As we know, ALEXA 65 as a digital cinema camera performs much better than common camcorders on the image quality. ALEXA 65 applies high-level technologies, besides, it adopts more professional recording file format – uncompressed ARRIRAW. So, if you have problems when you are trying to importing and editing ALEXA 65 Christmas recordings in FCP X, it’s no big deal. After all, from Apple Official Document, we can see that FCP X doesn’t support uncompressed ARRIRAW at all.
In order to import and edit ALEXA 65 Christmas recordings in FCP X successfully, I would suggest you to transcode ALEXA 65 uncompressed ARRIRAW recordings to Apple ProRes Codec MOV format which is the most suitable format for FCP X. If you think 1080p image is enough to you in some ways, you can also use a third-party App to downgrade ALEXA 65 recordings to 1920 x 1080.
Here I introduce an ARRIRAW Converter App to you - Pavtube ARRIRAW Video Converter for Mac. The App is able to convert ALEXA 65 uncompressed ARRIRAW recordings to Apple ProRes Codec MOV format for FCP X. It also supports for downgrading ALEXA 65 recordings to 1080p. After that, you can you can make films with the recordings in FCP X, or share to YouTube with your fans. In addition to this, this app has the ability to convert your Christmas recordings to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro.
1. When converting ARRIRAW footage using Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.
2. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.
How to Edit ALEXA 65 Christmas Recordings in FCP X
Step 1. Load ALEXA 65 recordings
First, transfer uncompressed ARRIRAW recordings from ALEXA 65 to your Mac.
Then click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button to browse and choose uncompressed ARRIRAW recordings. Certainly, the App supports for Drag-and-Drop.
Step 2. Choose the output format
The App has prepared an output profile for FCP X. Just click the format bar and follow “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple Prores 422 HQ(*.mov)”
Step 3. Resize Parameters
Click “Settings” to pop up “Profile Settings” window. You can resize the resolution by changing “Size(pix)” option to 1920 x 1080.
Step 4. Start the conversion
At last, hit the big “Convert” button in the main UI. Then the App will start to convert uncompressed ARRIRAW recordings to Apple Prores 422 HQ(*.mov). Once the conversion is over, you can import and edit ALEXA 65 Christmas recordings in FCP X with no problem. Enjoy!
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