Panasonic Lumix GH5s has come out of the blue with an impressive spec sheet. The ability to shoot DCI 4K at up to 60p with no crop is the most obvious distinction between this and the standard GH5, but the differences run deeper. One of the key features is its 4K video recording capability. Panasonic uses a new codec, HEVC and 60Mbps for its 4K recordings. In this post, we will present a workaround to make Lumix GH5s HEVC footage well compatible with FCP X.

Convert Lumix GH5s 4K H.265 to ProRes MOV for FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6

Some guys have shared tips below if you are planning to have a post production on the Lumix GH5s HEVC footages in your FCP X editor software.

Convert Lumix GH5s HEVC video to be friendly with FCP X

As serious photographers and keen film-makers, you may want to make impressive videos without crippling expense. I would say it’s a fair bet that it will be best to transcode Lumix GH5s video to FCP X Apple ProRes or some other intermediate codec native with Final Cut Pro before ingesting, as HEVC is very compute-intensive.

Then you need to find a best 3rd party program to transcode your H.265 footage first. Good News is that Acrok recently announced the HEVC Video Converter to support decoding and encoding 4K HEVC footage.

It is not only professional on dealting with Panasonic Lumix GH5s 4K HEVC videos, but also can handle with Blu-ray, DVD, and other downloaded/recorded video formats, such as XAVC, MXF, MTS, MP4, MOV, MKV and so on. From now on, it is not a big deal to converting HEVC from Lumix GH5s to ProRes for editing in FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). Download this 4K Video Converter and start transcoding.

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Step 1: Run this H.265 Video Converter on your computer. Drag and drop the Panasonic Lumix GH5s 4K files to the Apple ProRes Converter you have set up just now.

Import MP4 files into FCP X on Mac

Step 2: Choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the best video format for editing Lumix GH5s files in FCP X as well as good video quality. Of course, you can choose other format for editing in iMovie, Avid MC, After Effects, Sony Vegas and Windows Movie Maker.

Convert MP4 to FCP X for importing/editing

Step 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 4: Click the arrow button to start converting Lumix GH5S 4K video to ProRes MOV for FCP X.

After the process completes, click “Open” button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer the videos to FCP X easily and quickly.