The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Camera is 20% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the HERO3. The camera captures 4K Cinema, 2.7K Cinema, 1440p and Full HD 1080p video. The The camera captures Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 60 fps, as well as 1280 x 720p at 120 fps. It supports both NTSC and PAL video systems as well. For still images, the HERO3+ supports up to 10MP photos with a burst rate of up to 10 fps.
Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with GoPro HERO3+ 1080p MP4 Videos.
So if you want to edit GoPro HERO3+ 1080p HD MP4 Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use GoDaSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to FCP X converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert GoPro HERO3+ HD MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p MP4 files for import into Final Cut Pro X.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load GoPro HD MP4 videos to GoDaSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .MP4 files from GoPro HERO3+ camera, run GoDaSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .MP4 videos.
Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting HD MP4 videos from MP4 to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step 3. Merge GoPro HERO3+ HD MP4 MP4 files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the GoPro HERO3+ MP4 converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert GoPro HERO3+ MP4 to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac GoPro MP4 converter starts converting GoPro HERO3+ MP4 videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MP4 files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.
After converting and merging the MP4 files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.