Can I Import 4K MP4 from GoPro Hero5 to Final Cut Pro 7 directly

Published on by Chris King

You may find Final Cut Pro 7 won’t import 4K MP4 files from GoPro Hero5 smoothly. The easy workaround is to transcode GoPro Hero5 MP4 to FCP 7 more “edit” friendly codec- Apple ProRes. Here is how.

Can I Import 4K MP4 from GoPro Hero5 to Final Cut Pro 7 directly

GoPro's recently announced Hero5 camera marks quite a significant upgrade over the previous flagship model. I got the GoPro Hero5 Black which allows me to record 4K30, 2.7K60, 1080p120 video and capture 12MP Photos at 30fps. If you've got some 4K material from GoPro Hero5, you will research possible workflows for GoPro video to Final Cut Pro, so as to have smooth work with the GoPro Hero5 4K in FCP 7. Well, in this article, we will share it with you.

Will we have to transcode GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 into another codec to be able to work in FCP 7? GoPro MP4 file type is a compressed output format and not an ideal editing format. What’s more, it also would be a bit hard to handle 4K video with Final Cut Pro 7. To edit Hero5 footage in FCP 7 smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode MP4 to ProRes, which is a friendly format supported by FCP.

With the best GoPro video converter for Mac, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode4K MP4 from GoPro Hero5 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc.

How to Convert GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 to Final Cut Pro on Mac Losslessly

STEP 1. Download, install and run the GoPro to FCP converter app; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source videos.

STEP 2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output formaT.

STEP 3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. You’d better adjust the video resolution from 4K to 1080p for easier editing in FCP 7.

STEP 4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting GoPro Hero5 MP4 to ProRes .mov for importing to Final Cut Pro 7 immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP 7 perfectly.

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