The Final Cut Pro won't deal with 4K videos instantly- have to wait for rendering or even can’t been recognized. The easy workaround is to transcode 4K clips to ProRes for FCP with a professional 4K Video to ProRes Converter.
Now we can access more and more 4K video source such as from 4K camcorders like Sony FDR-AX100, Sony PXW-Z100, Panasonic GH4, Panasonic FZ1000, etc. If got some 4K files, what will you do? Most of you will probably import 4K video into Final Cut Pro or other NLEs for further editing before sharing. The point here is can Final Cut Pro support 4K video? Well, this article will give you the solid answer.
It has been possible to create 4K timelines in Final Cut Pro X although, smooth editing of 4K footage in FCP X still requires instant playback of more than one stream of video footage at once. Up until now, one strategy of dealing with 4K high quality video on systems that are too slow: wait for the computer the render the video to a single combined clip which can then be played back. If you are still work on Final Cut Pro 6, FCP 7 OR want to avoid the long-time rendering, a better solution is to convert 4K videos to ProRes, which is natively supported by FCP.
Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac- a best 4K Video to ProRes Converter is highly recommended to you. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Sony(XAVC/XAVC S), Blackmagic, GoPro(4K MP4), Panasonic 4K footage 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. Besides, this 4K Video Converter Mac 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(Mavericks included).
How to Convert 4K video to Final Cut Pro on Mac(Mavericks)
STEP 1. Download, install and run the 4K Video to FCP Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source 4K files.
STEP 2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing 4K in FCP X with natively supported video codec.
STEP 3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding 4k files to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X under Mac OS.
Some more helpful features of the best 4K Video to FCP Converter:
1. Settings- 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. As far as I know Final Cut Pro 6/7 and even the Final Cut Pro X like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get a 4K workflow in FCP, you can keep the original video resolution.
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, watermark, add subtitles, etc.
After the conversion, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project, make an event, drag the files to the event folder and start editing with light speed in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 on Mac OS X.