Camileo X-Sports HD camcorder VS GoPro Hero 3 - edit Full HD MP4 in Final Cut Pro

Have you got a new Camileo X-Sports HD camcorder? What is the difference between Camileo and Hero 3? How toimport Full HD MP4 into Final Cut Pro for editing? Follow this, you will have a better understanding.


Camileo X-Sports HD camcorder VS GoPro Hero 3

The Toshiba Camileo X-Sports HD camcorder (US$300) lines up against GoPro's Hero3. Movies may be shot in Full HD (1080p) at 60fps, 720p at 120fps, 1600x1200p at 60fps, 960p at 60fps, 848x480 at 240fps and 480p at 30fps.  

GoPro Hero3 ($330) is very popular camcorder on the market to record sports video. The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition is the flagship product in the Hero3 range, which includes the mid-range Silver Edition and the entry-level White Edition. While the Silver and White editions support a maximum resolution of 1080p at 25fps, the Black Edition can capture 1080p Full HD video at 50/48/25fps in PAL mode (60/48/30fps for NTSC capture). Furthermore 720p recording can be captured at 100/50fps (120/60fps for NTSC).

A little heavier and bigger that GoPro, Camileo X-Sports uses a very GoPro-like design. Matching the Full HD resolution of the Hero3 at 1080p, the Camileo gives a better frame-rate of 60 fps compared to the GoPro's 30 fps. It comes with a fully loaded kit and its specs compare favorably against the comparative (entry level) GoPro device. And it's also cheaper. 

Both Camileo X-Sports and GoPro record Full HD video in MP4 format. The MPEG-4 codec is a final delivery codec it is not one you want to use for editing. Therefore you may have problems when importing GoPro and Camileo X-Sports HD movie into FCP X 10.1.1, FCP 7 and FCP 6. For smoothly editing Full HD camera files in Final Cut Pro, you need to convert MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Apple ProRes.

To get the work done, iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It's a professional and intuitive video converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Camileo X-Sports HD MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can convert videos compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid, FCE, FCP X, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere (Pro) etc. 

Guide: Transcoding GoPro Here or Camileo X-Sports Full HD MP4 to ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro


Step 1. Download, install and run the Mac MP4 to Prores Converter, click "Add" or "Add From Folder" to load your Full HD movie.


Step 2. Click the format bar, and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)" as output format.


Some more helpful features:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start Camileo X-Sports Full HD MP4 to ProRes 422 HQ MOV conversion.

As soon as the process is 100% finished, you can get the final output Apple ProRes files via clicking "Open" button effortlessly. 

Launch FCP, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted MPG files to. Choose the videos that you'd like to add for editing. 

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