The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS features a great f1.8-2.5 lens, excellent photo quality and shooting options, and a well-designed body that’s solidly constructed. The XZ-2’s video quality and features are good. The 1080p video quality records at a respectably high 18Mbps bit. However, when I turn to FCP X to have edit, the software can’t the output H.264 MOV footage. It seems to be hard for editing Olympus XZ-2 MOV in FCP X. I have read around and I’m not the only one having difficulty importing video from Olympus XZ-2 to FCP X.
Fortunately, I’ve found out a straightforward fix is to convert Olympus XZ-2 video to FCP X much more compatible format like Apple ProRes 422. I’ve had the big success in this try. If you are facing the similar issues with your Olympus XZ-2, check out the solution below.
Download and install the app Acrok HD Video Converter
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It is an easy-to-use MOV converter for you, which can help you change MOV into a different format like MP4, MPG, AVI with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into FCP X with smooth editing without any trouble. It enables you to play, edit Olympus XZ-2 MOV with FCP X/7/6 easily.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to convert Canon Olympus XZ-2 MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing on Mac
Step 1: Add videos to the program
Launch this Olympus XZ-2 MOV to FCP X Converter. Import Olympus XZ-2 footage to the converter. You can join several video clips together by checking the “Merge into one file” box.
Step 2: Choose FCP X preferred format
Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple PorRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.
Tip: If need, you can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate for easy editing with Pinnacle.
Step 3: Start Olympus XZ-2 to Pinnacle conversion
Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Olympus XZ-2 MOV video to Apple ProRes 422 for importing to FCP X.
You’re done. Now your Olympus MOV files will be converted into ProRes files ready to be imported to FCP X beautifully.