For all intent and purpose, Microsoft AVI is considered a legacy container in the film industry. In its standard form, the container does not support files larger than 4gb, does not properly support timecode, and doesn’t properly support pixel aspect ratios. There are non-standard extensions to the container format, like OpenDML which overcomes the 4gb file limit, but support is dubious in professional software.
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 Microsoft AVI video format for editing!
If you have some Microsoft AVI files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert Microsoft AVI 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 Microsoft AVI to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The Microsoft AVI to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.
Now follow this guide to starting your Microsoft AVI files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.
Step 1. Load Microsoft AVI videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After copying Microsoft AVI videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the Microsoft AVI Converter, and click the Add button to load .Microsoft AVI 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) orHD 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 Microsoft AVI files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.
Step 3. Convert Microsoft AVI files to Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button and the conversion from Microsoft AVI 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 Microsoft AVI files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.