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Pentax K-70 to FCPX-import Pentax K-70 60i/50i MOV/MP4 to FCP 7/X

July 15, 2016

If you experience any issues editing Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera MOV/MP4 video in FCP X, FCP 7, you may wish to read this post.

Pentax K-70 is a 24.0MP camera with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS sensor.

Pentax K-70 Specifications
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p) 1280x720 (60p/50p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record

With Pentax K-70, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-70 will be adequate in most of the situations. But, after you recorded videos with this camera, you may want to load the videos into editing programs such as FCP 7, FCP X for editing. H.264 MOV delivers stunning picture quality, but it not an ideal editing format for FCP. H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited for editing with iMovie, FCE, FCP. For example Apple ProRes for FCP.



This requires a third party Pentax K-70 Video Converter for Mac. Here’s a quick guide on how to encode Pentax K-70 Video to ProRes for editing in FCP X smoothly.

Software requirement:

Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac- one of the best MOV Decoder/Encoder.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

The program is the best MOV to FCP converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MOV files to Apple ProRes, which will create a FCP friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides FCP, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Element, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing.

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Step 1. Run MOV converter for Mac and load the MOV files for encoding. You can select the "Merge into one file" box to merge multiple MOV files from Pentax K-70 for easy editing.



Step 2. Click Format bar and go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as best video format for editing MOV 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.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Pnetax K-70 H.264 MOV video 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 Pentax K-70 MOV files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 to do further editing without any issue.

Addition Tips:

This versatile MOV to ProRes Converter also enables you to convert MOV 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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