After you used GoPro Hero5 recorded some 4K videos, you may need to edit the footages with editing programs, like FCP X. Many users are talking about the GoPro Hero5 video editing issue on forums. The question is whether GoPro Hero5 recorded 4K MP4 files work well with FCP X. Due to the H.264 codec incompatibility and fps limits and 4K high resolution, a lot of users have found that they can’t import and edit GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 files with FCP X smoothly, so you can’t import GoPro Hero 5 4K MP4 to FCP X directly.
How can you import GoPro Hero5 recorded 4K MP4 files to work perfectly with the FCP X? What you need to do is to convert Hero5 4K MP4 files into Apple ProRes codec, this is the best codec for Final Cut Pro X. In market many programs can handle Hero5 4K MP4 video files and transcode GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X.
If you have shot some 4K videos with GoPro Hero5 camera, and want to edit in FCP X, aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac also features 4K video conversion, this program will transcode all the recorded files to FCP X native Apple ProRes codec. Besides, it can convert any GoPro Hero5 video to popular editing programs, such as Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, FCE, iMovie and more editing softwares. Also, the powerful GoPro Hero5 4K Video Converter can convert any 4K or HD videos from GoPro all series or other camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) forediting in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 etc.
Convert GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 footage to FCP X ProRes MOV on Mac
Step 1. Download and install the GoPro Hero5 to FCP X Converter on your Mac, and then click “Add File” button to import your GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 footages to the converter. If you wanna combine GoPro 4K MP4 files into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2. Click the “Profile” bar, and move mouse cursor to select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. ProRes is native codec for editing in FCP X.
Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 3. After all the settings done, click the “Convert” button to convert GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 to ProRes MOV for FCP X editing on Mac with high video and audio quality.
After the GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 to ProRes conversion, just click “Open Folder” button to get the export ProRes .mov files. Now, you can import the converted GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 footages to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for smooth editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc).