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Convert GoPro Hero 4 MP4 Videos to Apple ProRes for FCP X

There are some leaks regarding the expected specs of the GoPro Hero 4. It is expected to be shooting at 4K at 30 frames per second. The resolution is 1080p with 120 fps in case of slow motion and a resolution of 720 p at 240 frames per second. This is possible due to the introduction of the SoC Ambarella A9 chip and comes with a 1 GHz and a Cortex TM A9 Processor. It also has features for the latest apps and a wireless connectivity as well as for streaming video in the social media.

GoPro Hero 4 comes with a photo-sensor of 13 MP. It also has new lens that is capable of shooting in the dark. Other improved features are electronic image stabilizing, improved MCTF, multi exposure as well as HDR WDR for tone mapping.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with GoPro Hero 4 1080p MP4 Videos.

So if you want to edit GoPro Hero 4 1080p HD MP4 Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac GoPro Hero 4 Video converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert GoPro Hero 4 HD MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p MP4 files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit GoPro Hero 4 MP4 to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load GoPro HD MP4 videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .MP4 files from GoPro Hero 4 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac GoPro MP4 to FCP X converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .MP4 videos.

GoPro HD MP4 to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting HD MP4 videos from MP4 to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

GoPro HD MP4 to FCP X

Step 3. Merge GoPro Hero 4 HD MP4 MP4 files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the GoPro Hero 4 MP4 converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert GoPro Hero 4 MP4 to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac GoPro MP4 converter starts converting GoPro Hero 4 MP4 videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MP4 files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MP4 files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

Import/Edit GoPro HERO3+ 1080p MP4 to Final Cut Pro X with ProRes or H.264 Codec

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Camera is 20% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the HERO3. It also features faster built-in Wi-Fi than the HERO3. The HERO3+ is designed for recording a variety of adventure sports and it comes with a rugged housing that is waterproof down to a depth of 131′ (40m). The camera captures 4K Cinema, 2.7K Cinema, 1440p and Full HD 1080p video. It can shoot 960p and 720p video as well. The camera supports both NTSC and PAL video systems, and it can record up to 120 frames per second (fps) when shooting in 720p mode. For still images, the HERO3+ supports up to 12MP photos with a burst rate of up to 30 fps.

The GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera is 15% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the HERO3. It also features faster built-in Wi-Fi than the HERO3. The HERO3+ is designed for recording a variety of adventure sports and it comes with a rugged housing that is waterproof down to a depth of 131′ (40m). The camera captures Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 60 fps, as well as 1280 x 720p at 120 fps. It supports both NTSC and PAL video systems as well. For still images, the HERO3+ supports up to 10MP photos with a burst rate of up to 10 fps.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with GoPro HERO3+ 1080p MP4 Videos.

So if you want to edit GoPro HERO3+ 1080p HD MP4 Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to FCP X converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert GoPro HERO3+ HD MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p MP4 files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load GoPro HD MP4 videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .MP4 files from GoPro HERO3+ camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .MP4 videos.

GoPro HD MP4 to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting HD MP4 videos from MP4 to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

GoPro HD MP4 to FCP X

Step 3. Merge GoPro HERO3+ HD MP4 MP4 files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the GoPro HERO3+ MP4 converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac GoPro MP4 converter starts converting GoPro HERO3+ MP4 videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MP4 files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MP4 files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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[GoPro HD MP4 to FCP X ProRes]-Convert GoPro HD MP4 Videos to FCP X on Mac

The GoPro HD records in MPEG-4 and outputs its files as .MP4 files (the container). Files are compressed using the h.264 codec (as opposed to AAC or Xvid and DivX usually found in .AVI containers). So the files you are getting out of GoPro HD are suited to be delivered as is, which is usually not what you want. The GoPro HD being an “always-on” type of camera worn on your helmet, attached to your bike, surfboard or other, you usually end up with long sequences of footage you then need to edit down. Since the MP4 codec is a final delivery codec it is not one you want to use for editing.

Final Cut Pro X is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X can not support MXF video format! Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mountain Lion/Lion, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with GoPro HD MP4 Videos.

So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac GoPro MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 Converter. With it, you can convert GoPro HD MP4 files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro X on Mac.

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Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert GoPro HD MP4 to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Step 1. Download GoPro MP4 files to Apple computer.
Connect your GoPro HD camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the xavc files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the GoPro MP4 files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

GoPro HD MP4 to fcp x Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Import GoPro MP4 files to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best GoPro HD MP4 to FCP X ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load GoPro MP4 videos from GoPro HD cameras. You may also directly drag and drop the HD MP4 video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro – Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac GoPro Video to FCP X Converter will convert GoPro HD MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.

move GoPro MP4 files from an HDD to FCP X

Step 4. Convert GoPro HD MP4 video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro X
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac GoPro HD MP4 to FCP X Converter will start the conversion from GoPro HD MP4 to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.

After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores to Final Cut Pro X without rendering for editing.

Tips:
1. If you would like to edit GoPro HD MP4 with FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert GoPro HD MP4 to HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.

2. If you want to convert GoPro HD MP4 to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows GoPro HD MP4 Video Converter.

2. This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac supports GoPro HD MP4 cameras.

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