How to edit Lumix BS1H H.265 files in Final Cut Pro X smoothly

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How to edit Lumix BS1H H.265 files in Final Cut Pro X smoothly

edit Lumix BS1H H.265 files in Final Cut Pro X smoothly

Many modern video cameras record footage in the H.265/HEVC format, this creates H.265 .mov and H.265 .mp4 files that you may need to import into Final Cut Pro X to edit together. In this article, we explain a way of encoding Lumix BS1H H.265 .mov files to Apple ProRes codec for editing in Final Cut Pro X smoothly and without rendering.

Panasonic has announced a new “box-style” Lumix mirrorless camera called the DC-BS1H. Similar in form-factor to the Micro Four Thirds BGH1, the BS1H packs a much larger 24-megapixel full-frame sensor. The LUMIX BS1H is capable of 6K at 24p, 5.4K at 30p, or 5.9K at 30p video recording. It also provides 10-bit 60p 4K and C4K H.265/HEVC video recording when using the image area equivalent to Super 35mm. The 4:2:2 10-bit 4K at 30p is recordable in H.264 at its full area.

Are you having issues importing Panasonic Lumix BS1H H.265 (.mov) files directly to Final Cut Pro X? I get “The file has an unsupported compression type” message. Is there anything I can do to solve the issue?

Why Lumix BS1H MOV video skips in Final Cut Pro X?

Although Apple FCPX is confirmed to have perfect capability to handle 8K, 6K and 4K resolution video editing. However, sometimes, if you try to work Lumix BS1H video with Final Cut Pro X on a slow computer that doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to edit 6K, 5.9K and C4K video, the condition would be worse. The main reason is the video editing is much more taxing on the computer CPU, especially when employing various effects and color correction. Although Apple claims that Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and above (10.4.1 – 10.5.4) offer native support for HEVC format, you may still meet the error messages like above. How to edit Lumix BS1H footage in FCP X smoothly? I’ll share the best solution with you.

Best editing workflow of Lumix BS1H MOV with FCP X

After you’ve fix the Lumix BS1H video skipping issue on FCP X, then the next important issue is how to get a smooth workflow of MOV video with Final Cut Pro X. Although FCP X has native importing support for the MOV video shot with many professional camcorders and cameras, however, the distribution-oriented formats H.265 is not a good ideal editing format. To eliminate all the editing issues, we highly recommend you to encode H.265 to Apple Prores codec, which has perfect compatibility with Final Cut Pro X, compare with H.265 codec, it has many great benefits. The most important thing is you can edit Lumix BS1H recordings in FCP X without rendering.

Lumix BS1H H.265 to Final Cut Pro X Workflow

Here, you can download our best Apple ProRes Converter – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to transcode Lumix BS1H videos to Final Cut Pro X most preferable Apple Prores 422 and ProRes 4444 codec. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time.

The H.265 to ProRes Converter can assist you to efficiently to directly output Apple Prores codec in various different file types.

If your computer is old or slow, or you just want to do some rough editing, you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy (*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)” format to save more space and bandwidth. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, it would be much ideal to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 4444 (*.mov)” for better performance.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is available on macOS Big Sur, macOS 12 Monterey, etc. In addition, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Acrok Video Covnerter Ultimate to perform the H.265 to Apple ProRes 422 conversion on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7. Acrok program has perfect compatibility with the new Mac OS, therefore, feel free to install and download the application even if you’ve upgraded to the newest macOS 12 Monterey.

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For Premiere Pro users, please read this guide: How to edit Lumix BS1H H.265 footage in Premiere Pro CC?

Step by Step to transcode Lumix BS1H H.265 video to ProRes codec

Step 1: Load Lumix BS1H H.265 video

From “Add File” icon to add Panasonic Lumix BS1H 5.9K, C4K or UHD4K .mov video files into the software.

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Step 2: Choose output file format

From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose Final Cut Pro X  best favorable Apple Prores editing codec.

Convert Lumix BS1H video to ProRes 422 MOV and ProRes 4444 MOV for FCP X

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

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By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the Panasonic Lumix BS1H videos which you will convert.

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Step 3: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert Lumix BS1H H.265 MOV to FCP X most compatible Apple Prores editing formats encoding process.

Step 4: Edit Lumix BS1H video in FCP X

When the conversion is done, get the resulted files via clicking the “Open” button and then you can import the result files to Final Cut Pro X 10.5.4 or lower version without any trouble.


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