Summary: A step by step guide shows you how to convert MP4 to Apple ProRes on Mac (Yosemite included). Hence you can freely use your MP4 videos in FCP X/7/6 with the best quality.
Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X update to import MP4 video although, there’s a still limit that lets many users upset. FCP only supports MP4 encoded with H.264. If the MP4 is encoded with other video codecs, Final Cut Pro X/7 will fail to import the MP4. The following article will provide an easy solution on how to successfully import all kinds of MP4 files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 without rendering.
In fact, MP4 is a final delivery lossy video format which is not suitable for editing in non-destructive video editing software like Final Cut Pro. In order to solve can't import MP4 to Final Cut Pro issue and successfully import various MP4 files to FCP, a recommended solution is to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro more compatible video format.
As some guys suggest, you can try to convert the .mp4 in QuickRime Pro to an .mov and then drag to Final Cut Pro. We tried the method, but it only plays the audio back and not the video in FCP. An alternative way is to get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a 3rd-party video conversion utility to rewrap MP4 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Overall, it can easily convert all kinds of MP4 videos whatever recorded from cameras/camcorders or downloaded from website like YouTube, or from other sources to FCP X/7/6 supported Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444. Besides converting MP4 to FCP format, this powerful MP4 Final Cut Pro Converter also helps to convert other video formats like MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV, VOB, AVCHD, MXF, 3GP, FLV, and etc to Final Cut Pro supported video format. Below is a detailed guide on how to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro more compatible video format in Mac OS X.
How to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro supported format?
1. Install and launch the MP4 to ProRes converter, and the following interface will pop up. Now drag and drop the MP4 files into the software for converting. Or you can click Add button to load the source videos. To get several MP4 clips combined into one file, you can check the “Merge into one file” box.
2. Click the down arrow button on the right side of "Format" to select Final Cut Pro compatible 'Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)' as the output format.
3. Before start conversion, you can click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. After all settings are OK, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner to start and finish the MP4 to Final Cut Pro ProRes conversion.
After finish converting MP4 to Final Cut Pro video, simply import the converted MP4 files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing. And you will never be bothered by any Final Cut Pro MP4 troubleshooting.
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