MPEG’s MP4 container is an industry standardized format based on Apple Quicktime MOV with some additional extending features. It is commonly an acquisition and delivery format. Although it can contain different codecs, the most commonly used codecs in the MP4 container like h.264 aren’t totally suitable in an editing environment.
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 H.264 MP4 video format for editing!
If you have some H.264 MP4 files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert H.264 MP4 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 H.264 MP4 to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The H.264 MP4 to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.
Now follow this guide to starting your H.264 MP4 files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.
Step 1. Load H.264 MP4 videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After copying H.264 MP4 videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the H.264 MP4 Converter, and click the Add button to load .H.264 MP4 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 H.264 MP4 files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.
Step 3. Convert H.264 MP4 files to Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button and the conversion from H.264 MP4 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 H.264 MP4 files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.