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Import Hasselblad X1D 30p,25p fps H.264 files to FCP 7/X editing

July 21, 2016

Faced on “FCP X won’t import to H.264 footage (resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,25p fps) from Hasselblad X1D well” or “Can’t edit Hasselblad X1D H.264 footage directly in FCP X”? No worries, here is the best solution. Read and learn specific steps.

Hasselblad X1D has a 51.0MP Medium format (44 x 33 mm ) sized CMOS sensor . You can shoot at maximum resolution of 8272 x 6200 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1 and 4:3. X1D has an ISO range of 100 - 25600 and it can save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.

With Hasselblad X1D, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,25p fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Hasselblad X1D will be adequate in most of the situations.

As one of the most popular non-linear editing systems, FCP X allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. Most people may wonder to know why they can’t import Hasselblad X1D H.264 Video in FCP X. In fact, the reason is very simple, currently, the best supported format for FCP X is Apple ProRes, Hasselblad X1D H.264 format is not recognized by FCP X, so if you transfer H.264 files into FCP X for editing, you may feel anxious about the codec error.



To get the work done, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac will give you a big hand. It provides the optimized video profiles for FCP X so you don’t need to be bothered by the incompatibility issue. With the H.264 to FCP X Converter, you can convert Hasselblad X1D H.264 footage to Apple ProRes for best conversion process on Mac. In addition to, the Hasselblad X1D H.264 Video Converter is one of the best apps online to help you transocde Hasselblad X1D H.264 Video to FCP X or other formats for editing program like AIC (iMovie), DNxHD (Avid Media Composer), MPEG-2 (Adobe Premiere Pro) for editing.

Download H.264 to ProRes Converter app:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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How to convert Hasselblad X1D H.264 files to FCP friendly ProRes codec

1. Run H.264 converter for Mac and load the Hasselblad X1D H.264 files for encoding. You can select the "Merge into one file" box to merge multiple 30p,25p fps h.264 files for easy editing.



2. Click Format bar and go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as best video format for editing h.264 clips in Final Cut Pro with good video quality.



Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Hasselblad X1D H.264 files to ProRes for importing to FCP.

When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted Hasselblad X1D H.264 files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 to do further editing without any issue.

Addition Tips:

This versatile H.264 to ProRes Converter also enables you to convert Hasselblad X1D H.264 files to Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer. You can respectively choose MPEG-2(*.mpg); Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov); DNxHD (*.mov) as output format.

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