Many Mac users are puzzled by one thing that some files with MOV file extension can't be imported into Final Cut Pro or import with no sound (audio)? As it is known, MOV is an apple format. Why Final Cut Pro doesn't accept your MOV files. Well, that's because MOV is a container instead of a codec. Final Cut Pro (FCP X included) only reads MOV that both the audio and the video were compressed by using a codec that FCP can recognize. However, MOV files which may be from different sources, such as from some video editing software, or from different cameras (like Nikon D810, Nikon D7100, Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark III/II, etc.), have different codec inside.
Luckily, you can easily solve the MOV importing issue with Final Cut Pro. The easy workaround is to convert MOV file to something FCP can recognize. What you need is only a Mac video converter that can convert MOV to Final Cut Pro compatible file format with the right codec. Here EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you transfer MOV videos to FCP under Mac OS X (macOS Mojave included) even if you're a Mac newbie, by running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized preset for Final Cut Pro (FCP X included).
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How to convert MOV to Final Cut Pro on Mac
Step 1. Load MOV files to the program
Launch the program, and open the folder where you have saved the MOV files, and then directly drag the files to the program interface, the files will be loaded to the program immediately. Alternatively, you can click "Add Video" button to import your MOV video.
Step 2. Choose Final Cut Pro as the output format
Click "Profile" bar and go to "Editing Software", then select "Final Cut Pro" as the output format in the format list. The program has already optimized the video settings for Final Cut Pro. The output videos will keep the original quality of MOV video.
Step 3. Start MOV to FCP conversion
Hit the "Convert" button and this Video Converter for Mac will convert your MOV rapidly. After the conversion, you can import the output files to Final Cut Pro (the latest FCP X 10.1.3 supported).
When the conversion is done, you can import the output files to FCP without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.