Import MKV, MP4, WMV, AVI to FCP projects on Mac

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Final Cut Pro is a wonderful tool to help us turn home videos into professional eye-catching movies. And it normally can recognize a few file formats like DV, MOV, M4V, MP4 and some AVI files from cams. Well, Final Cut Pro might not work with some MP4,M4V,MOV files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons.

If you got other movie files, just like AVI, VOB, MKV, WMV, FLV, SWF, etc , they are either funny shows or useful tutorials. And I want to load them to FCP project, so that I can edit them as my wish. But there is a trouble when importing AVI, VOB, MKV, M4V, WMV etc videos to Final Cut Pro, is there format not accepted by the program?

To smoothly edit MP4, AVI, VOB, MKV, M4V, WMV, FLV, SWF in Final Cut Pro, the best solutions is to convert these movie files to ProRes MOV which is the best codecs with best results when working with Final Cut Pro. For this purpose, this article will guide through how to to rewrap and transcode Any videos you want to ProRes MOV in details. Read the Types of Apple ProRes Codecs.

Free software like Handbreak may be your first choice. After trying it, you will be disappointed that the output video looks fine but the audio is out of sync. Here, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac <review>will bring you good-quality output videos without any video and audio out of sync issue. It also provides simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the Mac video converter can convert other common videos like AVI, MKV, VOB; HD videos(MTS, MOV, MXF) from HD camcorders or DVs for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Now let me show you how to convert FCP projects. Read the review.

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[Step-by-Step]Covert MP4, AVI, VOB, MKV, M4V, WMV, FLV, SWF videos for Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Import MP4, AVI, VOB, MKV Video files

After you get the MP4, AVI, VOB, MKV Video files successfully, launch the iMedia Converter for Mac and then choose to locate the projects into the program by clicking “Add video”. It supports batch conversion, you can import and transcode multiple movies files at one time.

Step 2: Choose video format for output

As we all know, Apple ProRes is the best format for FCP X. There are 6 members in Apple ProRes family: Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy. And Apple ProRes 4444 XQ is the highest-quality version. Click the format bar to follow “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” and it is just fine and enough to produce real-time editing performance and better multi-stream.

Step 3: Adjust the output parameters (Optional)

This step is optional. If you are not good at settings, keep the system built-in settings will as give you great target videos. However, if you want to change codec, bitrate, frame rate, and so on, here is right for you. Click “Settings” to set them.

Step 4: Import converted videos to FCP

Run FCP projects on Mac and import the converted AVI/WMV/VOB/FLV video files to FCP X easily.

Got other video sources like MP4/Tivo/MXF/MTS? It is also no big deal to edit them in Final Cut Pro.

When using FCP, please note that you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video. Download and install the ProApps QuickTime Codecs manually because FCP X won’t install the codec automatically.

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1 Comment

  1. Allan

    This is an AMAZING video tool to use to convert and edit my MXF and XAVC videos in Final Cut Pro X! It has a great variety of things you could add srt subtitles to any videos! I highly recommend Pavtube as it’s the easiest and the most enjoyable converter & editor I’ve ever used! It’s very self explanatory to use as well 🙂

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