I shoot most of my riding / social footage with GoPro at 30fps, so I just import my footage directly into FCP X and work from there… FCP X can handle multiple speed / footage types by default… Well, if unfortunately, your GoPro videos can’t be recognized by your FCP X or FCP 7, some alternative solutions to importing GoPro footage to Final Cut Pro are listed below.
Solution 1: To convert your GoPro footage in order to keep highest quality possible when importing into FCPX, you can use GoPro’s software GoPro Studio.
Solution 2: If you’ve tried the above way but still not work, you’d better find a powerful alternative tool to GoPro Studio. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is just suitable to your needs, which is an all-in-one video converter and editor. It allows you to trim clips, crop videos, add effects, insert subtitles, etc as GoPro Studio does. What’s more, this video app is also professionalized in converting videos in all formats, including GoPro (4K) MP4, MTS, MXF, AVI, MKV, FLV, MPG format and make them best compatible with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, YouTube, Vimeo and more video sharing websites, professional editing programs and portable media devices.
Guide: Transcoding GoPro MP4 to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro
Step 1. Download, install and run the GoPro Video Converter, click “Add” or “Add From Folder” to load your GoPro HD footage.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.
Some more helpful features of the GoPro Video Converter:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add watermark, attach subtitles, etc.
Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start GoPro MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV conversion.
As soon as the encoding process finished, you can get the final output Apple ProRes files via clicking “Open” button effortlessly. The transcoded files now are ready for editing in Final Cut Pro (X).
Launch FCP X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted MPG files to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add for editing.
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