The new flagship Zenmuse X7 from DJI is touted as the world’s first Super 35 sensor camera for aerial cinematography with 14 stops of dynamic range and stunning low-light performance. With the camera, you can shot DCI 4K at 30 fps, and UHD 4K at 60 fps in Cinema-DNG format; it also supports DCI and UHD 4K in ProRes and H.265/H.264. For Mac users who wish to do some professional post editing workflow on Zenmuse X7 4K video, FCP X can be a good choice for you. Then here comes the problem, can FCP X native handle all 4K video from DJI Zenmuse X7, it not, how to work all those 4K formats on FCP X efficiently?
Can FCP X handle all DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video?
The good news is that you can direct import both the DCI and UHD 4K H.265 and Prores format into FCP X, however, as for the DCI/UHD 4K H.265 and UHD 4K Cinema-DNG format, FCP X offers no importing support. Is there a simple workaround to import all those 4K video with different compression codec and file resolution into FCP X for high quality and high performance editing workflow.
Best editing format for FCP X
As a matter of fact, this problem can be easily solve by transcoding DJI Zenmuse 4K video to FCP X most favorable Apple Prores editing codec. The reason why we choose the Apple Prores codec can be due to:
– Supports all of the current frame size such as SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 5K and other, it can also be encoded into nonstandard frame sizes, but nonstandard frame sizes are not supported for real-time playback in Final Cut Pro.
– Provides an effective workflow for projects involving multiple acquisition formats when you want to standardize on a single codec.
– Encoding with variable bitrate to be economical with video storage, without damaging the visuals.
– Fast encoding and decoding: Delivers high-quality, real-time playback and faster rendering times.
– As a 10 bit codec, Apple Prores can process a lot of more color data and make the color correction process easier.
Encode DJI Zenmuse X7 4K to Apple Prores
Looking for a hassle free solution to encode DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video to Apple Prores? Here comes our best Prores Converter - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, the program can comprehensively transcode all the DCI and UHD 4K video with the codec of Prores, Cinema-DNG, H.264, H.265 to FCP X high quality and high performance editing Apple Prores in various file types including “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”, “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”, “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)” and “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)”.
If you computer is old or slow, or you just want to do some rough editing, you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)”format to save more space and bandwidth. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance.
Edit DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video
Before loading DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video into FCP X, you can complete some simple video editing work with the built-in versatile editing tools offered by our application. If you don’t want to convert the entire video footage, you can use the trimming tool to cut away unwanted parts, if there are black edges around your video frame, you can use the cropping tool to remove them off. You can also merge separate video into single one with the correct order, split large video files into small ones by file size, count or file length. Or add transparent text watermark to video footage.
Step by Step to Transcode DJI Zenmuse X7 4K Video to Apple Prores for FCP X Editing
Step 1: Import DJI Zenmuse X7 4K videos.
From “File” drop-down option, select “add Video/Audio”to add DJI Zenmuse X7 4K Prores/H.264/H.265/Cinema-DNG 4K files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose FCP X best favorable Apple Prores editing codec.
If you want to do more effects editing of the DJI Zenmuse X7 4K video with FCP X on powerful Mac computer, it would be much ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for high quality performance.
If you have a underpowered Mac computer, to get a smooth post editing workflow, it would be much ideal for you to choose”Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” format.
Step 3: Edit DJI Zenmuse X7 4K videos.
By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external subtitle.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert DJI Zenmuse X7 4K to FCP X best compatible Apple Prores editing codec format.
When the conversion is completed, launch FCP X on your Mac computer to import converted video to FCP X for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow Mac computer.