How to Edit H.265 in Final Cut Pro?

Convert H.265/HEVC to Final Cut Pro Supported Formats for Editing

Sep 2, 2018, Posted by Andrew Smith

As a successor to H.264, H.265/HEVC offers the same level of video quality but a better compression. A lot of 4K streaming sources like Amazon, Ultraflix, etc use H.265 for streaming 4K video. And iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supports HEVC/H.265 for FaceTime over cellular and macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS and Safari support HEVC/H.265. Not only that, a lot of cameras supports exporting video in H.265/HEVC, for example, GoPro's Hero6 Black action camera. As H.265/HEVC is becoming more and more popular, the chances of getting a movie in HEVC have increased, meanwhile the problems related to H.265/HEVC grown. Can't import H.265/HEVC into Final Cut Pro would be a representative one. Let's see an example:

I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to work with the H265 files from the I2 in FCPX. They come up all black with no image.

Does Final Cut Pro support H.265/HEVC? The answer is yes but the prerequisites for this are: 1> it must be Final Cut Pro X; 2> it must be on macOS 10.12.4 or higher; 3> only compatible with 64 bit processor device. Fell into despair? Don't be discouraged because we find an effective solution for you.

Convert H.265/HEVC to FCP

To solve can't import HEVC/H.265 into Final Cut Pro issue, the only yet most effective solution is to transcode H.265/HEVC to ProRes. Now that you may find yourself in need of a powerful program which enables you to convert H.265/HEVC to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro. If so, Faasoft H.265/HEVC to ProRes Converter (for Mac, for Windows) can be exactly what you want.

  • Convert H.265/HEVC to Final Cut Pro supported ProRes format to solve can't import H.265/HEVC to FCP problem;
  • Convert numerous of video files that FCP doesn't support like WMV, MKV, FLV, SWF, MOD, WTV, WebM, ASF and more to Final Cut Pro ProRes;
  • Convert Final Cut Pro incompatible audio files in formats like ALAC, WMA, MP2, AU, VOC, FLAC, etc to Final Cut Pro supported MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc;
  • Convert Final Cut Pro exported project to almost all popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, SWF, ASF, MKV, WMV, OGV, 3GP, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WTV and more;
  • Edit video and audio before import them into Final Cut Pro like rotate, cut, merge, split, add effects, remove audio, adjust image brightness, etc;
  • Convert H.265/HEVC to many other popular formats for better playback in modern and popular devices like iPhone, Android, Xbox, PS, Apple TV, iPod, iPad, etc;
  • Convert H.265/HEVC to MP4, FLV, MOV, AVI, etc to upload HEVC/H.265 video to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and other video sharing sites.

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How to Convert H.265/HEVC to FCP?

To better show you how Faasoft H.265/HEVC to ProRes Converter works, given below is a step by step guide on how convert HEVC/H.265 to ProRes with this program. Now, the first thing that you should do is to download and install Faasoft H.265/HEVC to ProRes Converter on your computer and run it.

Step 1 Add H.265/HEVC files

Faasoft H.265/HEVC to ProRes Converter supports importing your H.265/HEVC files in a pretty easy way: just drag and drop your file to the program's primary window. Another usually used way to add H.265/HEVC to the program is to click "Add File" button and choose H.265/HEVC from your computer.

Batch conversion is also supported and what you need to do is to just drag the folder where you save your H.265/HEVC files to the program.

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Step 2 Select output format as ProRes

In this step, you would like to set the output format. It's easy too. Just click "Profile" drop-down icon to open the output format list. There enter "ProRes" in the search box. You'll see "ProRes Apple ProRes codec (*.mov)" on right sidebar and just select it. Or just find this output format from "General Video" category.

Step 3 Transcode H.265/HEVC to ProRes

All previous work is done. In the last step, just click "Convert" button in the right to start transcoding H.265/HEVC to ProRes right away. Within minutes, you'll get the converted H.265/HEVC files and the time of the whole conversion depends on your H.265/HEVC file size.

After the conversion is done, go to "Open Folder" besides the big "Convert" button to find the new ProRes file. That's it!

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