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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.

Convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro Compatible Format

wondershare MP4 to Final Cut Pro converter
  • Convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro and iMovie with the native codecs like ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec and DNxHD.
  • Convert MP4 to or from any format including MOV, MKV, AVI, and even 3D & HD videos.
  • Burn videos in any format to DVD with many built-in menu templates.
  • Convert videos at 30 X faster speed and ZERO quality loss
  • Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9, Windows 8/7/XP/Vista

  • Part 1: How to convert videos with this MP4 to Final Cut Pro converter

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Video Tutorial: How to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro with Video Converter Ultimate

    Part 2: More options: Free MP4 to Final Cut Pro Converter, Online MP4 to Final Cut Pro Converter

    # 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.

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    # 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.

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    Note: Want to solve your video incompatibility issue efficiently and effectively? Just try Video Converter Ultimate.

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    Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

    Dear Sir, you are right! This software can convert to FCP 7 and ProRes. You can just choose the device as the output format, so that your files can be edited in the 2 applications.
    Mike Bugera
    We've been using Wondershare Ultimate for almost a year to convert MP4's with the H.264 codec to ProRes, since I can't edit these in FCP 7. Yesterday I accidentally chose the Final Cut Pro setting and noticed that it converted to MP4 with the H.264 codec. For the heck of it I imported into FCP 7 and it plays and edits fine. I even encoded with the ProRes setting and compared the two and they look identical. Does this setting really give me editable MP4 H.264 conversions? I'm hoping so because the finished video is only double the size of the original; the ProRes are ten times the size.
    Hi Chisso, as for your problem, our technical staff will help you. You will get their reply within one day.
    Hi Chrisso, Please send a screenshot of your problem to our Support Team. The email address is support@wondershare.com. Support Team will help to solve your problem. Thanks!
    Hi Christine, thanks for getting back to me. I did try the final cut pro preset, along with one or two others, and I still got the same result. I even changed the frame rate to 60fps as a test and that still came into fcp as 30fps. I didn't matter what i did or changed, every wondershare converted file I imported into FCP was 30fps. I've since managed to convert it correctly using another program, but I would like to resolve this issue with Wondershare.
    Hi Chrisso, Why not directly choose the optimized format for Final Cut Pro? Just go to "Editing", and click the "Final Cut Pro" option. The preseting is best for the editing program. You don't need to do any other extra setting manually.
    I am really puzzled. I have converted a whole bunch of MP4 GOPRO files shot in 25fps to the Apple Pro Res codec using Wondershare, and when playing back the converted file in Finder everything's fine. But when importing it into FCP it comes in at 30fps and the audio is out of sync, and there is a section of black at the end of the clip where the audio continues but the vision has finished. It seems to be in sync when brought into iMovie but FCP, for some completely unknown reason, seems to think these files are 30fps when they're actually not. Has anyone else had this problem, and possibly know what might be causing it?? Thanks
    It's probably that the audio & video parameters of the two output videos are different. Please the video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.
    Why after converting to Apple intermediate codec in your software i have about 1gb file from 20sec video? When i converting from Final Cut Pro 7 in a same codec i have 160 mb file of 20 sec Apple Intermediate Codec video.