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How to Convert and Import MPG files into FCP X

If you have some MPEG/MPG files stored on your Mac and want to use them in Final Cut Pro X, you will find that it's a frustrating thing. Actually, Final Cut Pro X does not recognize the MPG or MPEG files and will not import them. To get the work done, you'd better convert your MPG files to Final Cut Pro X accepted files at first. If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, you can take the MPG to FCP Mac conversion into consideration which is introduced in the following paragraphs. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.

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How to convert MPG/MPEG to Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X (Yosemite/Mavericks)

To do the MPG video to FCP Mac task, you are highly recommended to ask a professional Video Converter for Mac for help. The one used in this article has a built-in preset for Final Cut Pro so that users can directly select it to get Final Cut Pro native ProRes files. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to learn how to convert and import MPG/MPEG to Final Cut Pro X to make engaging movies.

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Here are the steps involving the Mac MPG to Final Cut Pro ProRes conversion. The output videos ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6. Enjoy!

Step 1. Locate MPG files into the Mac application

You can directly drag and drop the MPG/MPEG files to the Mac program, or click the "Add Video" button to add the source MPG/MPEG files. The task is operated on Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite included).

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Step 2. Set Final Cut Pro as output format

The product has an optimized preset for Final Cut Pro. Therefore, you can directly choose "Final Cut Pro" (Actually, the output video is ProRes 422 encoded MOV file) as your output format, which will automatically set the appropriate file format, bit rate, and resolution.

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Step 3. Start MPG to FCP X conversion on Mac

Click the "Convert" button, and then leave the Mac Video Converter to do the rest. The converter also works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac. What's more, if you have something emergency and have to leave from your Mac, you can set the Mac converter to shut down your Mac automatically after the Mac MPG to Final Cut Pro X conversion.

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