“Lumix BS1H to FCP X editing question: “Hello, I just purchased the Lumix BS1H camcorder to shoot high quality videos for my company, I have not used this kind of professional camcorders before, so I am not familiar with the importing and editing workflow. I have recorded some videos with Lumix BS1H and the recorded files are in MOV format, when I try to load MOV files from Lumix BS1H to Final Cut Pro X for editing, the FCP X said the video format is not supported, should I convert Lumix BS1H MOV files to Final Cut Pro X supported format? Hope you can give me some suggestions, thank you!”
This post is writing for Lumix BS1H users who are having issues while editing Lumix BS1H H.265 video files in FCP X. It explains an easiest way to transcode Lumix BS1H H.265 footage to Apple ProRes MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro X fluidly.
The Panasonic DC-BS1H is the company’s second box camera, joining the Micro Four Thirds BGH1 in the lineup. Lumix BS1H which we rate as one of the best video cameras you can buy. The Lumix BS1H has the same video performance and capabilities as the Lumix S1H. This means it comes equipped with powerful internal recording options such as open gate 6K, 24p 4:2:0 10-bit and DCI 4K up to 60fps 4:2:0 10-bit, all without any recording time limit. Can we import and edit Lumix BS1H H.265/HEVC .mov files in FCP X smoothly?
Many users have bought Lumix BS1H camcorder to record high quality videos, but most of them have encountered the issue to import and edit Lumix BS1H H.265 files with Final Cut Pro X on Mac. On video editing forums and websites many users have reported that FCP X can’t support their Lumix BS1H recorded MOV files, what’s the main reason? It is because Lumix BS1H H.265/H.265 Long GOP/MOV format is not supported format of FCP X, if you want to import videos from Lumix BS1H to FCP X and edit natively, you will need to convert H.265 files to ProRes codec, this is native supported codec of FCP X, once you convert H.265 files from Lumix BS1H to Final Cut Pro X Apple ProRes, you can edit 6K and 4K H.265 files with FCP X natively.
Which software can do the 6K/4K H.265 to Apple ProRes conversion? We need to find a H.265 Video Converter todo this job. Fortunately, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best conversion software for converting any video to ProRes codec with fast speed. The Lumix BS1H H.265 files will be converted by this Apple ProRes Converter to FCP X with no problems. Then you can edit Lumix BS1H H.265 files in FCP X without rendering.
How to Convert H.265 files from Lumix BS1H to FCP X ProRes codec
Step 1. Download H.265 Video Converter, install this software on your Mac computer, it is the H.265 to ProRes converter on the market, it can convert Lumix BS1H H.265 .mov files and other fotmats into any formats you need. This video converter also has Windows version, so if you want to convert Lumix BS1H videos on Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can download the Windows version.
Step 2. Click “Add Files” button on the top left corner you will be able to import videos into this Panasonic Video converter, you can load batch files at one time, you can also directly drag and drop Lumix BS1H files into the converter for conversion.
Step 3. Select Apple ProRes codec for output. After you loaded the Lumix BS1H H.265 files, you can click format column to select the output format you need. To edit Lumix BS1H H.265 files with FCP X natively, you will need to convert H.265 to ProRes codec, so you just need to select Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. There are rich output formats in this Lumix BS1H to Final Cut Pro X converter, you can also choose the output format as you want.
Step 4. Customization is available to use in this Lumix BS1H video converter, by clicking settings button on the main interface, you can adjust the resolution, Bitrate, frame rate, codec and other parameters. If you don’t need to adjust you can skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start Lumix BS1H H.265 to Apple ProRes codec conversion process.
The converter will convert H.265 files from Lumix BS1H to Final Cut Pro X with high quality and speed, when your videos are converted to MOV files, you can import them into FCP X and then edit natively, you don’t need to render anymore, and you won’t have any importing or editing issues. Just try it.