Lumix DC-S1 FCP X - Edit Lumix DC-S1 4K H.265 in FCP X

Blyth’s association with the sea began in 2001, he is a brave man. Last week I made a voyage with him in the Caribbean Sea. I took some beautiful pictures and some high-definition videos with my Lumix DC-S1. I plan to do some simple editing before uploading these videos to Youtube. It’s a pity I can’t edit it in FCP X smoothly, how to solve the problem?

The LUMIX S1 camera is Panasonic’s first attempt of entering the world of full frame sensor cameras and as such, I think they did really well! It is a full frame camera, aimed at advanced photographers, but can also capture high quality 4K videos. Lumix S1 delivers 4K 60p video (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 MP4) in a full-frame format, even in rapidly moving scenes. V-Log will come at a later stage, with a paid firmware upgrade, however with the Panasonic S1 you can already shoot in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) mode. (HEVC codec, 4:2:0 10bit long GOP 72Mbps).

When loading and editing 4K H.265 footage in FCP X, users always encounter video and audio problems, as .mp4 format is efficient, but simply isn’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post production effects processing. Uncompressed HD format delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Well, Apple ProRes format delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises. So, before transferring Lumix DC-S1 H.265 to FCP X, you’d better transcode H.265 to ProRes codec for smoothly editing.

Overall, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is just one of the best H.265 to FCP X Converter for you to encode Lumix S1 files for FCP X smooth editing on Mac (macOS Catalina). The program is capable of converting H.265 as well as XAVC and XAVC S to ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD, AIC, H.264, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE). If you’re Windows user, please turn to its equivalent Windows version – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. Below is the workflow of Lumix S1 H.265 to Apple ProRes conversion.

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Tip: As a 4K Blu-ray Ripper, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can rip and convert 4K Blu-ray movies to any video/audio format, any device. After the video conversion, you can play your 4K Blu-ray movies on tablet, smartphone, smart tv, etc freely.

How to convert Lumix DC-S1 4K H.265 videos for editing in FCP X?

Step 1: Install and run Lumix DC-S1 Video Converter, click “Add file” to load the 4K .mp4 videos.

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Step 2: Click “Format” bar to set output format. Here, Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is your best choice.

Convert Lumix DC-S1 video to ProRes 422 MOV for editing in FCP X

Step 3: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start Lumix S1 H.265 to ProRes MOV conversion on Mac

Step 5: When the conversion is done, click “Open” to locate the converted videos. You can edit the converted videos in FCP X smoothly.


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