Working with Phantom 4 Pro 4K H.265 in Final Cut Pro X

DJI Phantom 4 Pro is the hottest 4K drone in the market. It can record the video with H.265 codec up to 30 frames x second and up to 60 frames x second with H.264 codec. The big advantage of H.265 is that there is about 50% more data being saved over H.264 while still maintaining about the same file size. While, none of the top editors Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer or Apple Final Cut X can edit H.265 files from Phantom 4 Pro well. To get FCP X edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 files smoothly, we need to transcode them to something more usable. Read on to learn how to...

 

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Part 1: Best H.265 Video Converter for FCP

Part 2: How to transcode Phantom 4 Pro H.265 to edit in FCP on Mac/Win

Part 1: Best Phantom 4 Pro H.265 Video Converter for FCP

In fact, the best video format for Final Cut Pro is Apple ProRes which is a lossy video compression format. To ensure a fluent editing process, you'd better convert DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 files to FCP X natively supported Prores codec along with some help from third-party software before importing. Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a full-featured H.265 video converter offers users a perfect way to create FCP X editing-friendly Prores .mov from Phantom 4 Pro H.265 files. To be specific, it can:

  • Painlessly convert 8K/4K UHD, 1080p/720P HD and even SD MXF/MTS/MOV/XAVC/H.265 video file from DJI, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, etc
  • Encode H.265 to Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy for FCP with original quality reserved with world's No.1 fast speed
  • Besides FCP, this software can also export professional encoders like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid, MOV for Adobe Premiere and more.
  • Convert H.265 recordings to popular video/audio formats on Mac/Win for playback without limits, such as H.265 to H.264 MP4, H.265 to AVI, H.265 to MOV, H.265 to WebM, H.265 to MP3, etc.
  • Edit 4K H.265 files by trimming, rotating, cropping, adding effect or watermark, etc.
  • Download full HD 1080P/720P or 8K/4K UHD video from 300+ online video sharing sites like YouTube

For windows users, the windows version can also create FCP native Apple Prores codec. Just with the program, you can edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 in Final Cut Pro X smoothly. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Part 2: How to transcode Phantom 4 Pro H.265 to edit in FCP on Mac/Win

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

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1. Load DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K H.265 videos

Run DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 to FCP Converter and load H.265 clips to it by clicking "Add File" button. You can also drag and drop the H.265 files to the software directly from your Hard drive.

2. Select output format you want

Click "Select Format" bar and choose "Editor -> Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X" or choose Prores codec as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing Phantom 4 Pro H.265 footage in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice. For FCP 6, you can only choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ) as export format; while, for FCP 7 and FCP X, ProRes 422(LT)/ProRes 444/ProRes 422(Proxy) are all supported.

FCP video settings

Tip: You can also click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 videos in FCP X easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for Final Cut Pro editing. Of course, it can keep original 4K resolution for you to create 4K prores code if you need.

3. Convert DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 to FCP

Click the "Start" button to start encoding DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 clips for FCP X on Mac (OS High Sierra/Sierra included). After the conversion, click the "Open" button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 files into FCP X for editing flawlessly.

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