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How to Import Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Footages in Final Cut Pro X?

Just released in February, 2015, still as a brand new camera to explore, Olympus's OM-D E-M5 II is, like its predecessor, a small, attractive and usable 16MP camera. In fact, at first glance it looks relatively unchanged. For the excellent shooting quality, how to make E-M5 II footage to FCP X for following editing in order to make full advantage of the raw videos may already raise a heat discussion among users.


Before finding out the solution, let's find out which key features have been added:

-16MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor

-40 MP multi-exposure mode

-1080/60p shooting and 1080/30p at up to 77Mbps (All-I)

-Improved 5-axis image stabilization in both stills and movie modes

-10fps continuous shooting, 5fps with AF

-1/8000th sec maximum shutter speed (1/16000th with electronic shutter)

No you may can't wait to have this E-M5 II for a good shooting experience. But first, we have to figure out how to make E-M5 II footage to FCP X for a natively editing. Here you will need this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as a necessary software to help you handle those E-M5 II footages to FCP X. This Video Converter can run on Yosemite without any hassle, and for the preset for FCP, which is especially useful for newbie who just start to use Final Cut Pro.

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How to Import E-M5 II footage to Final Cut Pro from AVI/MOV to ProRes?

Step 1. Launch E-M5 II to FCP Converter on your Mac

Free download this converter on your Mac, Yosemite is OK without any problem. Then click the "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your raw E-M5 II footages.



Some users have encountered the "unidentified developer" problem, just follow these steps to tackle it.

1. Launch System Preferences from the Apple menu

2. Choose "Security & Privacy" and then click the "General" tab, followed by clicking the lock icon in the corner to unlock the settings

3. Look for "Allow applications downloaded from" and choose "Mac App Store and identified developers"

4. Accept the security warning and allow

5. You can now launch any app from any location or developer

Don't worry about this will make your Mac OS X vulnerable, if you still worry about the security problem, you can switch back to the original settings after the installation.

Step 2. Choose ProRes for E-M5 II MOV/AVI footage

Maybe you already tired about all those "Container" format thing, yes, you do know what this mean, but you just don't know how to make it work. Here with this converter, you can load your files into without considering about the inner codec problem, for Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can all save this problem for you.

Just choose "Final Cut Pro">"Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" from the Format bar.



If you have no clue about which ProRes codec to choose, then go to this "Differences among Apple ProRes codec" article.

Step 3. Adjust you A/V if you need for importing E-M5 II footage to FCP

Actually, the default setting is already OK for achieve the best viewing quality, but for some users who what to upload their files online, then you can downscale file size by adjust Bit rate for fast uploading speed. Just click "Settings" to do the adjustment on your parameters if you need.


Step 4. Start to convert E-M5 II videos to Final Cut Pro X

After setting the file location, back to the main UI and then click this "Convert" to start your conversion. If you just happen to forget to set the file location, don't worry, just click "Open output folder" to check your generated files.

Now you have the best quality of your E-M5 II footage for FCP X following editing. For newbie, how to transfer files into Final Cut Pro X may be very useful for you.

Further Reading:

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