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Opening a RAW files – is there a “correct” order of editing steps?

Opening a RAW files – is there a “correct” order of editing steps?

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Summary: It is may be a litter difficult for you to edit the .raw files in a editor like FCP, Premiere or Avid. Just take it easy, you have come to the right place, this article will give you a solution to edit any .raw files in a smoothly way.

Once my RAW files have been sorted, tagged & bagged, and I start editing, I often find that my workflow must be “broken”. Unless I’m shooting at low ISO in “perfect” conditions, such as studio portraits or overcast bright daylight, I feel like something is hampering my images’ potential.

The best solution to edit RAW files with FCP X is to convert RAW files to Apple ProRes codec. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac may help you a lot on this convert part, this is the top RAW files video converter on the market, it can convert any RAW files recorded by Red camcorders, Sony camcorders, Panasonic camcorders, Canon camcorders, JVC camcorders, etc. Why need to convert RAW video on Mac to Apple ProRes codec? Because Apple ProRes codec is the native supported video codec of FCP X, once you convert RAW video on Mac to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 codec for FCP X, you will be able to edit Red One RAW videos with Final Cut Pro X smoothly. Now please download the the RAW video converter and follow the steps below to convert RAW files to FCP X Apple ProRes.


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How to Downscale the 4K RAW Video to Apple ProRes 422 for Editing in FCP X 

Step 1: Add RAW files.

Launch the program on your computer, add RAW files to the program by clicking the “Add Video” or “Add folder” button.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From “Format” drop-down option, choose the output format according to your own preference, for FCP editing, choose “Final Cut Pro” >”Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” to output.

1.When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.
2.If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

Step 3: Customize output video and audio settings.

Open “Profile Settings” window to adjust output video and audio parameter settings according to your own preference. For smooth workflow of RAW files with NLE programs, you are recommended to downscale video to 1080p from “Size(pix)” drop-down selection.

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all the setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start RAW files to FCP conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, following the guides below to import RAW files to FCP individually.

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