Import YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro

Published on by Chris King

Facing problems importing YouTube video into Final Cut Pro? This article shows you an easy way to convert YouTube .FLV to FCP supported video files for smooth editing. 

Import YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro

I got some videos and want to import them to Apple’s Final Cut Pro for editing on my iMac. The source file was a Japanese candy commercial from YouTube. I’m wondering if Final Cut Pro can support YouTube video? How can I import YouTube video to FCP with a smooth workflow?

Serching high and low, I got some hints. YouTube flash video is not compatible with Final Cut Pro although, it is pretty simple to import YouTube .flv to FCP as long as you convert YouTube video to Final Cut Pro edit-freinldy format. Below is the detailed solution I’v worked out.

Convert and Import FLV files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6

To get the work done effortlessly, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert YouTube FLV to Final Cut Pro compatible video format. The program is a professional yet easy-to-use video converter. It lets you convert .flv files to FCP in a few clicks. And presets ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes LT, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro are included for easy access. Besides video convesrion, editing the video is another advantage of this YouTube to FCP converter. You can customize the video as you like without any hassles.

STEP 1: Import YouTube files

Run YouTube to Final Cut Pro Converter and load source FLV clips to it. You can import FLV clips to the program through "Add Video" button or directly drag and drop them.

STEP 2. Select output format

For editing YouTube video in FCP smoothly, choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" as the output format.

Tip: Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. If you want to edit in Final Cut without having to render the clips while editing, all the frame sizes must be the same as the sequence settings.

STEP 3: Start conversion

Click "Convert" button to start convert Youtube flash videos to Apple ProRes for using in FCP. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files.

STEP 4: Import converted YouTube files into FCP

You're now ready to get the result files into FCP to do further editing. Launch Final Cut Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import > Files” to import the file and start editing.

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