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How to Load DSLR cameras Recordings to FCP X?

How to Load DSLR cameras Recordings to FCP X?

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Briefly speaking, if you are worrying about the DSLR recording issues, I strongly recommend you to read the following article to find the answers. In this post, you can find the ways to import your DSLR camera videos to FCP X for further editing nicely. For easily convert the DSLR footage to ProRes, which could be the best codec for FCP X. Let’s see more details here.


Shooting high definition videos with DSLR cameras has become a hotter and hotter trend because it can bring us the vivid image and outstanding video recordings. To make the footage more watchable, we are going to import the DSLR videos to FCP X to make a further editing cause FCP X makes browsing, selecting, importing, and backing up your media fast, direct and easy on Mac. While with the normal format limitation, we will meet some troubles when importing DSLR videos to FCP X there. Any good solutions we can edit the DSLR recordings in FCP X nicely?

In order to load all DSLR videos to FCP X for editing smoothly, we need to convert the DSLR video formats to ProRes MOV, that’s the efficient method. If you are seeking the best transcoder for FCP X, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here for you! It can not only transcode the videos for FCP, but also for other NLEs like iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid MV, etc. With an easy workflow and conversion speed, this DSLR transcoder can work the recordings with NLEs with a high definition video quality preserved. Just learn more details below.

Steps on converting DSRL videos to ProRes codec and importing to FCP X nicely:

Step 1. As soon as you open install the program and open the main interface, with the ‘Add files’ button, we can easily load the files in. Or directly drag them in is not a bad idea.


Step 2.When you come to the output list, here we can choose the suitable formats for FCP X, ‘Final Cut Pro’>>’Apple ProRes Codec 422 (*.mov)’ is such one we can highly offered here. Just take the following screen shot as a good reference below.


Tips: For other NLEs, we can suggest you to choose the ‘AIC MOV’ on the ‘iMovie/FCE’ column, ‘DNxHD MOV’ for ‘Avid MC’, ‘MPEG-2 MPG’ for ‘Premiere Pro’, etc. Just drop down the list, you will find more suitable ones there.

For advanced functions?

Click the “Effect” button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing MP4 like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc in the corresponding editing pane.

Click the “Setting…” button to open the Advanced Settings window to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab.

Finally, go back to the main interface, just hit the big ‘Convert’ button, we can start the conversion work and wait for the results without a long time. After transferring the files to FCP X, we can enjoy editing the DSLR camera recordings with our own style. Let’s have fun there!

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