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How to edit 720p MP4 smoothly without rendering in FCP (X) on Mac

Convert 720p mp4 to ProRes 422 for FCP (X) editing on Mac

Summary:In this article, you will know how to edit 720p MP4 smoothly without rendering in FCP (X) on Mac 10.8, just follow it!

"Any suggestions on how to convert H.264 Mp4 files? I have a CG-10 Sanyo and that's the file it converts to, 720p. Looking to edit the footage with existing DV footage in Final Cut Pro Studio. "

It is dead easy to import MP4 into Final Cut Pro for editing once you have Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. It applies to MP4 recorded from various camcorders like Samsung HMX-H100 camcorder, Sanyo XACTO HD1000 Full HD camera, Flip camcorder, JVC GY-HM100, JVC GY-HM700 and more. It applies to MP4 from media players, mobile phones, portable devices and YouTube etc. It also applies to import MP4 to Final Cut Pro, FCE and iMovie.

It applies to import MP4 to Final Cut Pro X or import MP4 to Final Cut Pro 7 or import MP4 to any other version of Final Cut Pro by transcoding 720P MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 codec.

The Apple ProRes format comes in five versions: Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). With Mac MP4 to ProRes video converter, you can convert videos to Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy).

Now you can follow the steps below to convert 720P MP4 to ProRes 422 for final cut pro (x).

Step 1: Add mp4 footage from 720P MP4 file folder to Prores converter for FCP. You can directly drag and drop video files to this software.

Step 2: Choose Final Cut Pro editing codec.

Select to rewrap your mts files to "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)" to work fine with FCP X.


Step 3: Hit "Convert" button to carry out the conversion process. When the conversion ends, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the resulted MOV files and edit them in FCP easily, you can follow this import video to fcp guide.

From the steps above, I think you got the point to batch convert 720P MP4 files to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro editing, please have a try, this software will solve you 720P MP4 files conversion and editing problems, and then you can import and use your files in FCP (X) on Mac without any problems.

You can also convert videos to DVD on Mac to backup the videos, or for players. You can take a try on Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, this DVD burning program will help you burn edited fcp footages to DVD disc or ISO file easily. Now in the Pavtube Christmas Giveaway activity, if you buy any converter product, you can get DVD Creator for free, now please have a try and save you money!

PS. If you have any problem, pls contact with to get more information. You also can leave a message on Pavtube Community or Pavtube Facebook, we will answer your questions as soon as possilble.

Learn more Canon Cameras/Camcorders related tutorial, pls view our Canon Column, MXF Column, FCP Column, etc. on

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