Import edit NX1 4K H.265 files in FCP X and Premiere Pro

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Import edit NX1 4K H.265 files in FCP X and Premiere Pro

This post explains how to rewrap video files taken with a Samsung NX1 Smart Camera H.264 video to ProRes MOV and H.264 MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FPC 7, FCP 6) and Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5)with best quality.

http://www.hdmediaconverter.com/guideimages/samsung-NX1-fcp-premiere.jpgOne of the key features of the recently announced Samsung NX1 Smart Camera is its 4K video recording capability. Samsung uses a new codec, H.265 (HEVC) and 40Mbps for its 4K video. This is claimed to have the same image quality, but half the size of 100Mbps H.264 footage.

Is it possible to edit Samsung NX1 footage on FCP X and Premeire Pro? If you have preordered a Samsung’s NX1 Smart Camera, you may want to know the answer to this question. In this post, we will present a workaround to make NX1 footage well compatible with FCP (FCP 7, FCP 6, FCP X) and Premiere Pro. That is, converting NX1 video files to ProRes Codec for FCP X and transcoding NX1 shootings to H.264 for Premiere Pro.

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How to encode NX1 4K H.265 to FCP X and Premiere Pro compatible files?

Step 1: Add 4K H.264 footage
Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as best H.265 Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click “Add File” to load your source 4K H.265 media.

Import edit NX1 4K H.265 files in FCP X and Premiere Pro

Step 2: Select output format for FCP X and Premiere Pro
To convert Samsung NX1 video for FCP X, from “Format” list, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column.

Import 4K H.265 Video from Samsung NX1 to FCP X and Premiere Pro

To transcode Samsung NX1 video files for Premiere Pro, select  “Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under “Editing Software” column. The H.264 codec is also workable in its former version Premiere Pro CC and Premiere Pro CS6.

Step 3: Begin Samsung NX1 4K H.265 video Conversion
Hit the convert button of the best 4K H.265 Video Converter. It will start converting Samsung NX1 4K for importing to FCP X and Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing H.265 video in FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6 as well as Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly. If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off “Showdown computer when conversion completed” and go away to do other things.

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