How to Convert DVR-MS Videos to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for Final Cut Pro X on Mac?

DVR-MS (Microsoft Digital Video Recording) is a proprietary video and audio file container format, developed by Microsoft used for storing TV content recorded by Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Multiple data streams (audio and video) are wrapped in an ASF container with the extension DVR-MS. Video is encoded using the MPEG-2 standard and audio using MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3 (ATSC A/52).

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 DVR-MS video format for editing!

If you have some DVR-MS files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert DVR-MS 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 DVR-MS to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The DVR-MS to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.

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Now follow this guide to starting your DVR-MS files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.

Step 1. Load DVR-MS videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

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

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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 DVR-MS files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.

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Step 3. Convert DVR-MS files to Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button and the conversion from DVR-MS 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 DVR-MS 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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