How to Solve H.265 and FCP X Incompatible Issues

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How to Solve H.265 and FCP X Incompatible Issues

Trouble import or working with H.265 files in FCP X with no audio or other problems? Simply follow this tutorial to Solve H.265 and FCP X iIncompatible issues.

When you add recordings like H.265 to FCP X, you may come across problems. This could happen because of the different video or audio codecs in a number of H.265 files as Final Cut Pro(even the latest FCP X 10.4.8) might not support all of these codecs. First of all, have a look at the related issues:

Q1: Canon EOS R5 audio problem>
I have been just importing Canon EOS R5 H.265 footage into FCP X and it tells me there is 0 audio channels. When I open them in abobe premiere the audio is there. This happens both in FCP X 10.4.8 and 10.4.7.

Q2: Fujifilm X-T4 H.265 videos is black in FCP X?
I have a short film, shot by ARRI Alexa and Fujifilm X-T4. The alexa mov files are ok, but Fujifilm X-T4 files with MOV file format are black in Final Cut Pro X. I imported XML file from Vegas Pro to FCP X. I tried to load only one MOV file into FCP X – and again its black… Any suggestions?

As a quite hot file extension, H.265 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line, which means, you may download 4K H.265 videos from video sharing sites such as YouTube and Fox, or from Camcorders like Canon EOS R5, Fujifilm X-T4, Panasonic AG-CX10, Panasonic HC-X1500 and GoPro Hero 8, etc. According to Final Cut Pro X’s offcial site, FCP X (10.0.0-10.4) does not support H.265 files, or any compressed audio file formats, As for other versions of the software, H.265 can’t be edited and previewed smoothly. To solve the H.265 and FCP X issues, the easy workaround is to convert H.265 to a more editing-friendly format, such a FCP X’s ProRes.

To transcode H.265 files to work with FCP X, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (macOS Catalina compatible) is highly recommended here. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can convert any video file incluing H.265, XAVC, XAVC S, XF-AVC, Cinema RAW Light and more to ProRes encoded MOV files – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. If you’re a Windows users, you can turn to Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, which can help you transcode H.265 to ProRes for FCP X on Windows (Windows 10 included). Below is how to do it.

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How to convert H.265 to ProRes for editing in FCP X smoothly

Step 1. Add H.265 files

Start up Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as a H.265 to ProRes Converter for Final Cut Pro X. When its main interface pops up, click “Add File” icon to input your source videos on the main interface.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac-Best H.265/HEVC to FCP X Converter

Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV as the output format

Click the Format bar to open the format list. Then go to “Final Cut Pro” and select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” or “Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for FCP X. As you see, you may see other suitable ones for other NLEs such like Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc.

Convert H.265/HEVC to ProRes MOV on Mac

Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to Settings panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.

H.265 to FCP X Conveter - Settings

Step 3. Start the conversion

When ready, click “Convert” to start H.265 to ProRes conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open” button to get the exported MOV files for use in FCP X with optimum performance. From the guide above, you may find it is so easier for us to import the H.265 files toFinal Cut Pro X for editing.

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