Recently I got a question on how to work GoPro Hero4 4K videos well with FCP 7 and I write the solutions I found as an article below.
First of all, if you are fond of GoPro Hero series camera and got questions on Importing GH4 4K videos to FCP 7 for a further editing, take it easy, let's start from this question below:
'I am a new GH4 owner and wedding videographer. I am used to using the canon 70D and the .mov format that comes from that camera. Easy to edit in FCP 7 prores. The problem is, I am not sure what is comparable to that. .mov or Mp4LPCM. Now here is my problem. When shooting MP4 LPCM at FHD 100M 1920 by 1080 I get no audio on playback in camera or when viewing on mac. FCP 7 cannot accept the 4K videos? How could I deal with that?'
Fortunately, I have the similar experience and now I'd like to share the solutions with you. Cause the FCP 7 has the limitation of other codec except for ProRes, so the easiest way to go through this way is a 4K Video to FCP 7 Converter, so I googled and I found the Pavtube HD Video Covnerter for Mac is a professional one that can hold all various formats for FCP 6/7/X. No matter for old users or someone who is the first time to work with. With a good reputation, we can handle this one with an easy operation.
Tips: 4K videos usually cannot only be accepted by FCP, but also for other popular ones such as Premiere Pro, Avid and Sony Vegas, etc.
I'd like to share the main steps with you here:
When you install and launch the program in nice ways, you can choose to drag your files in or with two effective items, 'Add video' and 'Add from folder'. Especially for FCP 7, we here have several types of ProRes codec for you , you can choose any one you like, but here I suggest you the 'Apple Prores Codec 422 (HQ) (*.mov) as the best one to preserve the original high quality.
Note: If you are going to convert the 4K videos and play them on some media players, you must have a desire of adjust them in a suitable default, right? 'Settings' here I suggest you to take around. What the important point is you can adjust your video size here to make it suitable with your media player.
At the end of this paper, click the 'Convert' to start and wait for your output videos. Any other troubles you met about the GH4 videos you can leave as comments below, because you know, I'm a loyal GH4 lover too.
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