The new GoPro Hero 6 now owns the capability to capture large video content such as 4K60 at roughly half the size with equivalent image quality by using the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) – also known as H.265. For Mac users, you will be luck to play GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video on macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 devices using the Apple A10 processor and newer, however. However, for editors who try to load the GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to FCP X, you will have to wait for an update. FCP X currently still cannot utilize this codec, you will need to take an extra steps to convert 4K H.265 video into the Apple Prores format.
Best workflow of GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 with FCP X
Although there are many Apple Prores Converter can assist you to produce the Prores codec, some people may even suggest to directly export Prores codec from FCP X, however, the bad news that a few of them can deal with 4K H.265/HEVC codec. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has perfect importing support for the 4K H.265 files recorded with GoPro Hero 6. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can input multiple GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video into the application at one time for conversion.
As for the core function, the program can assist you to encode GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to FCP X favorable Apple Prores format in various types for different usage. If your Mac computer is powerful enough and you wish to do many effects editing with FCP X, it would be much ideal for you to select the Apple Prores 422 format. If your computer is not suitable for 4K editing, then just use our application to create a Apple Prores Proxy format with smaller file resolution, so that you can still get a high editing performance on FCP X. Before you export your finished edited video you replace the low-resolution, proxy, files with the full resolution 4K ones.
Pavtube Video Converter for Mac has perfect compatibility with the new macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. What’s more, it helps to produce high quality results, there is almost no difference between the final result video and the original source 4K video.
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 by Step to Transcode GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 to Prores for FCP X Editing
Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video 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 owns a powerful Mac computer and you also wish to do more effects editing with the GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 video on FCP X, then it would be much ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” for high quality performance.
If your computer is not capable of handling 4K resolution video, you can still get a smooth editing workflow by choosing the “Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” format option.
Step 3: Edit GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 videos(Optional).
Select an item to activate the Edit menu. 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 encode GoPro Hero 6 4K H.265 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.