Edit Lumix GH5s HEVC/H.265 video in FCP X

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Edit Lumix GH5s HEVC/H.265 video in FCP X

What’s the best workflow to edit Panasonic Lumix GH5s videos with FCP X? In this article we will share the easiest method to edit Lumix GH5s files with FCP X, you will also get an easy-to-use H.265/HEVC converter to convert Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC to Apple ProRes 422 codec or other formats for using.

Panasonic Lumix GH5s is one of the best cameras for video shooting, many users choose to buy GH5s in order to record videos in high quality, the Lumix GH5s has the best 4K video quality of any mirrorless camera, very excellent low-light capability, it handles very well for photography and video recording. If you want a camera that has powerful video recording feature, the Lumix GH5s is one of the best choices, the DCI and UHD 4K video recording will offer very high quality video for you.

Lumix GH5s recording file format:
Still image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW (14-bit / 12-bit)
4K PHOTO: MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
Motion picture: MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Motion picture: MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; H.265/HEVC
Motion picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD

How to load files from Lumix GH5s to FCP X for editing natively?

“Hi, is there an easy way to import and edit Lumix GH5s recorded H.265 HEVC files with FCP X smoothly? In the past days I recorded a lot of videos with the Lumix GH5s, and the files are in H.265 HEVC codec, when I try to import these files to Final Cut Pro X on MacBook, I found these videos are not well supported by FCP X, I searched on the Internet it seems that I need to convert Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC to FCP X ProRes 422 codec, can you share detail workflow with me? Thank you for your advice.”

“Which program can help me to convert Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC to Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP X? Currently I am working on a project and I need to edit Lumix GH5s files with Final Cut Pro X on Mac, before I import files from Lumix GH5s to FCP X, I planning to convert Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC to Apple ProRes codec, because this is the best editing codec for Final Cut Pro X, can you recommend a good H.265 HEVC to FCP X Apple ProRes converter for me? Thank you!”

The two questions showed above is asked by Panasonic Lumix GH5s users, after bought this powerful camera, there are many users have the need to load videos from Lumix GH5s to FCP X for editing, and they found the H.265 HEVC files are not well supported, as we know the H.265 HEVC is not a good editing codec, so you will meet with problems when you load H.265 HEVC to Final Cut Pro X. But, please don’t worry about this, the easiest workflow to edit Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC videos with FCP X is to convert H.265 HEVC to Apple ProRes 422 codec, the Apple ProRes codec is native editing codec for FCP X, so you will not have problems anymore.

Convert Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC to FCP X ProRes
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best H.265/HEVC to FCP X converter on the market, it can deal with Lumix GH5s H.265 HEVC files, AVCHD MTS/M2TS files, 4K H.264/MPEG-4 files, etc. nearly all the videos are supported to convert. It has rich output formats, such as Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid, WMV/MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. you can also use this software to convert videos for portable devices like tablets or smartphones. The steps to convert Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC to FCP X ProRes are very easy, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac from the link, install this Lumix GH5s to FCP X converter on your Mac computer. Windows version is also available, if you want to use this H.265 HEVC Converter on Windows 10 or Windows 8, just use the Windows version.

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Step 2. Launch this Lumix GH5s FCP X converter on your computer, you will see this program’s brief interface, click “Add Files” button on the top left corner you will be able to import the videos that you want to convert, you can add Lumix GH5s videos through this method, or just drag and drop videos into Acrok converter directly.

Lumix GH5s FCP X - Edit 4K H.265 video in FCP X on Mac

Step 3. Choose FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec for output. Click format bar on the main interface of this Lumix GH5s FCP X converter, and then select “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, this is the best editing format for FCP X, once you convert Lumix GH5s files to Apple ProRes MOV format, you can edit the clips smoothly.

Convert Lumix GH5s 4K HEVC to FCP X ProRes codec for importing/editing

Step 4. If you want to customize the output parameters, please click “Settings” button and then change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or other parameters according to your need. If you don’t need to change the conversion settings, you can skip this step.

Step 5. Start Lumix GH5s to FCP X conversion process, just click convert button on the main interface, the conversion will begin immediately.

When your Lumix GH5s H.265/HEVC videos are converted to FCP X Apple ProRes codec MOV format, you can load converted videos into Final Cut Pro X on Mac and edit the videos natively.

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