How to convert AVI to ProRes for using in Final Cut Pro

Published on by Chris King

This is an easy way to convert AVI to Apple ProRes codec in order to get Final Cut Pro work with AVI files with the best workflow.


"How can I import AVI to Final Cut Pro on Mac for editing? I can't seem to get AVI files open in QuickTime or FCP. They do however open in my VLC player. Main thing is getting them to open in FCP as I need to edit them ASAP. Any easy way to convert AVI to ProRes?"

As we all know, AVI might be one of the most used file formats for saving video files online and offline. And most of AVI videos is either downloaded from the Internet or taken by your cameras. All in all, FCP only supports some types of video cameras AVI footage via the camera card reader accessory, while it won't let you import downloaded AVI movies or AVI videos from other sources into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7. To get AVI files into FCP smoothly, you need to convert AVI to ProRes first.

Well, you can finish the task with an app like Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to make AVI file compatible with Final Cut Pro. It is fully compatible with all major Mac OS X operating systems like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.

Reviews: Overall, the program is a professional yet all-in-one video conversion tool. With it, you can easily rewrap all AVI files to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6. It also provides simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the Mac video converter can convert AVCHD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe PremierePro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to transcode AVI to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6.

How to Convert AVI to ProRes importing to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Launch the AVI to ProRes Converter; click "Add" button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the AVI 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 .avi 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 AVI files to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro under Mac OS X.

More helpful features of the AVI to FCP 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, trim, crop, watermark, subtitles, etc.

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

Read More:

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Convert MTS to ProRes on Mac for FCP
Converting VOB to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444
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Comment on this post

Melody 11/26/2014 10:32

Got some AVI clips and wanna to edit it. Load it to FCP, the program won't import it. Probably due to the format issue. Google an AVI to ProRes converter, link to your post. Tried the tool you mentioned, a great help. Thanks.

Matthew 11/26/2014 01:54

I looked for a free solution to edit AVI videos in FCP on Google. However, all freeware output terrible video quality so that I change my mind to get a paid software. The tool offered here is much helpful. The most important thing is that the price is affordable for me. Thank you !