Import 4K video from Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker to FCP X/7/6

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Import 4K video from Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker to FCP X/7/6

May 31, 2016 Final Cut Pro X 0
Import 4K video from Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker to FCP X/7/6

Olympus has updated its tough camera lineup with the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, a rugged action-cam that specializes in tracking location, temperature, altitude and more. The TG-Tracker takes 8MP stills with a 1/2.3″ sensor and provides 4K/30p and 1080/60p video recording options. Failed to import Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker 4K MOV video into Final Cut Pro X? If so, you may wish to read this post. It demonstrates a way of converting TG-Tracker 4K H.264 footage to Apple ProRes .mov for use in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 without rendering and smoothly.

Other key features include:

  • 4K-resolution video capture at 30fps
  • 240fps, 120fps high-speed video at 720p resolution
  • 8-megapixel stills
  • Five-axis electronic image stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for mobile transfers and remote control
  • Built-in LED light that doubles as a flashlight
  • 204-degree angle of view f2.0 lens
  • Flat-lens cover included for underwater shooting
  • Time-lapse and loop movie recording modes
  • Supports microSD cards up to 128GB

How can I import TG-Tracker 4K MOV video to Final Cut Pro X?

“Hi all, is it possible to work with Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker video recordings in FCP 7? I learned that neither FCP has native support for 4K format. If I insist on editing 4K MOV files with FCP 7, is there any workaround to make it possible? Any suggestions? Thanks.”

It’s a known issue that FCP 7 and FCP 6 doesn’t support 4K H.264 MOV. To be able to make FCP 7 and FCP 6 recognize Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker footage, you will need to convert the footage first. As FCP X users, Although you can load your 4K video into FCP X, you have to spend long time on rendering videos, and you can’t play it smoothly. This requires a third party 4K Video Converter. Considering the ease of use and optimal Apple PrpRes preset for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), we would recommend Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Here’s a simple guide telling you how to transcode Stylus TG-Tracker video to FCP preferred ProRes codec.

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How to convert Stylus TG-Tracker 4K H.264 MOV to ProRes MOV for FCP?

Step 1: Run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as a professional Olympus Video Converter. When its main interface comes up, click “Add File” to load source 4K H.264 files to it.

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Step 2: Select output format for opening with Final Cut Pro
From the Format menu, move to “Final Cut Pro” catalogue, and select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 7 and FCP 6. When loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.

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Tip 1: Adjust video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. Generally, you need to keep the A/V parameters to be the same with source footage so as to bear least quality loss.

Tip 2: Edit Video
Before conversion, you can personalize and retouch your Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker footage in clicks. All the smart video editing features lets you get a video with all the factors you prefer.

Tip 3: If you are Premiere Pro CC user and plan to edit Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker 4K MOV recordings in Premiere Pro, you need to convert 4K MOV to MPEG-2 MPG via this Olympus Video Converter.

Step 4: Start conversion
Click “Convert” button to start converting Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker 4K H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes MOV on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Step 5: Import Stylus TG-Tracker video into FCP
Click “Open” button to get generated ProRes 422 files for transferring and editing in FCP X/7/6 with optimum performance.That’s, thanks for reading this post – Import and edit Stylus TG-Tracker video in Final Cut Pro.


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