Follow this troubleshooting guide below to get the possible reasons and solutions to fix Final Cut Pro X H.265 file import failure.
“Q1: Importing H.265 Into Final Cut Pro X – I was just wondering, I have footage in a strange format; .mp4, and it wont import into Premiere. Someone asked me if I had all the updates, etc, I do, and still no luck with it… Before I try the reinstall, I was just wondering if anything else can be done about the format.”
“Q2: Is there a way I can get Canon EOS R5 C H.265’s into Final Cut Pro X ? It doesn’t seem to like them and won’t import”
The Canon EOS R5 C becomes the camera videographers wanted the R5 to be. The addition of vents and a cooling fan banished overheating in my tests with a pre-production model, allowing me to record single long clips limited only by memory or power. The Canon EOS R5 C is a hybrid cinema camera based on the EOS R5 and aimed at pro videographers, resolving many of the frustrations of the original model. From the recording format menu you can choose between MP4, available in 8 bit H.264 or 10 bit HEVC up to 4:2:2, Canon’s own XF-AVC for up to 4k in 422 10 bit, RAW over HDMI, or internal RAW available in Standard or Light options, or HQ if the frame size is set to Super 35.
Video Formt: MPEG-4, XF-AVC, H.264, H.265
The point here, sometimes you will find it a painful experience to import Canon EOS R5 C H.265 files to FCP X (the lastest FCP X 10.6 1included) for movie editing. Your FCP X will reject to import some H.265 files or You can only add the H.265 video to the timeline of FCP X as an audio track, instead of a video track. Just sound, no video. Besides the H.265 codec incompatibility issue, there are two other possible reasons that cause file import error: your Final Cut Pro X software got problem, or your computer got problem.
Solution : Transcode H.265 File to a Fully FCP X Compatible Format
Can any other video player play your Canon EOS R5 C file? If it could, then your file is not broken. If your H.265 file is not corrupt and the FCP X can import any other H.265 files except for the very one, your H.265 file codec may not compatible with FCP X. Transcoding Canon EOS R5 C file should be a very helpful method. Acrok Video Covnerter Ultiamte for Mac can cope with H.265 files with different encoded video/audio streams from any source. It can help you transcode Canon EOS R5 C H.265 file to ProRes formats that natively work within Final Cut Pro X.
How to Decode Canon EOS R5 C H.265 to FCP X Supported Codec/Format?
1. Download and launch Acrok H.265 Converter on Windows PC or Mac. Click Add file button to import your MP4 video. Dragging and droppping works too.
2. For Mac users, please choose Apple ProRes MOV under Final Cut Pro X category.
For Windows users: Click Format pull down list, move mouse cursor to “Editing Software” and then select Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for Final Cut Pro X.
3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.
4. Hit Convert and it will begin fast video decoding, conversion and processing your Canon EOS R5 video at one go. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro X perfectly.