We usually saw FCP users encounter issues when attempting to edit MPEG-2 files with Final Cut Pro X. This article outlines how to import MPEG-2 into Final Cut Pro (X) for smooth editing. Keep reading for a brief how-to.
Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you achieve your goal. With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode MPEG-2 to FCP friendly movie format ProRes (Note: it applies to all versions including FCP X, FCP 6, FCP 7, etc) keeping the original quality. Besides Final Cut, this software can also export AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. Now I’ll share you the step-by-step guide how to work with MPEG-2 videos in Final Cut Pro(X). Get the tricks bellow.
Converting MPEG to ProRes 422 .MOV for Final Cut Pro X
1. Load MPEG-2 files to the Program
You can directly drag and drop the MPEG-2 files to the software, or click "Add" button to locate the source files into the MPEG-2 to ProRes converter.
2. Choose ProRes as output format
Press "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose "Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Final Cut Pro.
3. Start MPG to FCP X conversion
Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner, this Mac video converter will start to convert MPEG-2 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X immediately.
Once the conversion completes, directly import the converted files to Final Cut Pro X, and then you can play, edit MPEG-2 clips in Final Cut Pro X freely.
1. For FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
2. If you want to edit MPEG-2 in iMovie or FCE, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the output format in the second step. This MPEG to FCP Converter gives you multiple choices.
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