Edit RED EPIC-W 5K S35 4K DNxHR video in FCP X


The RED EPIC-W 5K S35 camcorder is one of the most powerful camcorders released in this year, the GEMINI 5K S35 sensor is specially designed for the RED EPIC-W camera, with the help of RED EPIC-W 5K S35, you can get incredible dynamic range and produces cinema-quality images. After you got this excellent professional camcorder, you may have recorded some 4K videos with it, to help you edit RED EPIC-W 5K S35 4K DNxHR video in FCP X natively, we want to share the best RED EPIC-W to FCP X importing and editing workflow with you.

Nowadays more and more users have demand for high quality videos, so high-end camcorders are needed for professional users or companies. The RED EPIC-W 5K S35 is a high-end camcorder that can meet with nearly all your needs. This professional camcorder provides exceptional low-light performance, allowing for cleaner imagery with less noise and better shadow detail. You can experience an increased field of view at 2K and 4K resolutions. This RED EPIC-W 5K S35 camcorder has powerful video capture feature, for example it can capture 5K full format motion at up to 96 fps. With this camcorder you can shoot video in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD or DNxHR codec.

RED EPIC-W 5K S35 to FCP X Question

“Hello, I purchased the RED EPIC-W 5K S35 camcorder not long ago to record high quality 4K videos, I like the recordings of RED EPIC-W, because the images are vivid. Now I want to edit RED EPIC-W 4K DNxHR files in FCP X. However, due to its high rate compression and special 4K DNxHR codec of the RED EPIC-W, it seems to be a bit difficult to import footages from RED EPIC-W to FCP X on Mac for editing. Can you help me to solve the RED EPIC-W to FCP X importing and editing issue? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”

FCP X is the most popular editing program on Mac computer, most users on Mac choose to use Final Cut Pro X to edit their footages. Users are using a RED EPIC-W camcorder with FCP X, often have the importing and editing issues. But a little searching turns up the solution. The issue is caused by the codec, the videos recorded by RED EPIC-W 5K S35 are in 4K DNxHR codec, and this codec is not supported by FCP X, if you check Final Cut Pro X official page you will know that Apple ProRes codec is the native editing codec. In this case, the reliable way to work RED EPIC-W with FCP X is to transcode RED EPIC-W 4K DNxHR videos to FCP X native supported format using 3rd-party software. This will help you to import the recordings correctly and save the rendering time.

RED EPIC-W 5K S35 to FCP X Converter

To convert 4K DNxHR videos from RED EPIC-W 5K S35 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, we recommend you to use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, this is professional Mac 4K Video Converter tool, and it is the best solution for you. It can generate the best editing format or codec for filmmakers and video fans to use in different editing programs, such as Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more.

Convert and edit RED EPIC-W 5K S35 4K DNxHR video in FCP X

Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, install this 4K video converter on your Mac computer, run it you will see the main interface, this RED EPIC-W to FCP X converter is very easy to use. This 4k video converter also has Windows version, you can download the corresponding Windows version if you use Windows computer.

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Step 2. Add RED EPIC-W videos. You can connect RED EPIC-W to Mac through cable, turn on the camcorder and copy video files from RED EPIC-W to Mac hard disk. Launch the RED EPIC-W to FCP X converter, and click the “Add Files” button to load 4K DNxHR videos for converting.

Import RED EPIC-W 5K S35 files into FCP X on Mac

Step 3. Select output format for FCP X. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. It’s the best codec for editing RED EPIC-W 4K DNxHR in FCP X. The RED EPIC-W 4K Video Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings freely. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel, you can change these parameters according to your need.

Convert RED EPIC-W 5K S35 DNxHR to FCP X ProRes codec for importing/editing

Step 4. Start converting RED EPIC-W 4K DNxHR videos for FCP X. Click the “Convert” button to start the RED EPIC-W to FCP X video conversion on Mac.

The conversion will begin immediately, wait some time, when the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated videos, and then you can launch FCP X, now you can import converted RED EPIC-W files in FCP X for further editing, you don’t need to render anymore, it will save much time for you. Just try it!

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