In this article, you will get the best software which can help you to transcode GoPro Hero 4 recorded H.264 MP4 files to FCP X natively supported Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec, and then you can edit GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files with FCP X Apple ProRe codec.
GoPro Hero 4 is the latest camera released from GoPro, inc. this is the most advanced GoPro camera yet, it has two versions, one is GoPro Hero 4 black and another is GoPro Hero 4 silver, the black version is better than the silver version. GoPro Hero 4 black version can record videos in 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120, and it has equipped with 2x more powerful processor, which can offer 2x faster video frame rates. Besides it can capture high quality 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps, and the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will help you to transfer and share the recordings conveniently.
“Hello everyone, three days ago I bought the newly released GoPro Hero 4 camera to replace my old GoPro Hero 3, I used it recorded a lot of footages, some are in 4K resolution frame rate 30, some are 1080p 120 frame rate, I noticed the recordings are in MP4 format, the codec is H.264. today I try to import these GoPro Hero 4 clips into Final Cut Pro X on MacBook Pro Retina, I find the H.264 MP4 files can’t be edited by FCP X natively, the footages can’t be handled smoothly, maybe the H.264 codec is definitely not good for editing, can anyone give me some suggestions? Thank you!”
On GoPro Hero 4 related editing forums, there are a lot of users complained the issue to edit GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files with FCP X, what they found is that they can’t edit GoPro Hero 4 files with Final Cut Pro X on Mac smoothly, the final cut takes much time to render, and the imported videos can’t be edit smoothly, most users want to seek a better way to import GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to FCP X and edit natively. But, how to edit GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files with FCP X natively? The most effective way is to convert H.264 to FCP X natively supported codec, from Apple FCP X product help page you will know Apple ProRes codec is native codec for FCP X, if you convert edit GoPro Hero 4 videos to Apple ProRes 422 or prores 4444 codec, you can edit them in Final Cut Pro X natively, there will be no importing or editing issue anymore.
As we discussed above, you will need to transcode GoPro Hero 4 video to Apple ProRes codec for your Final Cut Pro X on Mac. In order to convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to Apple ProRes codec, you will need Apple ProRes converter, here we recommend the best GoPro Hero 4 to FCP X converter for you, it is Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac, this is the best HD video converter on the market which can transcode GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec easily, besides prores codec, it has many native formats or codecs supported, such as DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, AIC codec for iMovie, etc. you can use it to convert HD formats to any formats you need.
Free download GoPro Hero 4 to FCP X converter
Steps to transcode GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to Apple ProRes for FCP X.
1.Free download GoPro Hero 4 FCP X converter from our website, install it on your computer. This software has Windows version, if you need to convert GoPro Hero 4 MP4 files on Windows 8.1/7/XP/Vista, you can choose to use it.
2.Run this GoPro Hero 4 to FCP X converter, and then click add files button on the top left corner to load the clips that you want to convert.
3.You will need to select native supported format for FCP X. Just click format bar and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s native format for FCP X. Besides converting H.264 MP4 files to FCP X, it can also convert MTS to FCP X.
4.Click convert button to start the GoPro Hero 4 MP4 to FCP X Apple ProRes conversion.
Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac will start the GoPro Hero 4 FCP X conversion immediately, you don’t need to worry about the quality, video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed, you will get top quality videos for editing with FCP X. when the conversion process is done, you can click open folder button and get the converted videos, and then you can import converted GoPro Hero 4 files into FCP X for editing with native Apple ProRes codec.
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