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Dec 08

Easily Ingest Panasonic HX-A500 4K Videos to FCP X

Summary: This is a guide on how to easily ingest our Panasonic HX-A500 4K videos to Final Cut Pro X for further editing for those Panasonic lovers. From 4K videos to the most suitable ProRes for FCP X, do you wanna know how could we make it work?

The Panasonic HX-A500 is the first wearable Ultra HD 4K camcorder, and it’s capable of capturing footage at 25fps.  It is common if you find it is a painful experience to import 4K MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 videos from Panasonic HX-A500 to Final Cut Pro X. The basic reason is that FCP-X supports 4K although, while Final Cut Pro 6/7 like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. So what we should do to work the job well? Let’s move on!

While as you got the 4K videos, it is necessary for us to do some effective solutions to edit them well in FCP X. After searching on Google, you will find the Pavtube 4K to FCP X Converter for Mac is a nice choice. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. Unlike some free video converters, it is capable of serving as the best 4K Video Converter for Mac.

Let’s start converting HX-A500 4K videos to ProRes for editing in FCP X.
For the first step, we should install this program according to the instructions, with the ‘Add video’ and ‘Add from folder’ we can easily get the original 4K MP4 files into this program. Click the ‘Merge into one file’ you can join your multiple video clips into one file. Next, we come to the top point here, choose the best one as output for FCP X. ‘Final Cut Pro’>>’Apple ProRes Codec 422(*.mov)’ could be your best selection.

Wanna more advanced adjustments? Come to the ‘Settings’ button, Just customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrates and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.

Now, you can surely click the big red button ‘Convert’ on the main interface. What I wanna mention here is this program is not designed for FCP, it is also available for others, such like iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Just choose proper format in the second step like iMovie —> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg)  for Premiere Pro. Additionally, Windows version is allowed here if you need. Any questions you can leave below as comments, thanks for reading!

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