Fast Tutorial to edit your GoPro Camera videos in Final Cut

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Fast Tutorial to edit your GoPro Camera videos in Final Cut

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:38 am

Summary: Tricks for importing and editing GoPro Camera files in Final Cut Pro smoothly by transcoding GoPro HD MP4 to ProRes 422 codec.

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GoPro is the world's first true 1080P HD and best selling wearable camera which includes Helmet hero, motorsports hero, Surf hero, Hero Naked and Hero 960. Since GoPro HD hero series camera generate high quality action image, people always use it to capture and share their exciting images of outdoor activity.

The GoPro HD records in MPEG-4 and outputs its files as .MP4 files (the container). Files are compressed using the h.264 codec. Since the MP4 codec is a final delivery codec it is not one you want to use for editing. Therefore you may have problems when importing GoPro HD footage into Final Cut Pro. For smoothly editing GoPro camera files in Final Cut Pro, you first need to convert GoPro MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro's ProRes.

To get the work done, a third-party software is needed. Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It's a professional and powerful high-quality Mac video converter and editor. With it, you can effortlessly transcode GoPro HD MP4 files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV for Final Cut Pro. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid, FCE, FCP X, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere (Pro) etc. Just download it and follow the tutorials below to transfer and import GoPro HD footage to for smoothly editing in Final Cut Pro.

Guide: Transcoding GoPro HD MP4 to ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Download, install and run the Mac HD Video Converter, click "Add" or "Add From Folder" to load your GoPro HD footage.

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Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start GoPro MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV conversion.

As soon as the encoding process finished, you can get the final output Apple ProRes files via clicking "Open" button effortlessly. The transcoded files now are ready for editing in Final Cut Pro (X).

Launch FCP X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted MPG files to. Choose the videos that you'd like to add for editing.

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Re: Fast Tutorial to edit your GoPro Camera videos in Final

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:59 am

This is a fast tutorial to make you use GoPro HD cameras footages in Apple/mac(FCP/FCE/iMovie) for editing without any transferring issues.

So you’ve shot a bunch of footage on your GoPro or DSLR camera...now what? Since the H.264 file format used in camera is not designed for editing, you should convert your files into the GoPro file format. This format was specifically designed for editing and is compatible with most popular non-linear editing applications (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, AVID, Vegas, etc.).

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First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. If you are editing with Final Cut Pro (FCP), chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from here.

So, what does the workflow look like?

Step 1: After you set up the above recommended program on you mac, run it quickly, then load your 1080 60p MP4 files from your camera.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. If you are using Adobe premiere pro for editing, you can choose to click the Format box; select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro.
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Step 3. Tap the Convert button; it will start to convert Hero3 MP4 video to ProRes 422 MOV supported format with best settings.

After the conversion, you can successfully copy GoPro Hero3 MP4 clips into Final Cut Pro on Mac and edit GoPro Hero3 MP4 in FCP smoothly without lag or any other problem.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a professional and powerful high-quality Mac video converter and editor. With it, you can effortlessly transcode GoPro HD MP4 files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV for Final Cut Pro. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid, FCE, FCP X, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere (Pro) etc. Just download it and follow the tutorials to transfer and import GoPro HD footage to for smoothly editing in Final Cut Pro.

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