Easy way to import and edit H.265 HEVC videos in FCP X/7/6 on Mac OS X
High Efficiency Video Coding, abbreviated in HEVC, also known as H.265, is a successor to currently most commonly used video compression format H.264, which is said to double the data compression ratio compared with the previous. Video encoded with HEVC will maintain the high visual quality, but at a smaller file size. Compared with the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High profile, the average bitrate reduction for HEVC was 52% for 480p, 56% for 720p, 62% for 1080p, and 64% for 4K UHD.
Though popular as it being for its higher definition and smaller size, as a new codec, many multimedia players and video editing tools don’t keep the pace with the codec. So sometimes, you may need to edit the H.265 HEVC footages in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for better sharing. But may have import issues one or another while loading them to FCP to do further editing. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to encode H.265 footage to FCP compatible format – Apple ProRes MOV. Along with some help from third-party software UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
The UFUSoft HD Video Converter is a converter program designed for transcoding HD media, including camera and camcorder videos files to whatever format you need with best video and audio synchronization. It supported camera brands include Samsung, Canon, Sony, JVC, Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Pentax, Red, Blackmagic, Sanyo, and so on. With this little tool, you are able to create editable files for NLEs like Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid MC, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro CC/CS6, Sony Vegas, etc. and export playable files for iOS devices, Android devices, HD Media Players, Game consoles and more.
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How to edit H.265 HEVC videos in FCP X/7/6 on Mac?
Step 1. Import H.265 HEVC videos
Run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best H.265 Video Converter on your Mac computer, goWhen its main interface appears as below, click on “Add File” button to load your H.265 HEVC files to the program. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.
Step 2. Choose compatible format for FCP
Click the “Profile” option, move mouse cursor to select “Final cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. ProRes MOV is the best native format for editing in FCP X/7/6.
Tip: You are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters if you are not satisfied with the default settings. Presets like size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc. can be customized in your own way by clicking “Settings” button.
Step 3. Transcode H.265 HEVC video to ProRes MOV
When ready, Click “Convert” button to transcode H.265 HEVC video to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP on Mac with best quality.
After the H.265 video to ProRes conversion process is complete, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov files and open them in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for further editing on Mac OS X(Sierra and El Capitan inclued) without issues.