14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 9:25 AM by David M Brewer
Showmebarry Level 1 (0 points)

I have the latest version of Final Cut Pro X only an older, but fully compatible IMac, and have a new Panasonic AG-Hmc 40P video camera. I have shot video on my Gro Prop Hero 2 and the playback of the unedited video is perfect, but as I scroll through the unedited footage shoot by the Panasonic, the video is jumpy and will not play back smoothly. The video plays perfectly on the the camera in play back mode, but in FCPX it is junk.

Do I have an incorrect setting that is doing this? I adjusted the palynack in preference but that made no difference.  I need help?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • dsimagry Level 4 (1,275 points)

    Optimize your media... Convert the video to Apple ProRes...




    About Apple ProRes





    FCP X: Native vs. Optimize vs. Proxy Media




    ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.1


  • Showmebarry Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the help. I'll try that as soon as I can figure out how to do it! I'm still picking my way through FCP X.

    Thanks for the links as well. I was about to cry, or cuss before I saw your post. I'll let you know what happens.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,355 points)

    Please give the (full) specs for you computer.

  • Showmebarry Level 1 (0 points)

    20 inch,Mid 2007,processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo,4 GB 667 Mhz DDRS SDRAM,ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4(11e53)

    The hard drive and logocboard were both replaced under Apple Care in Oct,2010.

    I have yet to try the above prescribe fix, and and grateful for any and all help.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,355 points)

    Transcode the Panicsonic footage to ProRes 422...use Compressor to encode the Video to ProRes 422.  Don't use ProRes HQ 422. If your using the GoPro camera footage in the same project, transcode that footage to ProRes 422.

  • dsimagry Level 4 (1,275 points)



    There's a hidden feature in Mac OS X Lion that you can use to convert your video footage to Apple ProRes with very little effort and to the right specifications...




    Bring your video footage into your desktop or hard drive and then select all of them, and then right-right click on one of them to bring up the options menu... select ENCODE SELECTED VIDEO FILES. Mac OS X will take care of the rest for you automatically.






    If this option doesn't show up, make sure to install those codecs I recommendad earlier...



    ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.1


  • Showmebarry Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried to encode selected video files and I get nothing. I'm sure it's becasue I don;t know what I'm doing with FCP X. I dragged the movie files to the desktop from the hard drive, select encode from the right click file. The window opens with the options< i have selected all combo's of options and it saves it back to the desktop in audio only.

    I'm more lost now than ever. What the **** am I missing guys?

  • Showmebarry Level 1 (0 points)

    Got It! After slowing down and going throught the steps as everyone had suggested, The jumpy video is gone. Thanks for all the help guys.

  • Diver-duddin Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, i am having similar problems with my GoPro hero 3 Black. the footage at 1080p 60fps is jumpy. very bad!


    I have tried converting to Apple ProRes but nothing is showing, i also tried downloading the codecs but a reply of " a newer version is already installed"


    Could you help? 

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,355 points)

    What computer do you have, specs? The GoPro 3 don't shoot 1080p 60fps, it shoot at 1080p 30fps. The 720p mode can shoots at 60fps. Should only be used for slow motion.

  • Diver-duddin Level 1 (0 points)

    The new black edition gopro3 shoots 1080 at 60 fps and 30 fps, 720 now shoots at 120 fps!


    i have just figured out how to change to apple pro res using MPEG streamclip.


    I have Macbook Pro 13" 500 gb storage 16gb Ram OS x 10.8.2 intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,355 points)

    I didn't know they had a new one out...


    You can also convert the videos within the finder to ProRes.


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    Convert the video to ProRes LT (if you have ProRes LT) in MPEG Streamclip. This will play easier than ProRes 4222. If your only wanting to view the videos and not wanting to edit them try ProRes Poxy. H.264 at 60fps is very CPU intensive and even ProRes at 60fps.


    Your computer may not have the power to play these videos.

  • Diver-duddin Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the power to play them, i tested in various programs all play well, its just when i import to FCP they are very "choppy"


    I also tried the quick time encode, didnt work, but now i have mpeg streamclip and have just imported the media into FCP WORKS GREAT only thing is the output file is rather larger than the source file!

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,355 points)

    H.264 isn't an editing format. Try ProRes LT for a smaller file size. You won't a difference between ProRess 4222 and LT. You don't gain any quality with ProRess 4222.


    (I know you can import h.264 into FCP X and people do. But, h.264 is a final out format and not an editing format.)