s something let me down: I've been messing around with settings in MPEG Streamclip and Compressor and scouring the web for tips on sending GoPro footage to Final Cut Pro, but so far have not found any better options.
Is there a fast reliable workflow that actually saves time? Is there conversion software that will actually use all available processor cores and available memory to make this process go fast? Lucky enough, I found an effective way to import and edit GoPro videos in FCP 7, FCP X just two hours ago. Now I want to share the solution with anyone who owns a GoPro and Final Cut.
First of all, download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac- The program works as the best GoPro Video Converter for FCP. It helps you fast transcode GoPro HD MP4 footage to Final Cut Pro preferred formats for easier editing. Plus, it supports converting all GoPro camera MP4 files to FCP with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What’s more, it’s the optimal tool for transcoding GoPro, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc camera or camcorder videos to kinds of NLE programs including Avid MC, Adobe Premier Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. Just download it and follow the simple guide to achieve your goal.
Step-by-step guide on converting GoPro MP4 to Final Cut Pro:
Step 1: Add Gopro MP4 video files
Install and launch the best Video Converter for GoPro and load source MP4 clips from GoPro to it.
Step 2: Choose output format
Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3. Adjust video/audio settings
Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. If you want to edit GoPro video in Final Cut without having to render the clips while editing, all the frame sizes must be the same as the sequence settings.
Step 4: Start encoding GoPro MP4 video
Click “Convert” button to start encoding GoPro MP4 to ProRes for importing to FCP.
When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted GoPro MP4 files into FCP 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X to do further editing flawlessly.
If you want to edit GoPro video in Avid Media Composer, you just need to choose the “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format in the second step; For iMovie, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)"; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as output.
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