Edit Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Video in Final Cut Pro X

Published on by Chris King

This article aims to show you how to transcode Panasonic AK-UB300 4K videos to ProRes for using in Final Cut Pro X easily without any hassle.

Edit Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Video in Final Cut Pro X
Panasonic said it has begun shipping the AK-UB300, a box-type multipurpose UHD camera designed for applications including sports, remote studio work, traffic and weather, and live production. It can provide 4K output (3G x 4) and HD-SDI output simultaneously. While, we found it's hard to work Panasonic AK-UB300 4K in Final Cut Pro X due to the video codec or high resolution. Fortunately, we've found out an easy solution to fix the issue. If you just plan to edit Panasonic AK-UB300 4K files in FCP X, just read on to get something you want.

As we know, for remote production and video acquisition, four simultaneous streams will be available in H.264 codec. Whereas, the H.264 format is for delivery but not for edit. Final Cut Pro X can't handle H.264 footage from Panasonic AK-UB300 well. And if you're on an old computer, it won't afford 4K playback and edit. To get rid the issue, the ultimate solution is to transcode Panasonic UB300 4K footage to ProRes(1080p would be optimal) for editing in FCP with ease.

Well, we'd like to recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional 4K Video to FCP Converter app to finish the task. Unlike some free video converters, it is capable of serving as the best 4K Video Converter for Mac. It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro. Besides, this 4K Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion on Mac(macOS Sierra included).

Convert Panasonic AK-UB300 4K H.264 to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro

1. Load 4K files

Install the 4K Video Converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the 4K H.264 videos to the software. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

2. Choose ProRes as output format

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

3. Adjust video, audio settings

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

4. Start conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the 4K video to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing 4K video in FCP 6/7/X with light speed.

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