Edit Zeiss ZX1 4K MP4 in FCP X/iMovie

Zeiss ZX1 4K MP4 to FCP X/iMovie workflow

The Zeiss ZX1 is an interesting looking camera. It has a very simplified design with a smooth aluminum body and no signs of rubberized grips on the camera. The Zeiss ZX1 features a 37.4MP full-frame sensor with a leaf shutter, meaning you'll be able to sync your flash at whatever shutter speed you desire, while the lens is a fast 35mm Distagon f/2. Zeiss says that both the 37.4MP sensor and lens were developed in-house. The Zeiss ZX1 can record 4K (3,840 x 2,160) video at up to 30 frames per second. If you want a higher frame rate, you can shoot Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) video at up to 60 fps.

Convert Zeiss ZX1 4K MP4 on Mac

Before sharing your video clip, you may need to edit your Zeiss ZX1 footage in some editing software, such as FCP X, iMovie, FCE, etc. Is your software really able to edit your 4K MP4 videos smoothly? Check out this short tutorial for ingesting 4K Media within FCP X and iMovie, This tutorial is for the novice who is working with 4K media the first time. It purposely avoids the many advanced and customized workflows associated with 4K Media.

To import and edit Zeiss ZX1 4K 30fps videos in FCP X, iMovie and FCE without any problem, you have to transcode these clips to your editing software native editing codec. Here, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can do the job easily. We have already known that ProRes MOV is the favorite format of FCP X, AIC MOV is the favorite format of iMovie. In order to makone FCP X/iMovie work perfectly with Zeiss ZX1 4K and 1080P video, in the following chapters, we will show you the best way to convert Zeiss ZX1 recordings to MOV for better editing with Acrok program. Firstly, download and install this powerful Mac 4K Video Converter. If you are Windows user and need to convert videos, Blu-ray or DVD moveis, please free download and try the Windows version software.

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How to Convert Zeiss ZX1 4K videos for FCP X/iMovie?


Add Zeiss ZX1 video files

Install and launch the program on your computer, click "Add File" menu to import 4k video files.

Zeiss ZX1 Video Converter


Choose output format

Click the Format bar, you can choose any editing software best compatible editing codec such as "Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" under the "Final Cut Pro" category.

Convert Zeiss ZX1 4K videos to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X

Acrok Provides the best output options for iMovie users too.

Convert 4K video to iMovie/FCE AIC MOV on Mac

Tip 1: If you plan to get 4K videos, please click "Setting" button then set the putput video resolution as "Original".

Tip 2: If you like would like to edit Zeiss ZX1 video before conversion, you can click "Edit" icon to trim your Zeiss ZX1 video files into segments, adjust the video effects onto 4K footage.


Start video conversion process

When all the setting is completed, go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start Add Zeiss ZX1 4K video to FCP X/iMovie native editing codec conversion process. Now, you can import converted 4K video to FCP X, iMovie for editing smoothly.

Users Reviews

Everyone uses my Zeiss ZX1 for taking movies on a road trip. Very surprised at how much can be done when spending a bit of time to play with all the different program controls. "
Navid Sinaki

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