One of the key features of the recently announced Lumix GH5s camera is its 4K video recording capability. The GH5S is almost identical to the GH5 on the outside, save for a bright red “REC” button on top and other very minor details. Panasonic uses a new codec, H.265 (HEVC) and 60Mbps for its 4K video. This is claimed to have the same image quality, but half the size of 100Mbps H.264 footage.
Is it possible to edit H.265 recordings on FCP X? If you have preordered a Lumix GH5s, you may want to know the answer to this question. In this post, we will present a workaround to make 4K H.265 footage well compatible with FCP X. That is, converting Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 video files to Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) importing.
Software requirement – best H.265 Video Converter
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Convert Lumix GH5s H.265 to ProRes for editing in FCP X
Step 1. Add Lumix GH5s videos
Launch the Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as Lumix GH5s Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click “Import” to load your source 4K H.265 media.
Step 2. Select output format for FCP X
To edit Panasonic Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 videos in FCP X, from “Format” list, choose “Apple ProRes 422 MOV (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column.
Tip: Edit Lumix GH5s video via this top 4K Video Converter
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is not only a video/Blu-ray Converter program, but also a simple and easy video editor. By default the Editicon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a movie title or chapter is selected, you can click the Edit icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file. You can do what you want here.
Step 3. Start video conversion
Click the “Convert” button of the best H.265 Video Converter. It will start converting Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 files for importing to FCP X immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated .mov files for natively editing in FCP X perfectly.
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