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How to Convert H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Videos to ProRes 422/4444 for FCP X on Mac?

H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding) is a video compression format, and is currently one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of video content. MPEG LA’s AVC/H.264 Patent Portfolio License provides access to essential patent rights for the AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) digital video coding standard used in set-top boxes, media player and other personal computer software, mobile devices including telephones and mobile television receivers, Blu-ray DiscTM players and recorders, Blu-ray video optical discs, game machines, personal media player devices, still and video cameras, subscription and pay-per view or title video services, free broadcast television services and other products.

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 may not import H.264/MPEG-4 AVC encoded video format for editing!

If you have some H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert H.264/MPEG-4 AVC 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/MPEG-4 AVC to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The H.264/MPEG-4 AVC to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.

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Now follow this guide to starting your H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.

Step 1. Load H.264/MPEG-4 AVC encoded videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After copying H.264/MPEG-4 AVC videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Converter, and click the Add button to load H.264/MPEG-4 AVC videos.

H.264/MPEG-4 AVC 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 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.

move H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files from an HDD to FCP X

Step 3. Convert H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files to Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button and the conversion from H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files to Apple compatible ProRes .mov or quicktime mov videos for Final Cut Pro X/FCP X starts immediately.

Tip:

This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac can also let you convert H.264/MPEG-4 AVC 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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