10-25-2017 01:56 AM
Editing with proxies is the better way to go quality wise if you can't natively edit H265, because you're not converting twice, once to transcode into something to edit, then again for final output.
10-27-2017 03:17 AM
If you want to use Final Cut with H265 4K files, best route is use Edit Ready (paid tool, demo available) to produce ProRes422 files and edit with those. Not seen any quality drop off.
You'll need to be comfortable with massive files though, I find a 4K 60FPS spits out about 8Gb a minute ProRes file.
I'm using this work flow now as file size isn't an issue for me and I prefer editing with FCP X over Premiere.
10-30-2017 12:33 AM
10-30-2017 12:45 AM
My Macbook Pro 2015, with Premiere, couldn't handle the 4K60 well enough for editing. I then tried Proxy videos (within Premiere) and it worked perfectly. The benefit of this is that you are still technically working with 4K footage (without any lag) and are future proofing your edits. Amazing!
Watch this video for instructions:
11-04-2017 04:27 PM
I have yet to use proxies. What I have been doing is turning the playback resolution down to 1/4, this allows me to scrub through the timeline at a reasonable frame rate and find the action shots I want to use. Still a hassle but seems quicker than using proxies.