H.264 video import to Final Cut Pro- Working with H.264 in FCP 6/7/X

Summary: Wanna an easy way to transcode H.264 video to Final Cut Pro for smooth workflow? Read this article below and you will how to.

Just as those Apple guys say, Final Cut Pro offers real-time performance for more than 150 filters and effects. It's amazing, huh? But what if you have some unaccepted H.264 videos? Don't let it be your playback hurdle. The article would show you how to convert H.264 to Final Cut Pro on Mac step by step. Just follow the guide and go on your movie director experience.

In fact, it is possible to use H.264 in Final Cut Pro (X) sometimes, but don't expect it to result in top quality. H.264 is highly compressed. That's not where you want to start with editing for high quality results. Something even worse, some H.264 footage like from GoPro HD(.mp4), Canon EOS(.mov) can’t be recognized by Final Cut program. A suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode all H.264 files to Apple ProRes for FCP.

Overall, it is the best H.264 to ProRes converter for Mac users. It offers optimized presets Apple ProRes - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the H.264 to ProRes MOV conversion.

How to Convert H.264 to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro

1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the H.264 files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

2. Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original H.264 video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.

3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start transcode H.264 to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted H.264 clips to. Choose the videos that you'd like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing H.264 video footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without problems.

Additional Tips:
1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. This H.264 to FCP Converter can also help you to encode H.264 video to iMovie, Adobe, FCE, Avid, etc. You just need to choose a proper video format like "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

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