Summary: We have known that FCP X won't deal with 4K video instantly- having to wait for rendering. Why not get an easy workaround to convert AJA Cion 4K video to FCP X editable friendly codec - Apple ProRes? Here is how.
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4K is a new resolution standard designed for digital cinema and computer graphics. It has following advantages: higher image definition quality, more detailed picture, better fast-action and larger projection surface visibility. Although it has been possible to create 4K timelines in Final Cut Pro X, smooth editing AJA Cion 4K video 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 want to avoid the long-time rendering, another solution is to convert 4K video to ProRes, which is natively supported by FCP X.
Some main files formats recommended for Final Cut Pro:
- Video Formats: Apple Animation codec, Apple Intermediate codec, Apple ProRes(all versions), AVC-intra, AVCHD (including AVCCAM, AVCHD Lite, and NXCAM), DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50), DVCPRO HD, H.264, HDV, iFrame, Motion JPEG(OpenDML only), MPEG IMX(D-10), REDCODE RAW (R3D), Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, XAVC, XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, QuickTime formats.
- Audio Formats: AAC, AIFF, BWF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV
- Container Format: 3GP, AVI, MP4, MXF, QuickTime
- Still-image Formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD, RAW, TGA, TIFF
All in all, to smoothly import AJA Cion 4K video to FCP X, you'd better to convert 4K video to FCP X totally compatible formats as we searched above. To get the job well done, we need to use an all-in-one program - Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review), applying which you are capable of converting AJA Cion 4K video to ProRes format, the compatible video format with FCP X, with lossless quality at faster speed so that you can edit 4K videos in FCP X without any problem.
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How to convert AJA Cion 4K video to FCP X for editing?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click "Add Video" button to load AJA Cion 4K video. You can load several files at once thanks to "Add from folder" button.
Step 2: Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get "Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3: Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you'd better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Click "Convert" button on the bottom of the screen to start AJA Cion 4K video to ProRes MOV conversion process. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system's hardware and the quality settings you selected.
Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click "Open" button to get the generated video files. Now, you can edit AJA Cion 4K video in FCP X freely.
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