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How to Convert and Import MP4 to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X

Apple's Final Cut Pro (FCP) is a great video editing tool for Mac users, especially for professionals. Generally, Final Cut Pro accepts MP4 movies, including iTunes MP4, YouTube MP4, some camcorder MP4 files, etc. However, still there are some MP4 videos FCP won't recognize due to unsupported codecs. If you can't import MP4 to Final Cut Pro for editing, look at the solution here.

As we know, the best format for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express is DV. Thus, you can convert MP4 to FCP/FCE highly compatible DV format so as to load your videos for editing. Here Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is recommended as the best Mac video conversion tool to convert MP4 videos for loading to Final Cut Pro without any troubles on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion). The video preset for Final Cut Pro is provided so you don't need to worry about what output format to select. Now download this program and follow the steps below to convert and import MP4 movies to FCP and make a great home movie!

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How to convert and add MP4 files to Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express

1Load MP4 videos to the program

Install the program and launch the app (compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion). Then add the MP4 files to the program in either of the 2 ways: a> Click File > Load Media Files to browse and select MP4 videos to load. b> Directly drag videos to the converter. After the files are loaded, you can preview them, take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes, merge multiple videos into one single file, etc. as you like. (Besides MP4, other formats like MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, AVI, MTS, FLV, VOB and more are well supported.)

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2Choose Final Cut Pro as output format

Next, it's time to select a proper output video format. Simply browse the formats at the bottom and go to Editing to set Final Cut Pro as the output file format. In this way, you can convert your movies to videos with optimized settings for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express. In addition to FCP, this MP4 to FCP converter can also convert MP4 and other video formats to iMovie, iDVD, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, Xbox 360 and more.

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3Start converting your MP4 files

When all the settings are OK, check to make sure that all goes as you like. And then click the convert button to start conversion. When the conversion completes, the destination folder will open automatically. After that, you can get the videos and add the to FCP. Now just make an eye-catching movie from your home videos!

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Dan the Man
Fine work on this post Elliot. I appreciate it a lot. I do feel that it will be pretty easy for me to convert MP4 to final cut pro. I am in the process of downloading it as we speak and then will install it. The steps here that you have outlined make the whole process seem like a breeze. Keep up the good work!
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