What’s the best workflow to import 4K MP4 from GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X? If you are trying to import and edit GoPro Hero 6 recorded 4K MP4 files with FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6, just follow this article, you will learn the easiest GoPro Hero 6 FCP workflow, and you will get the best software to transcode GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 video to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec for editing.
GoPro Hero 6 is one of the hottest action cameras this year, the GoPro Hero 6 is very powerful, with the help of new GP1 chip, the HERO6 has twice the performance compared to the HERO5, and it has the best image quality yet, you can capture 4K at 60p or 1080p at 240fps, that’s amazing, you can achieve stunning playback of your highlights. What’s more, the GoPro Hero 6 equipped with the most advanced image stabilization ever, so you can record super smooth clips.
What’s the best GoPro Hero 6 FCP workflow?
“Hi, I purchased the GoPro Hero 6 camera to record sport videos, I have recorded about one hundred footages in the past days, now I want to load videos from GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X and edit the clips, and then I will share the edited videos on my YouTube channel. I have FCP X installed on my MacBook Pro, but it’s the first time for me to edit 4K MP4 files with FCP X, can you share the best GoPro Hero 6 FCP workflow with me? My friend told me to convert GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 to FCP X supported Apple ProRes codec, but I don’t know what to do, can you help? Thank you in advance!”
As a popular video editing software, FCP X is an ideal software to edit GoPro Hero 6 recorded videos, many gopro fans choose FCP X as their primary editing software. Since GoPro Hero 6 released, more and more GoPro Hero 6 users are trying to edit GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 files with FCP X on Mac, but they have reported that their GoPro Hero 6 videos can’t be imported and edited by FCP X smoothly, the GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 video is badly supported by the Final Cut Pro editing software, and they want a good GoPro Hero 6 FCP workflow. Just like the question showed above, you may also have the issue to import and edit GoPro Hero 6 files with FCP X. Why GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 video is not supported by FCP X natively? It is because the H.264 MP4 codec is not a good editing codec for FCP X, you will meet with different problems, the best GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6 workflow is to convert GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, because this is the native supported editing codec of Final Cut Pro, with this codec you won’t have any issues.
Convert 4K MP4 form GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6
To convert 4K MP4 from GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format for native editing, we recommend you to use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, this is the best 4K video converter on Mac and Windows computer, it can help you to convert 4K video, blu-ray, DVD or full HD 1080p to nearly any formats you want, such as convert 4K MP4 from GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6, or works as H.265 converter and convert 4K H.265 HEVC video to other formats. Now you can download this GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 video converter and follow the steps to convert videos from GoPro Hero 6 to Final Cut Pro X/FCP 7/FCP 6 or other formats.
Step 1. Download GoPro Hero 6 4K video converter, aka Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac/Windows, this 4K video converter has Windows version and Mac version, so it can help you to convert GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec on Mac or Windows 10/7.
Step 2. Install this GoPro Hero 6 FCP converter, run this application you will see its main interface, to load files from GoPro Hero 6 to Acrok converter, you can click “Add Files” button and “Add Folder” button, or just directly drag and drop videos into Acrok, you can load batch files at one time. Besides GoPro Hero 6 4K MP4 videos, you can also load other 4K UHD videos into Acrok for conversion.
Step 3. Select output format that you want. To import 4K MP4 form GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6 for editing natively, please choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is the best format for FCP video editing, with this codec and format you don’t need to render anymore. Besides Apple ProRes 422 codec, you can also choose Apple ProRes 4444 codec to get higher quality.
Tip: Works as the top 4K video converter, Acrok can also help you to convert 4K videos to MKV, MOV, AVI, MP4 or other formats and maintain the 4K resolution, you can also downscale 4K resolution to 1080p full HD resolution. There are many optimized formats in this GoPro Hero 6 FCP X converter, if you want other formats you can choose according to your need.
Step 4. Before convert 4K MP4 files from GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, you can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or others, if you don’t need to change you can skip this step.
Step 5. The last step is to click “Convert” button on the lower right corner to start the conversion process.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will convert GoPro Hero 6 to FCP X native codec at top quality and speed, when the conversion is completed, you can get the converted videos and then import them to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6 and then edit natively.