M4V is a file container format used by Apple's iTunes application. The M4V file format is a video file format developed by Apple and is very close to MP4 format. The differences are the optional Apple's DRM copyright protection, and the treatment of AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio which is not standardized for MP4 container.Apple uses M4V files to encode TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store.
Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio, which is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X can not import M4V video format for editing!
If you have some M4V files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert M4V to Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 (*.mov) for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. You may ask "How?" This article is going to tell you how to Convert M4V to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The M4V to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.
Now follow this guide to starting your M4V files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.
Step 1. Load M4V videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After copying M4V videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the M4V Converter, and click the Add button to load .M4V videos.
Step 2. Choose MOV for FCP X on Mac OS X.
Click the Format option and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output video format. To get high quality video, you can adjust Profile Parameters by clicking Settings button and make sure the original option is used for the Bit rate option. The application will convert M4V files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.
Step 3. Convert M4V files to Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button and the conversion from M4V files to Apple compatible ProRes .mov or quicktime mov videos for Final Cut Pro X/FCP X starts immediately.
This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac can also let you convert M4V files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.