It is beginning to be a massive problem for all Samsung NX500 users who want to actually edit the Samsung NX500 4K H.265 video footage in FCP 6/7. Samsung NX500 uses a new codec, H.265 (HEVC) and 40Mbps for its 4K video. This is claimed to have the same image quality, but half the size of 100Mbps H.264 footage make higher quality with smaller size become reality. However, Samsung NX500 4K H.265 and FCP compatibility issue is always troubles many users. Actually, 4K H.265 is not a video format supported by FCP 6/7.
Video Formats: Apple Animation codec, Apple Intermediate codec, Apple ProRes(all versions), AVC-intra, AVCHD (including AVCCAM, AVCHD Lite, and NXCAM), DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50), DVCPRO HD, H.264, HDV, iFrame, Motion JPEG(OpenDML only), MPEG IMX(D-10), REDCODE RAW (R3D), Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, XAVC, XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, QuickTime formats.
How to edit Samsung NX500 4K H.265 videos in FCP 6/7?
A third party software is in need to help get the Samsung NX500 4K H.265 in FCP 6/7 edit task done. Different from common HD videos, the conversion of 4K video requires higher for video converter. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is just the one with advanced converting technology, powerful and reliable conversion abilities according to your requirements. It has the strong ability to convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265 to FCP 6/7. Since there are many video formats supported by FCP 6/7, Apple ProRes format is the best friendly one.
Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac provides you with specialized Apple ProRes format in in four versions: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) for edit in FCP 6/7. It also allows you to convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265 files to other editing software like iMovie, Adobe premiere, Windows movie maker, Avid Media Composer etc. with specialized format. Besides, as the 4K output will take a long time to finish, this wonderful 4K to FCP converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size you want you can downscale the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K for easy upload and storage. (Read review)
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How to Convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265 videos to FCP?
Step 1. Load 4K H.265 files to FCP 6/7
Install the Samsung NX500 4K H.265 to FCP 6/7 4K Video converter program on Mac and run it. It supports batch conversion and merging multiple video clips into one file.
Step 2. Choose output folder
Click “Browse” button the set output folder.
Step 3. Select output format
Click “Format” dropdown menu, turn to “Final Cut Pro” option, you can see the Apple ProRes format. Generally, you are recommended with Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. If you wanna faster conversion speed and smaller video size, you can choose Apple ProRes 422 (LT) or Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). If you have strict requirements for video quality, choose Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) as output formats.
Tip: You can click “Settings” icon to adjust video and audio parameters. Set video resolution, bitrate , frame rate as you want. It’s OK to keep the original 4K video size, but it will taker longer time than changing the video resolution to 1080P or 720p, etc. What’s more, smaller video size is beneficial to transfer to FCP editing software.
Step 4. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert 4K H.265 videos to FCP friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to for playback on the go.
Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.