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How to Get Final Cut Pro X/7/6 Work Well with MP4 files

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MP4 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line. In order to get better videos or more wonderful video files, you may want to adopt Final Cut Pro to edit MP4 videos. However, sometimes you may find it a painful experience to get Final Cut Pro to work with some MP4 files. Well, this is due to the codec issue or other reasons. In this case, you'll need to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro compatible formats. This artile will focus on how to adjust MP4 to FCP file for smooth editing.

To turn your MP4 videos to Final Cut Pro supported video formats, you'll need a third-party media conversion software. One such software of great quality is EaseFab Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet powerful app which can effortlessly transcode 720p/1080p MP4 files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV, which ensures best results when working with Final Cut Pro 7/X. The Mac video conversion tool can also create files compatible with other non-linear editing systems like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, etc. Just download the program and follow the step-by-step guide to make your MP4 files compatible with Final Cut Pro.

Download the Mac MP4 to ProRes Converter for FCP:

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How to convert MP4 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Add MP4 videos

Launch the Mac MP4 to FCP Converter, and then click the "Add Video" button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the MP4 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 .avi .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .vob, etc.

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Step 2. Set the output format as Final Cut Pro

Click on the "Editing Software" and you will see options to convert your .mp4 video for certain video editing software. Since you will be importing the video to Final Cut Pro after the conversion, have Final Cut Pro be your selected output format.

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Tip: You can click Settings button to set video resolution(1920X1080/1440X1080/1280x720/720X480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) , frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.

Step 3. Start MP4 to FCP conversion

When everything is done, click the "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner to finish the conversion. While you wait, have a coffee or take a nap and let Video Converter do the work in the background. After conversion, this app icon will keep jumping on the Dock.

Now, you can import the output files to Final Cut Pro to edit without any trouble. And the output video will not decrease in video quality. And the output path has already listed at the bottom of the main interface. You can quickly and easily find the output files according to the file path. Of course, you can change the file path by yourself if need.