GoPro Hero 4 is the latest camera released from GoPro, inc. this is the most advanced GoPro camera yet, it has two versions, one is GoPro Hero 4 black and another is GoPro Hero 4 silver, the black version is better than the silver version. GoPro Hero 4 black version can record videos in 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120, and it has equipped with 2x more powerful processor, which can offer 2x faster video frame rates. Besides it can capture high quality 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps, and the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will help you to transfer and share the recordings conveniently.

On GoPro Hero 4 related editing forums, there are a lot of users complained the issue to edit GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files with FCP X, what they found is that they can’t edit GoPro Hero 4 files with Final Cut Pro X on Mac smoothly, the final cut takes much time to render, and the imported videos can’t be edit smoothly, most users want to seek a better way to import GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to FCP X and edit natively. But, how to edit GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files with FCP X natively? The most effective way is to convert H.264 to FCP X natively supported codec, from Final Cut Pro X product help page you will know Apple ProRes codec is native codec for FCP X, if you convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 videos to Apple ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 codec, you can edit them in Final Cut Pro X natively, there will be no importing or editing issue anymore.

How to convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to Apple ProRes codec?

As we discussed above, you will need to transcode GoPro Hero 4 video to Apple ProRes codec for your Final Cut Pro X on Mac. In order to convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to Apple ProRes codec, you will need Apple ProRes converter, here we recommend the best GoPro Hero 4 to FCP X Converter for you, it is UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac, this is the best HD Video Converter on the market which can convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec easily, besides prores codec, it has many native formats or codecs supported, such as DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC for iMovie/FCE, etc. you can use it to convert HD formats to any formats you need.

Steps to transcode GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to Apple ProRes for FCP X.

Step 1. Free download GoPro Hero 4 FCP X Converter, install it on your computer. This software also has Windows version, if you need to convert GoPro Hero 4 MP4 files on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, you can choose to use it.

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Step 2. Run this GoPro Hero 4 to FCP X Converter, and then click “Add File” button on the top left corner to load the GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files that you want to convert.

GoPro Hero 4 to FCP X Converter

Step 3. Click the “Profile” bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” category, then select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to Apple ProRes

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X on Mac.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac will start the GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to ProRes conversion immediately, you don’t need to worry about the quality, video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed, you will get top quality videos for editing with FCP X.

After the GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to ProRes conversion process is done, you can click “Open Folder” button and get the generated ProRes .mov videos, and then you can import converted GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing with native Apple ProRes codec.