Fujifilm has updated its premium SLR-style X-series lineup with the X-T2. Beyond stills shooting, the X-T2 is the first Fujifilm mirrorless camera to offer UHD 4K video recording options. It records this ultra high resolution 3840 x 2160 footage at an excellent 100 Mbps bitrate and with a minor 1.17x crop of the sensor. It also uses a 5120 x 2880 sample of the sensor that is 1.8x more resolution than the UHD 4K frame that is created, ensuring maximum resolution and detail is provided. Overall we are expecting the image to be most exciting from Fujifilm X-T2. However, if we want to import the recorded 4K videos from Fujifilm X-T2 to Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro to edit the UHD 4K videos, you may find the high quality UHD videos are not recognized by FCP X or Premiere Pro. So, what’s the available workflow of Fujifilm X-T2 4K videos to FCP X/Premiere Pro?
As far as I know, the Fujifilm X-T2 records in MPEG-4 and outputs its files as .MP4 files (the container). Files are compressed using the h.264 codec (as opposed to AAC or Xvid and DivX usually found in .AVI containers). So the files you are getting out of Fujifilm X-T2 are suited to be delivered as is, which is usually not what you want.
Since the MP4 codec is a final delivery codec it is not one you want to use for editing. Therefore you first need to convert it to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes, Adobe Premiere Pro’s MPEG-2. aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is a solid tool to help uses to make the MP4 to ProRes transcoding on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc).
With it, you can effortlessly convert Fujifilm X-T2 4K MP4 Video to FCP X/Premiere Pro highly compatible ProRes/MPEG-2, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X or Premiere Pro. Besides, it also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, iDVD, Avid Media Composer, Edius(Pro), etc.
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Convert Fujifilm X-T2 4K MP4 footage for editing in FCP X or Premiere Pro
Step 1. Install and run the aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Fujifilm X-T2 to FCP X/Premiere Converter, and click “Add Video” button to load Fujifilm X-T2 4K MP4 footage to it.
Step 2. Click “Profile” bar to select proper format for FCP X and Premiere Pro.
a. To edit Fujifilm X-T2 4K MP4 footages in FCP X smoothly, choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.
b. To edit Panasonic DMC-GH4R 4K videos in Premiere Pro natively, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the output format.
Step 3. If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 4. Click the “convert” button to convert Fujifilm X-T2 4K MP4 to ProRes MOV for FCP X, MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro on Mac with high video and audio quality.
Soon after the Fujifilm X-T2 4K MP4 to ProRes/MPG conversion, just click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc) perfectly.