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Import/Edit GoPro Hero6 4K MP4 Files to Final Cut Pro X/7 (FCP X/7)

Problems working GoPro Hero6 4K MP4 files with Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let’s find it out here.

“Has anyone worked with media from the GoPro Hero6 in Final Cut Pro X. Looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the media into FCP X.”

GoPro HERO6 Black action camera provides more processing power than the preceding model, while keeping to a familiar design. The optimized GP1 processor brings higher frame rates in 4K, 2.7K, and 1080p HD resolutions. Where previous models maxed out at 30 fps in 4K, the HERO6 Black can muster 60 fps for rendering smooth motion or even slow motion in timelines with slower frame rates. Other processor-intensive tasks, such as image stabilization, have also been improved in the HERO6. And the 4k video format from GoPro Hero6 is not an ideal editing format. That’s why you will encounter problems when import the 4K MP4 videos from GoPro HERO6 to FCP7 or FCP X.

To make the GoPro HERO6 MP4 compatible with Final Cut Pro X/7, the easy workaround is to transcode GoPro HERO6 MP4 to Apple ProRes 422, which ensures best results when using in FCP X or FCP 7. UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is such a professional yet easy-to-use tool to help users make the GoPro HERO6 MP4 to ProRes trancoding on Mac.

The program provides perfect support for handling the 4K/UHD XAVC/MP4 files. With it, you can effortlessly convert 4K MP4 clips from GoPro Hero6 to FCP X/7 highly compatible ProRes MOV, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7. Besides, the great utility also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc.

If you’re editing with FCP X or FCP 7, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here. Below are the steps on converting GoPro HERO6 MP4 to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7 in details.

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Converting GoPro HERO6 4K MP4 for Editing in FCP 7/X

Step 1: Import GoPro HERO6 4K MP4 videos

Install and run the 4K MP4 Video Converter on your Mac, then run it. Click on “Add”, and browse your files; select all the GoPro HERO6 4K MP4 files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to FCP, please tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.

Step 2: Choose ProRes as output format

Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

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Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with GoPro HERO6 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

Step 3: Start 4K MP4 to ProRes conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the 4K MP4 video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing GoPro HERO6 4K MP4 video in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X with light speed.