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How to Convert MP4 to DV so as to Import MP4 into FCP/FCE

Postby igrowingbaby » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:42 am

With all the advancements in Final Cut Pro 7, there are now even more reasons why it's the first choice of professional editors. Powerful new features and time-saving improvements help you work faster than ever. However, a fly in the ointment is that it can not import most of MP4 files though it is compatible with various camera-native formats as well as members of the Apple ProRes family.

As we know, Final Cut Pro is a non-linear and non-destructive editing software application, it can only import non-destructive video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, and 2K film formats. Nevertheless, the widely used MP4 is lossy format, which is a final delivery file type and is heavily compressed. In order to successfully import MP4 to Final Cut Pro, we have to convert the lossy MP4 to non-destructive format like DV which is compatible with FCP.

Detailed Guide on How to Convert and Import MP4 to FCP/FCE

It is dead easy to import MP4 into Final Cut Pro for editing with the following guide.
It applies to MP4 recorded from various camcorders like Samsung HMX-H100 camcorder, Sanyo XACTO HD1000 Full HD camera, Flip camcorder, JVC GY-HM100, JVC GY-HM700 and more.
It applies to MP4 from media players, mobile phones, portable devices and YouTube etc.
It also applies to import MP4 to Final Cut Express and iMovie.

Step 1 Run Bigasoft Total Video Converter

Free download Bigasoft Total Video Converter ( Mac Version, Windows Version ), and run it.
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As the professional MP4 to DV converter, Bigasoft Total Video Converter can easily convert MP4 to FCP compatible DV format. Besides, it can convert between various video formats including MP4, DV, AVI, H.264, 3GP, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, AVCHD, Xvid, DivX, RM, FLV, VOB, WebM, VP8, ASF, TOD, MOD, BIK videos and more. Moreover, it can convert various audio and video formats to FCP supported AIFF audio format or convert AIFF to other audio formats including MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC, APE, M4A, RA, AC3, MP2, and AMR and so on.

Step 2 Add MP4 file

Click "Add File" button to add your MP4 file. Or you can also drag your MP4 file directly to the main interface of Bigasoft Total Video Converter.
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Step 3 Set DV as output profile

Click the drop-down list on the right side of the "Profile" to select FCP compatible DV - Digital Video Format (*.dv) from "General Video" category.
Step 4 Convert MP4 to DV

Click "Convert" button to finish converting MP4 to Final Cut Pro compatible DV format.
Step 5 Import MP4 to FCP

Run Final Cut Pro, then import the converted MP4 video to FCP by clicking File > Import > Files... at the top of the Final Cut Pro window.
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Re: How to Convert MP4 to DV so as to Import MP4 into FCP/FC

Postby pwhitetom » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:07 am

As the powerful and professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro is widely used by video hobbyists and independent filmmakers. Trouble often comes when they try to edit DVD with FCP or try to make video using scenes from DVD. For Final Cut Pro only import any QuickTime compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, and 2K film formats. If you try to import DVD to Final Cut Pro, it will end in fail.

To import DVD to FCP successfully, we need to convert DVD to Final Cut Pro workable video format like DV. Bigasoft DVD Ripper is just the right DVD to FCP Converter which can easy convert DVD to DV for import DVD to FCP or FCE.
Step by Step Guide on How to Convert and Import DVD to FCP/FCE

The following will present a step by step guide on how to convert DVD to DV for import DVD to Final Cut Pro.
This guide applies to converting all kinds of DVD to DV whatever it is in VOB, MPEG-2 or MPEG-1 format.
This guide also applies to rip DVD to DV for import to Final Cut Express or iMovie.
Besides convert DVD to DV, the software in this guide also can convert DVD to MP4 for playback DVD on iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV/iTunes.
The powerful DVD to DV converter also can rip DVD to MOV for playback DVD in QuickTime without DVD Disc loaded.
Moreover, the software in this guide also can convert DVD to H.264, AVI, DivX, Xvid, WMV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, MOD, RM, MTS and more video formats or rip DVD to MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC, APE, M4A, RA, AC3, MP2, and AMR and more audio formats

Preparation: Run Bigasoft DVD Ripper

Free downloadBigasoft DVD Ripper for Mac, install and run it, a nice interface will turn up as follow.

Step 1 Load DVD file

Click on "Open DVD" button to load the DVD movie from your Mac or DVD Driver.

[img width=300]Convert DVD to DV for import to FCP/FCE[/img]
Step 2 Set DV as output profile

Click the profile drop-down list to select FCP compatible DV - Digital Video Format (*.dv) from "General Video" category.
Step 3 Convert DVD to DV

Click "Convert" button to finish converting DVD to DV for Final Cut Pro
Step 4 Import DVD to FCP

Run Final Cut Pro, then import the converted DVD video to FCP by clicking File > Import > Files... at the top of the Final Cut Pro window.

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