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Convert MP4 to Apple ProRes for editing in FCP

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Post by lydia622520 on Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:33 am

Summary: Wanna convert MP4 format to ProRes for editing in FCP? Follow this guide to learn how to change MP4 to ProRes.

MP4 or MPEG-4 Part 14 is a digital multimedia format most commonly used to store video and audio, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. Many widely audio/video media players are compatible with MP4 videos, such as, iTunes, iPods, iPhones, iPads .etc, but it can’t be imported into the FCP for the complex video codec.

"Help pls! I planed to encode videos to ProRes for editing in FCP. The videos are in MP4 format. Do you know have any tool recommended to transcode the videos without quality loss?"

The answer is positive. For smoothly converting MP4 to ProRes, a third-party tool-Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is needed. With it, users can freely load MP4 videos into FCP with optimized ProRes codec. Besides MP4, this professional tool also supports other video formats including MOV, MKV, AVI, VOB, MTS, MXF .etc for editing or playing. Now, download the software on Mac and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Transcode MP4 to FCP Apple ProRes format

Step 1: Download, install and Open the MP4 to ProRes Converter program and click the add file button to import your MP4 clips. You can check the "Merge into one" box to join some clips together if you need.

Step 2: Go to "Format" page to choose Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as target format from the presets list in "Final Cut Pro". Of course, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)(*mov), Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov) are also the proper format for FCP 7/X.

Step 3: In the Profile "Settings" window, you can adjust the video and audio parameters including bitrate, video size, frame rate, channel and more.

Step 4: Click the Convert button to start encoding MP4 footage to ProRes for FCP 6/7/X on Mac OS X.

After conversion, you can get the encoded videos via "Open" panel. Now you can launch the FCP to add the transcoded MP4 files.

Source: Issues importing .mp4 files to Final Cut Pro X


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