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Convert AVI/MKV/MP4/M4V/FLV to Apple ProRes codec for FCP editing

Apple ProRes- Best codec for working AVI/MKV/MP4/M4V/FLV files in FCP

Apple's professional and prosumer-level video editing software, Final Cut Pro, treads a fine line between consumers who want more power for their video-editing projects and professionals who create content for movies and TV. However, the Final Cut Pro is very picky about what video formats you can import although it claims to work with various file types. Media sources saved in MKV/MP4/M4V/FLV format are not supported by FCP at all. Some AVI files work with FCP, others not because of incompatible codecs. The best way get FCP work with AVI/MKV/MP4/MOV/FLV files seems to be converting these file types to FCP natively supported codecs, such as Apple ProRes codec or Apple Intermediate Codec.

Apple ProRes family was introduced in 2007 to help Final Cut Pro works more efficiently with HD contents. By transcoding/converting video files to Apple ProRes codec, the possible best quality is retained in post-production workflow.

[Step-by-Step] – Convert AVI/MKV/MP4/M4V/FLV files to Apple ProRes for FCP

The following guide tells you how to convert AVI/MKV/MP4/MOV/FLV to Apple ProRes 422 codec for use in your Final Cut Pro sequence with Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Besides Apple ProRes 422 codec, it also helps to convert AVI/MKV/MP4/MOV/FLV files to Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy and Apple ProRes 4444. (Review)

More Benefits of Using Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

– Convert between all common video formats on Mac, such as AVI, MOV, MP4, FLV, WMV, VOB, MKV and more.
– Extract audios from videos on Mac, allows you to convert videos to any popular audio formats like MP3, WAV, M4A, ACC, OGG, etc.
– Convert AVI/MKV/MP4/MOV/FLV, etc to iPad, iPhone, Samsung or other portable devices on Mac, and then enjoy video anytime and anywhere.

Now let me show you how to convert FCP projects. 

Step 1. Load AVI/MKV/MP4/M4V/FLV videos to Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

Run Pavtube Video Converter for Mac on Mac, click the "Add video" or "Add from folder" button to browse the AVI/MKV/MP4/M4V/FLV videos for conversion. It supports batch conversion, you can import and transcode multiple movies files at one time.

Step 2: Choose video format for output

For HD 1080p video files, you are advised to Follow “Final Cut Pro” template and “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format. If you prefer smaller file size, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings. The “Apple ProRes 4444(*.mov)” creates videos in lossless quality at huge file size, and is not recommended for home video making.

Step 3: Adjust the output parameters (Optional)

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. Or set smaller bitrate to further cut down export file size. You may skip this step as well.

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Step 4. Click "Browse" to specify a destination folder for the output files.

Step 5. Click "Convert" butto to start converting AVI/MKV/MP4/M4V/FLV files to FCP editable format.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing with Final Cut Pro.

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