Converting MPEG Videos to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for Final Cut Pro X on Mac

MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) is an Audio/Video compression, storage, and transmission standard. It is commonly used for audio and video on web pages, embedded videos in software, VideoCD’s, DVD’s, and Digital television. While MPEG players are commonly available and bundled with many operating systems and off the shelf software, there is much less choice for encoders to produce these MPEGS. There are several commercial encoders available, and a few freeware versions. You will NOT find ANY mp3 (MPEG Layer 3) encoders on this web site due to licensing restrictions placed on mp3 encoders by the patent holders.

Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio, which is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X can not import MPEG video format for editing!

If you have some MPEG files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert MPEG to Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 (*.mov) for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. You may ask “How?” This article is going to tell you how to Convert MPEG to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The MPEG to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.

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Now follow this guide to starting your MPEG files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.

Step 1. Load MPEG videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After copying MPEG videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the MPEG Converter, and click the Add button to load .MPEG videos.

MPEG to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Choose MOV for FCP X on Mac OS X.

Click the Format option and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output video format. To get high quality video, you can adjust Profile Parameters by clicking Settings button and make sure the original option is used for the Bit rate option. The application will convert MPEG files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.

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Step 3. Convert MPEG files to Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button and the conversion from MPEG files to Apple compatible ProRes .mov or quicktime mov videos for Final Cut Pro X/FCP X starts immediately.


This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac can also let you convert MPEG files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

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