Transcode MPG Files to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for Final Cut Pro X on Mac

MPG video file is a variant of the MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) video and audio compression format, optimized for broadcast quality video. MPG videos have the file extension .mpg. MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4), one of the compression formats, is in charge of the development of standards for coded representation of digital audio and video, supported by DVD, VCD, Epson for entertainment. There are several audio/video formats which bear this group’s name, such as compression formats – MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.

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 MPG video format for editing!

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

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

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

After copying MPG videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the MPG Converter, and click the Add button to load .MPG 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 MPG files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.

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

Click the convert button and the conversion from MPG 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 MPG 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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