How to edit Blackmagic Design URSA Camera 4K RAW videos in FCP X on Mac?

Blackmagic Design URSA Camera users questions:

Q1: I work in a medicine marketing company, recently my boss asked me make a short video for promoting our new products on internet. but I can’t import URSA 4K RAW files into FCP X for smoothly editing. I wonder to know whether these 4K video can be supported by Final Cut Pro. What can I do?

Q2: Hi guys! I met some problems when I load Blackmagic 4K RAW footage into FCP 7, my friend told me that FCP 7 doesn’t support 4K RAW file and the Apple ProRes 422 is Apple editing best editable format, so how can I transcode the 4K RAW files to ProRes video? Please help me, thanks!

A: Blackmagic Design URSA Camera, the world’s first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. This camera include a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, a new user upgradeable 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with a massive 15 stops of dynamic range, 12G-SDI. It support RAW and ProRes video format. Many filmmakers and advertisers tend to choose this superior ability movie camera for shooting. What’s more, the high quality 4K RAW video can fully comparable to digital cinema. The flexibility of its wide dynamic range can be reserved shadows and highlight detail, so you have more in post-production when you edit 4K RAW files in Final Cut Pro

As a matter of fact, 4K RAW format from Blackmagic URSA is beyond the compatibility of FCP. Handling 4K video in FCP (FCP X/7/6) is extremely hardware intensive. So if you need to edit Blackmagic Design URSA Camera 4K RAW files in FCP, you will encounter some compatible problems. As we know, the best editable format for FCP is Apple ProRes 422, at this time, you may be need a RAW Video Converter for Blackmagic URSA camera. With the 4k video converter, you can convert your 4K RAW to FCP Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 video on Mac, and then you will have no pressure to edit 4K RAW video in FCP. Just follow below guide steps by steps.

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Guide: How to edit Blackmagic URSA 4K RAW videos in FCP X/7/6

Step 1. Launch and run the BlackMagic 4K Converter on Mac, drag the 4K RAW files into the converter, or click “Add file” button to load your source videos from Blackmagic URSA camera.

RAW Video Converter - Load 4K RAW videos

Step 2. Click “Profile” bar to get the format list and select a proper export format. As you can see, various regular video formats like ProRes 422, ProRes 4444. You can choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best video format for FCP X/7/6.

Convert Blackmagic 4K RAW video to ProRes 422/4444 MOV for FCP X

Tip 1: You can reset the video size, bitrate and fame rate by click “Editing” button. You can keep original 4K resolution or adjust video size to 2K or 1080 full HD as you need.

Tip 2: If you want to merge your several videos into one, you just need to tick off files which you want to combine them into one, and then click “Settings” then check “Merge into one file” under the preview window. Have a try! And you’ll find more thoughtful and useful designs and features like simple edit work.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to convert Blackmagic URSA 4K RAW videos to ProRes MOV for FCP X editing on Mac with best quality.

After the 4K RAW to ProRes conversion is finished, just click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included) perfectly.

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