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Converting HEVC/H.265 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X

HEVC, also known as H.265, is a new codec that has been growing in popularity since it’s recent unveil. It has proven to be faster and much more efficient than H.264 and in a few years there’s a good chance we’re all going to be using it. It is widely used to shoot 4K recordings by many professional cameras such as Samsung NX1, Sony PMW-F55, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, BlackMagic Ursa, etc. However, there is no support for HEVC/H.265 from Apple currently. That’s the reason why you cannot directly use H.265 footage in Final Cut Pro X. Fortunately, the problem is easy to solve – all you have to do is to convert H.265 to FCP X editing-frinedly codec like Apple ProRes.

To transcode HEVC/H.265 to ProRes for FCP X quickly and easily, you can adopt UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac for help. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can effortlessly convert HEVC/H.265 video to ProRes encoded MOV files – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. In additon, the program can also help you transcode H.265 files to Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. for smoothly editing or playback with iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc. Below is how to do it.

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Converting HEVC/H.265 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X

Step 1. Import HEVC/H.265 videos

Install the H.265 to FCP Converter and run it. Drag the HEVC/H.265 files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

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Step 2. Choose ProRes as the output video format

Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to “Editing Software” category. To edit your HEVC/H.265 videos in Final Cut Pro, you can also directly select Final Cut Pro as the output format to get videos with optimized settings to fit the video editing app.

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Tip: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP X editing.

Step 3. Start HEVC/H.265 to ProRes conversion

Click “Convert” button to start encoding HEVC/H.265 to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Once the H.265 to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer your HEVC/H.265 footage into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.