Converting MKV to ProRes for Editing in Final Cut Pro Smoothly

Published on by Chris King

MKV won't work in Final Cut Pro and it needs to be converted to something friendlier like ProRes. Here is the simple how-to.

As an ideal video editing tool, Final Cut Pro is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import MKV to Final Cut Pro for editing, you'll be disappointed since Final Cut Pro only accepts DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, and 2K film formats. Then how to use MKV videos in Final Cut Pro? Actually, the problem is easy to solve. You'll just need to convert MKV to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro's ProRes.

To convert MKV to FCP ProRes quickly and easily, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from avchd, MTS, AVI, VOB, MP4, MOV, and more to ProRes in simple clicks of mouse. After the conversion, you can make a smooth editing with the MKV files in Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 or FCP 6 without any hassle. Now download this program and follow the guide below to complete your task.

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How to convert MKV to ProRes for FCP

Step 1: Launch the Mac MKV to FCP Converter; click "Add" button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the .mkv files you want to convert. Or you can easily drag-and-drop files into this application for converting. You can also load video files formatted in .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .vob, etc.

Tip: You can check the "Merge into one" box to merge several mkv video files together for easier editing.

Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.

Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start encoding MKV files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS Mountain Lion.

Some more helpful features of the MKV to ProRes Converter for Mac

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Once the MKV to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer your MKV files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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