😺 Final Cut Pro X Isn't Compatible With iOS 11's New H.265 Video Codec
The most popular video editing software, Final Cut Pro X doesn't yet support the new H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding used in iOS 11. A member of the Final Cut Pro Radio Facebook group reported it:
If the device you shoot with has been updated to iOS 11, then by default it will be shooting with a new codec meant to make more efficient use of space. That's all well and good except for one teeny tiny detail that Apple failed to address. Final Cut Pro X can't read the codec. So when you go to try to import the video, you'll see the clips on your iPhone in FCPX's Import interface, but the videos will appear as black screen. The audio will be there, but no picture.
Apple will undoubtedly come with a fix for FCPX in the coming days to address this (they just pushed an update to iMovie that addresses it in that application).
Final Cut Pro X Isn't Compatible With iOS 11's New H.265 Codecs
An Easy Fix for This Glitch
If you haven't yet shot video you need to edit with FCP, there's an easy fix. On your iPhone, Open Settings app > Camera > Formats (Only available for iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 plus / iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 plus) > By default, High Efficiency will be checked. Turn to Most Compatible to stop your iPhone shooting videos in new format.
Turn Off New Video Format in iOS 11
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