Samsung NX500 FCP X Workflow-Edit NX500 4K H.265/HEVC in FCP X

Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes a 28.2-megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C CMOS sensor and pairs it with the DRIMe V Image Signal Processor to creative high resolution images with low noise at sensitivities up to ISO 51200. This combination also enables the recording of 4K video at up to 24 fps or UHD at up to 30 fps with HEVC (H.265) compression for saving space without sacrificing quality. Adding to the unit’s versatility is the inclusion of the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS zoom lens. Unfortunately, it may be a pain for Samsung NX500 4K camera owners to edit the NX500 H.265/HEVC MP4 footage in Final Cut Pro X. That’s because currently FCP X doesn’t come with full support for the new codec.

If you are having issues importing and editing Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC MP4 files in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It provides a workaround to transcode Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC footage to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with optimum performance.

First you need to download UFUSoft 4K Video Converter for Mac. Overall, the program is the best Mac H.265 Video Converter for Samsung NX500 4K files, which will create an FCP X friendly file codec- Apple ProRes. The video codec keeping the original quality in macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and more. Besides Final cut pro X, this 4K Video Converter can also output professional transcoders like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG for Premiere Pro CC, AIC MOV for iMovie/Final Cut Express and more. For Windows users, UFUSoft 4K Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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How to Convert Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC to Final Cut Pro X on Mac Losslessly ?

STEP 1. Download, install and run the H.265/HEVC to FCP X Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source H.265/HEVC videos from Samsung NX500.

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STEP 2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing H.265 in FCP X with natively supported video codec.

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STEP 3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Usually 1080p is optimal for FCP X editing. Of course, if you want to stick 4K for using in FCP X, you can keep the original video size.

STEP 4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Samsung NX1 H.265/HEVC to ProRes .mov for importing to Final Cut Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP X/7/6 perfectly.

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