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.
How to Import and Edit 1080P/720P files to Final Cut Pro? The best way is to convert various 1080P/720P video formats to Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, it’s best for FCP. The following guide tells you how to convert 1080P/720P to ProRes 422, then you can Edit 1080P/720P in Final Cut Pro with friendly codecs.
Step 1. Load 1080P/720P videos to Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac.
Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as the best 1080P/720P to ProRes converter on Mac, click the “Add” button and you can browse the MXF/MTS/M2TS/MOV videos up to 1080p for conversion.
Step 2. Click on “Format” bar and follow “Final Cut Pro” template to set a FCP friendly format.
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.
Step3. You can customize the output settings as you want, adjust the resolution, bitrate to meet your need.
Step 4. Click “Convert” to start Converting 1080P/720P files to Apple ProRes 422 codec. The conversion process may take long time due to huge file size. After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate converted video files for importing to FCP. As Apple ProRes codecs are natively supported by FCP, the rendering time is saved as well.
Now you may have known how to convert and import 1080P/720P to Final Cut Pro, just follow the steps above and you will edit your 1080P/720P files in FCP without problems.
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