Leica SL to FCP X Workflow, Edit Leica SL 4K MP4 files in FCP X/7

By | July 23, 2017

I have used Canon, Nikon & Leica and this Leica SL is the best camera I have used. Viewfinder is brilliant and accurate. Image quality is incredible and the video is outstanding with UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30 and 25 fps available in addition to DCI 4K when using the camera’s Super35 mode. Great experience other than working Leica SL 4K clips in Final Cut Pro

I shot everything in 4K MP4, but Final Cut Pro won’t load the 4K files. After multiple searching and testing, I got the result 4K MPEG-4 video format from Leica SL was not supported by FCP X. Most people tried to import Leica SL 4K MP4 files into Final Cut Pro for editing but it ended in failure all the time.

A quick workaround I’ve worked out is to convert Leica SL 4K MP4 to FCP X best supported editable format- Apple ProRes with the help of UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. This powerful 4K Video to FCP X Converter can help you convert your Leica SL 4K files to ProRes for better editing with Final Cut Pro. Besides, with this Leica 4K Video Converter, you also can convert 4K MP4 to other format you want, such as MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid MC, AIC for iMovie, etc. In addition, it also let you do some simple editing with the 4K Video Converter like trimming, cropping, setting, etc. Download the program and start the conversion process.

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Convert Leica SL 4K MP4 to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X/7

Step 1. Load Leica SL 4K files

Install the Leica 4K Video Converter on Mac and run it. Drag the Leica SL 4K .mp4 or other 4K files to the software. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

Leica 4K Video Converter

Step 2. Choose ProRes as output format

Click “Profile” bar to get the pull-down list, and select “Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)” as output format. ProRes is the best native codec for FCP X.

Convert Leica SL 4K MP4 to ProRes for FCP X

Step 3. Adjust video, audio settings

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

Step 4. Start Leica SL 4K MP4 to ProRes conversion

Click “Convert” button to convert Leica SL 4K MP4 videos to ProRes for FCP X on Mac immediately with top video and audio quality.

Once the conversion finished, you can easily transfer the converted Leica SL 4K MP4 footages to Final Cut Pro X/7 for smooth editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc) without issues.

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