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How to Convert WMV Video to Final Cut Pro on Mac (Mountain Lion)

WMV (Windows Media Video) is a compressed video format developed by Microsoft and widely used in Windows (Windows 8 compatible). However, WMV files are not supported by Apple players and Mac editing tools. Unfortunately, Final Cut Pro, a wonderful video editing tool for Mac, is no exception. If you want to import WMV to Final Cut Pro for editing, you need to convert WMV format to Final Cut Pro supported video formats like M4V, MOV, MPEG4 or H.264 first and then add the converted videos to FCP.

To do this, a Mac WMV to FCP converter is needed. Here Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to convert WMV to Final Cut Pro friendly video format on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included). In addition, it can convert among all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, M4V, MKV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, VOB, etc. and convert video to portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung, PSP, Xbox 360, etc. Moreover, some video editing features such as trimming, cropping, rotating, merging, adding watermarks, etc. are provided to take your videos to the next level. Now download it and follow the tutorial below to convert WMV for editing in Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.

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How to convert WMV video to Final Cut Pro on Mac

1Add videos

After downloading, install and launch the app and click File > Add Video Files to import the your source videos. Or you can directly drag and drop videos to the item bar. You can add multiple files for conversion at one to save time. When all files are loaded, you can select subtitle, audio track, take snapshots, etc. as you like.

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2Choose Final Cut Pro as the output format

You don't need to be bothered by what format to select as the output format because the video preset for Final Cut Pro is provided. Simply go to Editing and select Final Cut Pro as the output choice to get videos that are highly compatible with FCP. As you can see, you can also convert video to iDVD, iMovie, iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.

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3Start converting your videos

The last step is to click Convert to begin converting your WMV videos. The destination folder will open automatically when then conversion finishes. After that, run Final Cut Pro and edit your videos with ease.

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What is WMV? WMV, or Windows Media Video, is another type of video file similar to MP4 on the surface. However, WMV is different in some key ways. WMV was originally designed for easy web streaming, but can be adapted for high definition DVDs and Blu-ray disks.

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