The Samsung NX1 has come out of the blue with an impressive spec sheet. One of the key features is its 4K video recording capability. Samsung uses a new codec, H.265 (HEVC) and 40Mbps for its 4K video. In this post, we will present a workaround to make Samsung NX1 H.265 files well compatible with FCP 7 on Mac Yosemite.
FCP 7, a kind of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Like Apple's newly released of Mac OS X Yosemite, Final Cut Pro 7 was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this FCP 7 does not support well with Samsung NX1 H.265 files.
As serious photographers and keen film-makers, you may want to make impressive videos without crippling expense. I would say it's a fair bet that it will be best to convert Samsung NX1 H.265 files to some other intermediate codec native with FCP 7 before ingesting, as H.265 is very compute-intensive.
Then you need to find a best 3rd party program to transcode NX1 H.265 files first. Good News is that Pavtube Studio recently announced the upgraded version 220.127.116.11 Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to support encoding and decoding Samsung NX1 H.265 files.
How to edit Samsung NX1 H.265 files in FCP 7 on Mac Yosemite?
Step 1: The only difference between the trail version and the retail version is the watermark “Pavtube” in the middle of the converted files by trail version. After the installation, click “Add video” button to load your original H.265 files from Samsung NX1 to the program. You can also load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button. You can highlight it for a preview.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec”, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose Apple ProRes 422 .mov as the best output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you'd better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Now everything has been settled, and don't forget to set the file location. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion work and click “Open” when you finish your conversion to check your converted files.
Conclusion: When you finished transferring Samsung NX1 H.265 files to FCP 7, we can enjoy editing the videos so nicely. Good news! All users can enjoy 30% discount from May 4th to May 6th after the upgraded days! Come on!
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