Digital Audio Tape (DAT or R-DAT) is a signal recording and playback medium developed by Sony and introduced in 1987.In appearance it is similar to a compact audio cassette, using 4 mm magnetic tape enclosed in a protective shell, but is roughly half the size at 73 mm × 54 mm × 10.5 mm. DAT has the ability to record at higher, equal or lower sampling rates than a CD (48, 44.1 or 32 kHz sampling rate respectively) at 16 bits quantization. If a digital source is copied then the DAT will produce an exact clone, unlike other digital media such as Digital Compact Cassette or non-Hi-MD MiniDisc, both of which use lossy data compression.
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 DAT video format for editing!
If you have some DAT files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert DAT 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 DAT to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The DAT to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.
Now follow this guide to starting your DAT files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.
Step 1. Load DAT videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After copying DAT videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the DAT Converter, and click the Add button to load .DAT videos.
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 DAT files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.
Step 3. Convert DAT files to Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button and the conversion from DAT 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 DAT files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.