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How to Convert GoPro Hero4 4K Videos to FCP X/Apple ProRes?

4K cameras are overwhelming these days especially those easy to carry like GoPro Hero4. With a GoPro Hero 4 4K camera, you can record the journey of joyful rides, and extreme activities like sky diving.

After shooting, many 4K lovers would prefer to edit GoPro Hero4 4K videos for sharing with friends or uploading to YouTube, or burning into a disc for collection. Will editing programs like FCP X receive GoPro 4K videos? The latest version of FCP X can edit videos up to 5K resolution, but users may still have problems importing GoPro 4K H.264 videos or 4K MXF to FCP X for editing. The major cause of GoPro Hero4 4K import issues with FCP X is all about format. So you’d better to get a third-party program - Mac GoPro 4K to FCP converter involved in the editing work.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can handle 4K videos and convert them to Apple ProRes 422 which is perfect for FCP X.

How to convert GoPro Hero4 4K videos to FCP X/Apple ProRes 422?

Step 1. Import GoPro Hero4 4K videos

Launch the GoPro 4K to FCP C converter for Mac and click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to browse and import your GoPro 4K recordings.

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Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes 422

Since Apple ProRes 422 is natively supported by Final Cut Pro X, the output format Apple ProRes 422 is your objection. Click the format bar to follow “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” in the output format list.

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Step 3. Edit GoPro 4K videos (Optional)

If it is necessary, you can go to the “Video Editor” screen to try some useful editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, applying special effects, etc to your GoPro Hero4 4K videos.

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Step 4. Start GoPro 4K to FCP X/Apple ProRes 422 conversion

Hit the “Convert” button to start converting GoPro Hero4 4K recordings to FCP X supported format Apple ProRes 422.

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