Edit Blackmagic Design URSA Camera 4K RAW video in FCP X

Blackmagic Design URSA Camera users questions:
Q1: I work in a medicine marketing company, recently my boss asked me make a short video for promoting our new products on internet. but I can’t import URSA 4K RAW files into FCP X for smoothly editing. I wonder to know whether these 4K video can be supported by Final Cut Pro. What can I do?

Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K RAW files to FCP X

Q2: Hi guys! I met some problems when I load Blackmagic 4K RAW footage into FCP 7, my friend told me that FCP 7 doesn’t support 4K RAW file and the Apple ProRes 422 is Apple editing best editable format, so how can I transcode the 4K RAW files to ProRes video? Please help me, thanks!

A: Blackmagic Design URSA Camera, the world’s first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. This camera include a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, a new user upgradeable 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with a massive 15 stops of dynamic range, 12G-SDI. It support RAW and ProRes video format. Many filmmakers and advertisers tend to choose this superior ability movie camera for shooting. What’s more, the high quality 4K RAW video can fully comparable to digital cinema. The flexibility of its wide dynamic range can be reserved shadows and highlight detail, so you have more in post-production when you edit your 4K RAW files in Final Cut Pro

As a matter of fact, 4K RAW format from Blackmagic URSA is beyond the compatibility of FCP. Handling 4K video in FCP (FCPX/7/6) is extremely hardware intensive. So if you need to edit Blackmagic Design URSA Camera 4K RAW files in FCP, you will encounter some compatible problems. As we know, the best editable format for FCP is Apple ProRes 422, at this time, you may be need a RAW video converter for Blackmagic URSA camera. With the 4k video converter, you can convert your 4K RAW to FCP Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 video on Mac, and then you will have no pressure to edit 4K RAW video in FCP. Just follow below guide steps by steps.

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Solve Blackmagic Ursa 4K RAW video incompatibility issues with FCP X

Step1: Launch and run the BlackMagic 4K Converter on Mac, drag the 4K files into the converter, or click “Add files” icon to load your source videos from Blackmagic camera.

Edit Blackmagic Design URSA Camera 4K RAW video in FCP X

Step2: Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format. For editing 4K RAW files in FCP X, you need to choose “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Import 4K RAW video from Blackmagic Design URSA Camera to FCP X

Tip 1: You can reset the video size, bitrate and fame rate by click “Editing” button. You can keep original 4K resolution or adjust video size to 2K or 1080 full HD as you need.

Tip 2: If you want to merge your several videos into one, you just need to tick off files which you want to combine them into one, and then click “Settings” then check “Merge into one file” under the preview window. Have a try! And you’ll find more thoughtful and useful designs and features like simple edit work.

Step4: Tap the “Convert” button, the 4K RAW to ProRes 422 from Blackmagic URSA for FCP format will start immediately.

When the conversion process is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP X perfectly.

  • September 25, 2015

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