Simple Way to Transfer H.265/HEVC videos to FCP for editing

Summary: This article explains how to convert H.265 videos into Apple ProRes codec for FCP editing with best H.265 converter for Mac.

Recently, many camcorder manufactories have adopted a new codec-H.265/HEVC for recordings including Samsung NX1/NX500. With HEVC (H.265) support, capturing extreme details only occupies half of the storage space, which is typically designed for HD recording. Unfortunately, it may be a pain for users to edit the H.265/HEVC MP4 footage in FCP. This article will teach you how to transfer H.265/HEVC videos to FCP for editing easily.

The reason why FCP can not afford H.265 videos is much simple. That’s because currently FCP doesn’t come with full support for this new codec. To make H.265/HEVC videos editable in FCP, you’d better get a third party converter software to help you to encode H.265 to Apple ProRes codec first.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here to finish the task. With it, you not only can convert H.265/HEVC videos to FCP optimized Apple ProRes codec, but also can choose special codecs for other NLEs, like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere, AIC for iMovie/FCE .etc. If you wanna simply play H.265/HEVC media files on portable devices, there are a lot of suitable outputs for you including iPad, iPod, Samsung Tab, Kindle and so on. Now, download the software on Mac OS X, and then follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Load H.265/HEVC video clips to FCP for editing

STEP 1. Run the H.265/HEVC to FCP Converter you have downloaded; click "Add" icon to load your source H.265 files. Or you can directly drag&drop videos into program.

STEP 2. Go to "Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for editing H.265 footage in FCP.

STEP 3. If you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, pls turn to "Settings" page.

STEP 4. Tap the convert button; it will start converting H.265/HEVC to ProRes .mov for importing to FCP instantly. After conversion, just get the generated files for natively editing in FCP via "Open" panel.

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