Final Cut Pro X Can't Import GoPro Hero6 Footage - Solved
Built on the existing form-factor of the HERO5 Black, the GoPro HERO6 Black action camera provides more processing power, while keeping to a familiar design. The optimized GP1 processor brings higher frame rates in 4K, 2.7K, and 1080p HD resolutions. Something we'd like to talk about in this article is GoPro Hero6 and Final Cut Pro X incompatible issues as so many guys are complaining FCP X can't import GoPro Hero6 video correctly...
After doing some reading, it looks like GoPro Hero6 records high resolution and high FPS videos with the new HEVC/H.265 codec. Apparently that codec is not available for FCP X yet and hoping to get that update soon. You need something to convert it. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the best H.265/HEVC to ProRes converter on Mac OS X (macOS High Sierra included). This Mac video converter can help you convert GoPro Hero6 HEVC footage to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro X with least quality loss.
Besides ProRes, this Mac tool provides optimal codecs like DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG2, so that you can work GoPro Hero6 4K videos with Avid MC, iMovie and Premiere Pro without hassle. Below is a tutorial on how to transcode GoPro Hero6 H.265 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X.
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How to transcode Hero6 H.265 to ProRes 422 .mov for Final Cut Pro X
STEP 1. Import 4K videos to the software
Once run the H.265 video converter for Mac, you can click "Add Video" button to load H.265 source files from GoPro Hero 6 black camera. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
STEP 2. Select the output format
Click "format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing GoPro H.265 footage in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422, Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all available for you.
Tip: Tap "settings" to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro. You can keep the original video size as 4K or downscale 4K to 1080p for easier editing.
STEP 3. Start H.265 to ProRes conversion
Click "Convert" button to start encoding H.265/HEVC to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS X.
Once the conversion is done, you can bring your GoPro Hero6 H.265 footage into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for editing on Mac at light speed.