How to Get ASF Files to Work in Final Cut Pro

Published on by Chris King

Many users are having trouble opening ASF files in Final Cut Pro. In this article we outline the best workflow for importing ASF to FCP.

How to Get ASF Files to Work in Final Cut Pro
Have you ever encountered such dilemma? If you got some ASF files, you will probably open it with Final Cut Pro on Mac OS to create some fantastic shows to share with your friends or family. But then an error appears: the file format isn’t supported. Well, is there a fix for all of the issues while importing or playing ASF files in Final Cut Pro? Get it now.

Actually, it's not so hard to do the trick. Why Final Cut Pro won’t ingest your ASF videos. The basic reason is that ASF isn't recognized by FCP. You just need to convert ASF clips to something Final Cut Pro could natively handle, and ProRes codec was usually ideal. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is just what you need to achieve your goal.

With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode ASF to FCP friendly movie format ProRes keeping the original quality. Besides Final Cut Pro, this software can also export MPEG-2, AIC, DNxHD for Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. Below is the detailed guide on converting ASF clips to Final Cut Pro friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.

Convert ASF files to Final Cut Pro X/7

Step 1: Load ASF files to the program

Launch the ASF to FCP Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the .asf file(s) you want to add. Check the "Merge into one file" box, you can join several .asf clips together if necessary.

Step 2: Choose FCP preferred format

 Click the “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” category, choose Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as the output format. You can change the video settings in case you are not satisfied with the conversion result. But it’s not recommended to do so. Because the default settings works well for most cases and most people.

Step 3: Start ASF to ProRes conversion

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to finish encoding ASF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded ASF files to your Final Cut Pro to play and edit without any problem.

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