Panasonic HC-X1 is a popular camcorder that selected by many professional users, maybe you also got this excellent camcorder and recorded some footages, in this article we will share the best way to import 4K MP4/MOV from HC-X1 to FCP X and then edit with native supported Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 codec, if you want to edit Panasonic HC-X1 videos with FCP X smoothly, just read this article and get the best Panasonic HC-X1 FCP X workflow.
On the recording camcorder market Panasonic HC-X1 is a hot device, it is recommended and selected by many professional or amateur users. As a 4K Ultra HD professional camcorder, it uses 1″-Type MOS Sensor, which can enable you to capture UHD 4K videos up to 60p, or capture DCI 4K videos at 24p, the recordings can be in MP4, MOV, and AVCHD formats. What’s more, it uses 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. for further stabilization, you can use 2 SD card slots simultaneously, and you can choose to store recordings in different format to each card.
Main feature of Panasonic HC-X1:
4K High-Resolution Video Recording
5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.
4K 1″-Type MOS Sensor
4-Drive Lens System
Leica Dicomar 4K Lens
Choice of File Format and Bit-Rate
16-Axis Independent Color Correction
Record video in MP4, MOV, and AVCHD
How to import 4K MP4/MOV from HC-X1 to FCP X for editing natively?
“Can anyone help me to get videos from Panasonic HC-X1 to FCP X and edit natively? I have purchased the Panasonic HC-X1 camcorder for about one month, during this month I recorded some 4K videos with HC-X1 in MP4 and MOV formats, now I am working on a video project that need to edit Panasonic HC-X1 files with FCP X on iMac Pro, I found the Panasonic HC-X1 MP4 and MOV files can’t be supported smoothly, I searched on the Internet and know the issue may be caused by the video codec, it seems the Apple ProRes codec is needed, what’s the best Panasonic HC-X1 FCP X workflow? Can you help me to transcode video from Panasonic HC-X1 to FCP X Apple ProRes? Thank you!”
Have you encountered the Panasonic HC-X1 to FCP X importing and editing issue like it showed above? Panasonic HC-X1 is able to record videos in MP4 and MOV formats, but the video codec is not native supported codec of Final Cut Pro X, so if you are trying to import 4K MP4/MOV from HC-X1 to FCP X directly, you will meet with importing and editing problems. To get rid of the issues, the best Panasonic HC-X1 to FCP X workflow is to convert 4K MP4/MOV from HC-X1 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, Apple ProRes codec is the native editing codec of FCP X, with this codec you can edit videos smoothly.
Convert 4K MP4/MOV from HC-X1 to FCP X Apple ProRes
Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, this is the best 4K video converter on the market, it can convert 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF or 4K MP4 (H.265/HEVC codec) files to any formats you need. This Panasonic HC-X1 FCP X converter has Windows version and Mac version, you can choose the version according to your computer.
Step 2. Load Panasonic HC-X1 4K MP4/MOV files to the MP4 to FCP X converter. You can connect the HC-X1 camcorder to the computer via USB cable to transfer recordings to local hard drive, then import files to this 4K video converter. Besides this method, you can directly drag and drop Panasonic HC-X1 videos into Acrok converter, batch loading is supported.
Step 3. Choose output format for Final Cut Pro X editing. There are many optimized output formats in this Panasonic HC-X1 to FCP X converter, you can choose the output format according to your need. As we need to edit Panasonic HC-X1 4K MP4/MOV files with FCP X, the Apple ProRes codec is what we want, so just click “Format” bar, from its drop-down lists, move your mouse to “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, select it as the output file format, this format is the best native editing format for Final Cut Pro X.
Step 4. Customize output parameters. This MP4 to FCP X converter has customization feature, it is very convenient for you to change the output parameters like resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec, etc. just click “Settings” button on the main interface, and then you can adjust the output parameters. If you don’t need to change the settings, just skip this step.
Step 5. Convert 4K MP4/MOV video from Panasonic HC-X1 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec. Click the convert button under the preview window, this 4K video converter will start Panasonic HC-X1 MOV/MP4 to FCP X Apple ProRes conversion.
When the Panasonic HC-X1 to FCP X conversion is completed, you can get the converted videos and then import the clips to FCP X for editing without any issues.