Can't import MP4 into Final Cut Pro? Resolved
Have difficulty in importing MP4 into Final Cut Pro for editing? When you search for a solution in Google, you'll find a lot of people have the same problem as you, and it's hard for you to find something useful. Most people have tried MPEG Streamclip, QT 7 Pro, or Compressor to convert MP4 to FCP to edit, but they doesn't work at all. Final Cut pro is a very professional video editing application and is very picky about video formats. If you want to get your MP4 files converted to an editable format for FCP, you have to find a powerful tool that is especially designed for Final Cut Pro.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can meet your need completely. Various native codecs like ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec and DNxHD etc are provided, so you can convert MP4 files to one optimized format for FCP with one click. Then, you can add your files to FCP to edit without any trouble. By the way, the optimized preset is also available for Final Cut Express. At last, please rest assured that there will be no quality loss during conversion. Now, let me show you how to convert MP4 files for editing in FCP.
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 an 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 finishe 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 keeping 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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