The Game Capture HD60 Pro is the latest and best video capture device from Elgato. It boasts 1080p 60fps recording capabilities, live streaming, H.264 hardware encoding and more. After recording, you can import the Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro H.264 MP4 video to FCP X for editing, but maybe you will encounter some problems:
“I imported a h.264 mp4 file into Final Cut Pro X, but if I click on it or try and put it on my timeline it gives me a genral error message and says “error: out of memory.” I tried to convert the mp4 file in MPEG Streamclip but it said, “Error: can’t prepare the movie.” The mp4 plays fine on my computer but I can’t seem to convert it or edit it. I would really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!”
“I am looking into upgrading from my PC and buying an iMac with Final Cut Pro X for video editing. I currently capture footage using the Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro which uses “advanced hardware H.264 encoding”, and edit in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 13.0, and everything works fine.”
Although Apple claims that Final Cut Pro support processing H.264 video clips, you may still encounter problems when editing some H.264 footage in FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6. In fact, the H.264 compression format is a final deivery codec, it’s not an ideal one you want to use for editing. In order to get Final Cut Pro X working with H.264 footage perfectly, you’re recommended to transcode/prepare H.264 footage to the codec ProRes and import it into FCP X.
Best H.264 MP4 to FCP X Video Converter
For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert H.264 to ProRes easily and fast. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can help you done perfectly. It can provide you the Apple ProRes codec for FCP X. With it, converting Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro H.264 MP4 video to Final Cut Pro X editable format becomes so easy.
Features of Pavtube FCP X Video Converter for Mac
1. Output various Apple ProRes codec: Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) etc
5. Set video parameters like Video Codec, Quality, Video Size, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Aspect Ratio and audio parameters like Audio Codec, Quality, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Channels to get desired video files.
6. Trim video to millisecond, crop video to precise size, adjust video brightness/contrast/saturation, set audio volume, add image/text watermark, rotate video for speical angle. Get a video file with personafications.
7. Support: macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard.
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Note: If you need convert Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro H.264 MP4 to FCP on Windows, you can get Pavtube HD Video Converter.
Steps: Transcode and Import Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro H.264 MP4 files to Final Cut Pro X
Step 1: Add MP4 videos
Install the MP4 to Final Cut Pro X converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the .mp4 clips to the software. Or you can also click “Add video” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
Step 2: Choose FCP X compatible format
Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro X/7/6. (Kindly Note: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) have smaller sizes. You can choose according to your requirement.)
Tip: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.
Step 3: Start MP4 to ProRes conversion
Click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding MP4 files for FCP X. It does MP4 to FCP X video conversion like a charm and the output files will maximally preserve the quality of your original MP4 clips. After conversion, you can import converted MP4 clips into Final Cut Pro X to create the end results that you want.
Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.