Import and edit iPhone X 4K video in FCP X

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Import and edit iPhone X 4K video in FCP X

After recording some iPhone X .mp4 recordings, I transferred the file over to my computer, and imported in to FCP X, it was fine. But when I tried to add it to the timeline, error occurred. Final Cut Pro X was unable to detect the video. I’m looking for a workaround to get FCP X import iPhone X 4K HEVC video correctly for smooth editing.

Searching through Apple forum, I got know that to solve this dilemma, we need to take a little up front time and set up a workflow that will convert iPhone X video into a format that Final Cut Pro likes.
Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is a just a common video converter like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac – The program works as the best Mac iPhone X Video Converter. It helps you fast transcode iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus recorded .mp4 footage to Final Cut Pro X preferred Apple ProRes codec with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What’s more, it’s the optimal tool for transcoding iPhone, GoPro, Sony, RED, Canon, Nikon, JVC, Panasonic, etc camera or camcorder videos to kinds of NLE programs Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro, iMovie, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Express and more. Just download it and follow the simple guide to achieve your goal.

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Steps to convert iPhone X 4K HEVC clips to ProRes for FCP X

1. Import iPhone videos to the software
Once run the iPhone X video convert, you can click “Add files” button to load source files. It supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

4K Video Converter - Convert iPhone X video for editing in FCP X

2. Select the output format
Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as Final Cut Pro compatible codec for editing in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422, Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice.

Covnert iPhone X 4K video to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP X

Tip: Tap “settings” to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

3. Start conversion
Click “Convert” button to start encoding iPhone X HEVC video to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X.
Once the conversion is done, you can transfer your 4K recordings into FCP X for editing smoothly on Mac.

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