“Why I can’t load Panasonic HC-X2000 4K MOV files into FCP X? I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t doing something wrong.”
At CES 2020, Panasonic introduced three new professional camcorders – Panasonic HC-X2000, AG-CX10 and HC-X1500, positioned as the industry’s smallest and lightest 4K 60p professional camcorders with integrated lenses. These are designed for run & gun use: compact and light director’s cameras that can be carried anywhere and provide fast and high-quality recording. The VENUS Engine image processor from Panasonic’s Lumix cameras now is used on Panasonic HC-X2000, supporting 4K resolution for 50/60p, and 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording to 29.97p in UHD, and 59.94p in FHD, with 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output to an external recorder. It also provides 200 Mbps HEVC recording to 59.94p. The cameras record to MP4, MOV and AVCHD file formats, plus the CX10 supports P2 MXF for broadcast editing.
Can FCP X handle Panasonic HC-X2000 4K HEVC footage?
Fianl Cut Pro’s has enhanced the ability to edit at resolutions up to 8K to Final Cut Pro X 10.4. But all previous version, including version 10.3, can only edit at up to HD resolutions. In addition, FCP X’s system requirements for 4K editing at quite high. You should have a dual 10 core Xeon system as an “entry level” 4K editing suite and ideally a faster computer for more 4K editing.
H.265, also called HEVC, is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264 at the same level of video quality. We can tell the feature of H.265 from its name, yeah, the encoding efficiency of H.265/HEVC is much higher than H.264. H.265 is widely used to shoot 4K recordings by many professional cameras such as Panasonic HC-X2000, Panasonic AG-CX10, Panasonic HC-X1500, Panasonic AJ-CX4000, etc. Sometimes we need to edit Panasonic HC-X2000 4K MP4 and MOV to polish them in FCP X.
Well, as far as we know, although Final Cut Pro X has claim that it has supported the HEVC, however many FCP X users found they can’t edit the some of the Panasonic HC-X2000 4K videos, the importing window doesn’t response wherever they click. Make sure that the all the Panasonic HC-X2000 videos can be edit in FCP X, FPC 7 or FCP 6, you’ll need to convert Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC footagge to something editable like Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Best workflow of Panasonic HC-X2000 4K with FCP X
For users who are still using FCP X or previous version which can’t handle 4K resolution video or if your computer doesn’t meet the standards to edit Panasonic HC-X2000 recordings, we highly recommended you to transcode Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC to FCP X most favorable ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 codec.
Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which has perfect importing support for the 4K HEVC video produced by Panasonic HC-X2000 video. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can import multiple Panasonic HC-X2000 4K video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time. With the program, you can efficiently produce FCP X most favorable ProRes codec with perfect quality and super fast encoding speed.
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Free dowmload Panasonic HC-X2000 to FCP X Converter
How to encode Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC to ProRes for FCP X?
1. Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this HEVC Converter.
2. Click “Foramt” to select “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. ProRes is FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.
3. (Optional) If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also click “Edit” to add 3D effect to your source media.
3. Click “Convert” to start Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC MOV, HEVC MP4, AVCHD .MTS files to ProRes codec conversion on Mac.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open” to get the generated ProRes .mov files for editing in FCP X on your Mac with optimum performance. Hope it helps.