In this article, you will get the best software which can help you to transcode GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p MP4 to FCP X natively supported Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec, and then you can edit them with FCP Apple ProRe codec.
GoPro HERO4 Session is one popular camera now. GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p MP4 can record videos in 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120, and it has equipped with 2x more powerful processor, which can offer 2x faster video frame rates. On GoPro Hero related editing forums, there are a lot of users complained the issue to edit GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p MP4 files with FCP , what they found is that they can't edit GoPro Hero 4 files with Final Cut Pro X on Mac smoothly, the final cut takes much time to render, and the imported videos can't be edit smoothly, most users want to seek a better way to import GoPro Hero 1080p MP4 files to FCP and edit natively. But, how to edit GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p MP4 files with FCP natively?
To quickly fix the issue, third-party software is needed to change GoPro 1080p H.264 to something edit friendly. Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It's a professional and powerful high-quality Mac video converter and editor. With it, you can effortlessly transcode GoPro HERO4 Session MP4 files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV for Final Cut Pro. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid Media Composer, FCE, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, etc. Just download it and follow the tutorials below to transfer and import GoPro HERO4 Session footage to Final Cut Pro. (read review)
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A Step-by-step Guide to Convert GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p MP4 to Final Cut Pro X
Step 1. Load GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p MP4 files to the program
Click the "File" to the top menu bar to import GoPro HERO4 Session 1080p MP4 files to the program.
Step 2. Set Final Cut Pro supported video format
Click " Format" > "Final Cut Pro" > " Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) ". You can select one as target format depending on your request in post production.
Apple ProRes 422 –Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) –Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) –Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) –SD levels–480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 –Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
Step 3. Sart converting
Click the lower right corner of the green arrow to "Convert". When the conversion is done, you need to import converted videos to FCP. Have a try.
Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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