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How to Convert and Import MKV/AVI/WMV to Final Cut Pro X

I've some videos in .mkv, .avi, .wmv extension and I'd like to edit some scene in final cut studio. Is it possible? How to?

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Do you have the similar intention to get some AVI, MKV, WMV files edited in Final Cut Pro like the above user? If so, go through the article to get the best solution - transcoding MKV/AVI/WMV to Apple ProRes encoded MOV, an editable format that Final Cut Pro X (FCP) will work with on Mac OS X.

Final Cut Pro X is built from ground up for pro video editors, and it now import and edit AVCHD, H.264, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, but FCP X can't import AVI, MKV, WMV videos, which is really a pain. On many cases, people need to play and edit .avi, .mkv, .wmv files in FCP X on Mac including Lion and Mountain Lion. To make the process smooth, you need to convert AVI/MKV/MKV to Final Cut Pro X native ProRes format.

Transcoding AVI/MKV/AVI to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X

First of all, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

With it, you can rewrap AVI/MKV/AVI files to Apple ProRes mov for FCP X with fast encoding speed. Moreover, the Mac video conversion tool can help you convert convert AVI, MKV, WMV as well as MTS, MXF, MOD, VOB, MPG, etc on Mac and export the professional encoders, namely Apple Intermediate Codec, and DNxHD for importing to iMovie, FCE, Avid, etc. flawlessly. What's more, it provides video editing functions like cropping, trimming, adding special effect, etc, bring you a wonderful home movie as you want. Just get it and follow the steps to re-encode .mkv/.avi/.wmv to FCP X ProRes.

First, Launch the Mac ProRes Conversion program; click "Add" button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the files you want to convert. Or you can easily drag-and-drop files into this application for converting.

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Tip: You can check the "Merge into one" box to merge several video files together for easier editing.

Secondly, Click "format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing AVI, WMV, MKV files in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice.

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Thirdly, Tap "settings" to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.

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Finally, Click the "Convert" button to start encoding AVI/WMV/MKV to ProRes MOV for FCP X right away. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the Open button to locate the output files and import to FCP X for editing smoothly.

Additional Tips
1. If you meet any importing & editing problems with kinds of popular video edit programs like FCP, FCE, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc, you can link to Video Editors Tips and Tricks colum to get the solution.

2. If you are a Panasonic, Canon or Sony user, you can get the Full HD video camera tips to fast solve the MOV, AVCHD .mts/m2ts, MXF importing and editing issues.

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