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Samsung NX500 4K H.265 in FCP X?

Samsung NX500 4K H.265 FCP X Workflow

Has anyone out there been editing files from their Samsung NX500 4K H.265 (HEVC) video in FPC X? Accompanied by the comfortable weather and warm sunshine, my family had a trip. We playing games, boating, and fishing there. At the same time, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The NX500 achieved notable merits. I recorded all the things via the Samsung NX500. But I can't import the 4K footage into FCP X for editing. I was wondering if anyone else is having this issue or if anyone is getting clean playback. This is a question specific to Final cut pro X , thanks.

Samsung NX500 FCP X

The Samsung NX500 is a fun, great little camera with lots of the same horsepower and technology from the larger NX1. The NX500 also shares similar video recording capabilities as the NX1, including ultra-high-res 4K video, in both Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 and Cinema 4K 4096 x 2160 resolutions. Ultra HD video is recorded at 30fps, while Cinema 4K video -- not surprisingly given the 'cinema' name -- is pegged at 24fps. Like the NX1, video is recorded using the new, space-saving H.265 HEVC video codec, which takes up about half the amount of memory card space as the oft-used H.264 codec. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to load NX500 4K MP4 footage to FPC X. And there're some frequently asked questions quoted as above.

Although Final cut pro X is compatible with H.265 format, a compressed export H.265 .mp4 from Samsung NX500 is not ideal for editing. What's more, FPC X can handle 4K footage without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. When you tried to upload some 4K MP4 recordings from NX500, you will find it's hard work. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to encode Samsung H.265 MP4 footage to FPC X natively supported formats. Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly. Here I share a simple guide on how to convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265 footage for editing in FPC X smoothly. If you're facing the issues, read on to find the answer.

First you need to download Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac. Overall, the program is the best Mac H.265 Video Converter for Samsung NX500 4K files, which will create an FCP X friendly file codec- Apple ProRes. The video codec keeping the original quality in OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and more. Besides Final cut pro X, this 4K Video Converter can also output professional transcoders like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG for Premiere Pro CC, AIC MOV for iMovie/Final Cut Express and more. For Windows users, Acrok HD Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Here I share a simple guide on how to encodeSamsung NX500 4K MP4 recordings for FCP X editing smoothly.

Convert Samsung NX500 H.265 to ProRes for FCP X


Import NX500 4K H.265 footage

Install and run the NX500 to FPC X converter. Drag and drop the source media to it. Or click "Add" button to locate the H.265 files you want to convert.

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Select export format

Click "Format" pull down list to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best video format for Final Cut Pro X.

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Tip 1: Advanced Profile Settings
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. Here personally I recommend you to set the video size as 1920*1080p for better editing. Of course, if you want to obtain original resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Tip 2: Edit Samsung NX500 footage
If you like, you can edit Samsung NX500 video via our H.265 Converter. This software can help you trim, crop, add various effects onto the loaded files. Even convert 2D 4K recordings to 3D video for playing on your devices that has a big screen.


Start converting videos

Click "Convert" button to start converting Samsung NX500 4K MP4 video to Apple ProRes conversion.

When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the outputted footage and then export the encoded MOV files into Final Cut Pro X to do further editing flawlessly.

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