Summary: If you want to edit a drone video in FCP X but don’t know how to import the video from your drone to FCP X or have no idea to make all this video can be editable in FCP X smoothly, then you’ve come to the right place.
With the real time live-view on your mobile device allows you take photos and videos from a completely new perspective. However, there must be not all the video clips you needed, then you want to cut some of them or you just want to add video effects for some clips so that them looks more vivid while share on the website with your friend.
When you prepare to import this drone videos into FCP X on your mac, you find that your mac doesn’t recognize the video or part of the video at all, in the other word the FCP X can’t edit the video smoothly. In generally, the most compatible format for editing in FCP X is Apple Prores, while almost camera(drone video camera included) recording video with other easy-to-record format like XAVC, XAVC S, AVCHD, MTS, MXF, ect.
In order to edit the drone video in FCP X without can not import issues, you need to convert all the non-ProRes codec video clips format into Apple ProRes format. Here I would recommend you a professional any video to FCP X compatible Apple ProRes converter–Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review). It can provide quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos such as Xvid, DivX, MKV, MTS, TiVo, VOB, etc. to Apple ProRes for smoothly editing in FCP X. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. Barely several steps are enough.
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How to import and edit Drone video with Final Cut Pro X on Mac?
Step 1: Transfer drone recorded footage to Mac computer.
The drone records footage on an SD card, you can remove the SD card from the drone, insert the SD card to a card reader, then plug in the card reader into your Mac computer USB Port for transferring the video footage to your Mac local hard drive.
Step 2: Import drone videos.
From “File”drop-down option, select “add Video/Audio”to add source video files to the program.
Step 3: Select output file format.
Click “Format”bar, from its drop-down list, select “Final Cut Pro”> “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”as your desired output file format.
Step 4: Convert drone video to Apple Prores format.
Go back to the main interface and press the “Convert”icon on the right-bottom to start drone video to Final Cut Pro Apple Prores process.
When the conversion is done, you can easily import the converted video to FCP X for furthering professional editing.
Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.