MKV format is a very popular video format that is supported by the majority of media players. However, Mac's MKV support is not that good and Mac user may suffer stuttering playback and editing issues especially they want to use MKV files in Final Cut Pro or other NLEs. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. Thus, when you get many MKV videos and want to edit them with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or Adobe Premier, it's better to take advantage of the ProRes codec.
To transcode MKV to ProRes quickly and easily, EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MKV, AVCHD, MTS, AVI, VOB, MP4, MOV and more to ProRes in simple clicks of mouse. Besides ProRes, the program also support outputing various professinal encoders - Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, MPEG-2 - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and more. Just download the program and follow the step-by-step guide below to start converting MKV to ProRes.
Guide: Converting MKV to Apple ProRes on Mac(macOS Mojave included)
Step 1. Add MKV files
Run the MKV to ProRes Converter and drag & drop your MKV files to the program, or click "Add Video" button to locate the MKV files you want to add. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2. Choose ProRes as the output video format
Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to "Editing Software" category. You'll find several ProRes formats are provided. Generally, ProRes or ProRes LT are suitable choices for MTS, M2TS, DV videos shot with camcorders. ProRes HQ is usually for film based source media. To edit your MKV videos in Final Cut Pro, you can also directly select Final Cut Pro as the output format to get videos with optimized settings to fit the video editing app.
Tip: Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.
Step 3. Start encoding MKV to ProRes
At this point, you can change the output filename or output path if you wish. If you feel satisfied with your options, Just hit the Convert button to activate MKV file to ProRes conversion.
When all conversions completed, you'll get a pop-up notice. Just click "Open" button, you can fast find where your converted files are saved.