MPEG-4 Part 14 is an instance of the more general ISO/IEC 14496-12:2004 which is directly based upon the QuickTime File Format. MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a digital multimedia format most commonly used to store video and audio, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. We can download MP4 movies/video from websites, record Full HD MP4 and 4K/6K/8K MP4 video via Sony FX3, Canon EOS C70, Panasonic Lumix S1H， GoPro Hero 10, DJI Mavic 3 etc. If you are Final Cut Pro user, you've come to the right place. This guide will show you how to import H.264/H.265/XAVC S MP4 into Final Cut Pro on Mac.
Import MP4 to Final Cut Pro X Error
Hi, I need a tool that can help me to import 4K MP4 footage to Final Cut Pro X for editing, the MP4 files are recorded by Pamasonic camera which I bought several days ago, the videos are H.265/HEVC MP4 files, I was told that FCP X native supported codec is Apple ProRes codec, will this codec help me? Please give me some suggestions on the way to import 4K footage to Final Cut Pro X, thanks for your time. - karen eiler
Why I can't play Sony a7S III recorded XAVC HS .mp4 footage into FCP X smoothly? And I spent long time on rendering the videos, the exported document is not what I want. I have to repeat the job. It's really a trouble.- Paul hunter
I can't edit GoPro Hero 10 4K120 MP4 files in FCP X smoothly on my MacBook, how can I edit the H.265 files in Final Cut Pro X without rendering? - Max Joseph
Why we can't import some MP4 files to Final Cut Pro natively?
We can Import, playback, and editing of HEVC/H.265 video clips and HEIF photos from Apple devices. But we can't edit videos from other channels. If you also meet H.265 editing issues in Fianl Cut Pro, you probably have searched the method to death but still didn't find the effective way. After you know Final Cut Pro supported media format, you will discover that it lools like transcoding H.265 to FCP native editing codec. To transcode H.265 to ProRes 422 or 4444 codec easily and quickly, HEVC Video Converter is needed.
XAVC-S (4K, HD, Proxy)/XAVC (Proxy) MP4 format is becoming popular, because there are several popular camcorders produced by Sony use XAVC-S/XAVC MP4 format to store high-definition data, which can help you to record HD content with high quality. As more and more users use Sony new camcorders, more problems are asked on forums or websites, one of this is how to import MP4 to Final Cut Pro on Mac computer, many users have find that they can't import MP4 recordings to Final Cut Pro X smoothly. This special format has not been well supported by FCP X on Mac OS, so uses who want to import MP4 to Final Cut Pro for editing will encounter video codec/format compatibility problems. In this case you will need to find another way to import MP4 to Final Cut Pro X for editing.
How to import MP4 to Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly?
Best effective way to import MP4 to Final Cut Pro X on Mac, you will know how to edit MP4 files with FCP X natively with the help of MP4 to FCP X converter.
As XAVC-S and HEVC format is for 4K recording but not playing or editing, so the best effective way is to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro X native supported codec/format, and then you can edit the videos in the software without any issue. From Apple official page you will get the information that Final Cut Pro X best supported video format is Apple ProRes codec .mov format, once you convert MP4 to Apple ProRes codec, you don't need to render when you importing or exporting, and you can edit videos smoothly. You just need a MP4 to FCP X Converter now.
Which software is the best MP4 to FCP X converter?
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is top MP4 to FCP X converter on Mac we recommended, this program will help you to convert MP4 to FCP X best supported codec with no quality loss, and then you can import the 4K or 1080P MP4 footages to FCP X for editing as you want. This MP4 to FCP X converter has many presetted formats for output, such as Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec for Final Cut Pro, AIC codec for iMovie, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas Pro, etc. Besides, this MP4 to FCP converter can also convert Blu-ray, DVD, MXF, MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, AVCHD, MTS and other formats, nearly all the video formats are supported.
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How to convert MP4 to ProRes codec for FCP X?
Here are easy steps that you can follow below steps to convert H.264/XAVC-S/HEVC/XAVC HS MP4 to Final Cut Pro X Apple ProRes codec, if you also need to convert MP4 to MOV, MKV, M4V, AVI, FLV, etc. the steps are nearly the same.
Run MP4 to FCP X Converter
Free download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, install and run this MP4 to FCP X converter on your Mac. If you want to convert MP4 files on Windows 10, please try Acrok Video Converter Ultimate Windows version.
Add MP4 files
Load your MP4 files to this top MP4 to Final Cut Pro conversion program, you can drag and drop the files, or click the "Add file" icon on the interface.
Choose output foramt
To convert H.264/H.265/XAVC S to FCP X ProRes codec, you need to click "Format" then choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), ProRes is the best editing codec for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, once converted MP4 to this codec, you will can import and edit your videos in FCP X without any problem.
Settings and edit
Acrok MP4 to FCP X converter has offered powerful customization feature, you can adjust the video and audio parameter by clicking "Settings". Click "Edit", you can trim, crop the MP4 video on Mac. For getting 3D videos, this MP4 to FCP Converter can add 3D effect onto you downloaded or recorded .mp4 video.
Start MP4 to ProRes MOV conversion
Click "Convert" button to start MP4 to Final Cut Pro supported format conversion. This Mac MP4 to FCP Converter will convert H.264/XAVC S/H.265/XAVC HS MP4 to Apple ProRes codec MOV format with best video and audio quality, when the MP4 to Apple ProRes codec conversion finished, you can load the converted files to Final Cut Pro and edit natively, just take a free try now!
Besides for MP4 to Final Cut Pro solution, this MP4 to FCP converter can also help you to convert H.265 MP4/MKV, XAVC MXF, MPEG-2 MXF, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, H.264, MPEG-4 to FCP X Apple ProRes Codec in few clicks. And with this program, you don't need to use complicated log and transfer method, and you don't need to render when loading, it will save much time for you.