Have problems importing (DivX, Xvid)AVI video to ProRes for FCP editing? This tutorial will show you what're the reasons and what's the simple solution to fix the
"Just installed FCP X on a new machine.I can see and play the AVI files in bridge but when I try to import it says there's a file issue and won't import. Are these files I need to convert to a different format or do I need to add a specific codec to the new machine?"
AVI is container file format rather than a specific audio, video, or image data format. It can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. It is known to be the most unfriendly video format across Apple Mac system, and especially the delivery-only CODEC's, like Xvid and DivX (MJPEG-AVI, 3ivX-AVI included). .You may always fail to import AVI to the popular editing program- Final Cut Pro.
To edit AVI videos with Final Cut Pro X/7/6, you'll need to convert AVIto a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro's ProRes. Here is how to do it.
Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a perfect video converting software for Mac users to transcode AVI videos to Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) for FCP 6, FCP 7, and FCP X. In additon, the program can also help you transcode AVI files to Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. for smoothly editing or playback with iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc. Below is the detailed guide on transcoding AVI to ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Free download AVI to FCP Converter trial version:
How to convert AVI videos for Final Cut Pro on Mac(Yosemite)
1. Import AVIvideos to the software
Once run the AVI to FCP Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load AVI source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
2. Select the output format
Click "format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing AVI footage in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice.
Tip: Tap "settings" to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.
3. Start AVI to ProRes conversion
Click "Convert" button to start encoding AVI to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS Yosemite.
Once the AVI to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer your AVI footage into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.
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