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How to convert MP4 to FCP X on Mac

Created on: Mar 26, 2014 8:15 PM by blustina - Last Modified:  Mar 26, 2014 8:16 PM by blustina
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Compare with other video converters, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is really versatile. It could convert numerous different formatted  video to the optimum format, rip *******, DVD, import files to Mac and import Mac files to  devices without sync with iTunes.

Here is an article of how to convert the popular video formats  such as MP4 to the compatible format of Final  Cut Pro X. Use MP4 to FCP X Converter for Mac as a tool.

About Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is professional editing software developed by  Macromedia Inc. and then Apple Inc. Final Cut Pro first swept the  independent production sector in Western. And then some mainstream  professionals noticed it, such as Steve Soderbergh who filmed  "Ascension" and had won an Oscar for Best Director; the splicing master  Walter Murch who has spliced "Apocalypse Now", "Godfather 2, 3", "Cold  Mountain", used Final Cut Pro to edit works. By then, the Final Cut Pro  era has been officially announced. Now, in many colleges, there has set  courses for Final Cut Pro.


Final Cut Pro uses QuickTime technology; almost any QuickTime-compatible file format can be imported and exported. This  allows you to import files created in video editing, motion graphics,  and photo editing applications.

QuickTime compatible file formats include AIFF, MP3, MPEG, WAVE,  JPEG, and TIFF, just to name a few. A QuickTime movie file uses a .mov  file extension. And it is also compatible with MP4, M4V, and QT formats.

And as we can see, Final Cut Pro does not support the video formats  mentioned in the title, which are MP4 in XAVC and XAVC S codec video. Then  how to edit MP4 videos in Final Cut Pro X? We could use MP4 to Final Cut Pro Converter to convert the files to compatible formats.

4 Steps to Convert MP4 files to Final Cut Pro X on Mac

Step 1: Add Videos

Add MP4 Videos to Mac MP4 video converter by clicking the button Add files icon

Step 2: Convert to a compatible video format

We could convert the videos to MOV format; click Format -> Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). With this format, you can set Video Size (resolution) as "original".

Note: Now you can start the conversion, but if you like, you can set parameters to get a better picture.

To set parameters, please click "Profile Setting"  icon (the left one on the artwork), and it will popup a window, there  you can customize Video Codec, Video size, Video Bitrate, Video  Framerate, etc.

Step 3: Encoding Process

Click the button Convert to start the encoding XAVC/XAVC S to ProRes process.

Step 4: Import MP4 files into Final Cut Pro X

After conversion, we could to import converted files into FCP X for a further editing.

You can click the "Import Files" button:

Or click the File on menu bar -> Import -> Files

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