Want to take your photography to the next level? The Panasonic Lumix GH5s is certainly not for everyone, but if you want to shoot professional-quality footage without remortgaging your house to buy a professional video camera you won’t find a better video-focused camera out there. The LUMIX GH5s includes cutting-edge C4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit recording with unlimited recording.
Many users are suffering the Lumix GH5s to Final Cut Pro trouble. You can edit Lumix GH5s 4K H.265/HEVC footage in lastest version FCP X. But you can’t load H.265/HEVC recordings into FCP 7, FCP 6 and FCP X’s older version. In this post, we will present a workaround to make Panasonic Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 footage well compatible with Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). As you see, Panasonic Lumix GH5s uses the H.265/HEVC encoding standard; however, there are currently no editing programs that can natively support HEVC. To import GH5s 4K video into FCP X/7/6 for native editing is impossible. A quick solution to solve the issue is to transcode Lumix GH5S H.265 to FCP most compatible Apple ProRes file type. To finish the task, you can get help from Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, a top H.265 Converter for Apple editing software users.
Free download Lumix GH5s Video Converter
Overall, the program is the best 4K Video Converter for Panasonic H.265/HEVC footage. With this Lumix Video Converter, you can effortlessly transcode H.265 to ProRes 422/ProRes4444, which will create an Final Cut Pro friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides FCP, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing. For Widows users, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Convert 4K H.265/HEVC video for Final Cut Pro
Install H.265/HEVC Video Converter
Free download and install Lumix GH5s Video Converter, Drag and drop the 4K H.265/HEVC files to the software you have set up just now.
Choose Apple ProRes Profile
This video converter offers optimized format preset for Apple editing software. Click “Format” pull down list to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the best video format for FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6).
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Note: For getting 4K footage, please select "Original" option under Resolution.
Start Video Conversion
After all necessary sttings, click “Convert” button to start encoding Lumix GH5s video to ProRes MOV for importing to FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted H.265/HEVC footage into Final Cut Pro to do further editing.