Can't import MP4 into Final Cut Pro? Resolved
Does final cut pro support MP4? Actually, it is stated that Final Cut Pro supports MP4, H.264, DV, HDV,3GP, etc. If you can't open and edit MP4 files on Final Cut Pro, it might be the format codec issue. To solve your problem, you need to find a powerful tool that is especially designed for Final Cut Pro.
The tutorial below is based on Mac OS (Mavericks included). If you want a video converter for Windows (Windows 8 included), just click here.
1.Add MP4 videos
Run this MP4 to FCP converter. Click "File" >"Load Media files…" menu to load your MP4 videos or directly drag and drop your local MP4 files into this app's pane. After importing successfully, you can preview the MP4 videos by clicking the video thumbnails, or re-arrange these videos by freely dragging the target video to the place you want.
Note: If your files are segmented and you want to combine them together into a big one before you import files into FCP, at this time, you can switch on the "Merge" switch at the bottom. Immediately, there will be a chain between every two videos.
2.Choose FCP as the output format
This app offers you an optimized format for FCP in its format window, as well as ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec and DNxHD options. Here, you can directly choose the optimized preset as the output format. Of course, you can choose a native codec to encode your files for editing in FCP.
Just click the down arrow button at the bottom of this pane to open its output format window. Then, go to "Editing" category >"Final Cut Pro" or choose any one of ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec and DNxHDthe options.
3. Start MP4 to FCP conversion
When everything is done, click the "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner to finish the conversion. While you wait, have a coffee or take a nap and let Video Converter do the work in the background. After conversion, this app icon will keep jumping on the Dock.
Now, you can import the output files to Final Cut Pro to edit without any trouble. And the output video will not decrease in video quality. And the output path has already listed at the bottom of the main interface. You can quickly and easily find the output files according to the file path. Of course, you can change the file path by yourself if need.
Video Tutorial: How to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro with Video Converter Ultimate
# 1. Free Video Converter: Wondershare Free MP4 Converter
With this free video converter for Final Cut Pro, you can easily import MP4 to Final Cut Pro.
Pro: Free, no extra charge, intuitive interface
1. It has no presets for Final Cut Pro. You can't convert directly to FCP.
2. You need to be careful about the output video quality.
3. It doesn't let you burn DVD.
# 2. Online Video Converter: Online-Convert
You can use this online MP4 converter to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro online.
Pro: No need to download third-party software
1. The video conversion process takes you a lot of time.
2. It might get freeze when you are converting a large file.
Note: Want to solve your video incompatibility issue efficiently and effectively? Just try Video Converter Ultimate.