Importing MPG into Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) on Mac 10.8

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Importing MPG into Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) on Mac 10.8

Postby kyo » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:16 am

Importing MPG into Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) on Mac 10.8

summary:Just follow this article you will know how to import/load MPG video to Final Cut Pro (X), for editing on Mac Mountain Lion with best ProRes 422 codec.

“I am trying to import MPG files into Final Cut Pro X. I have the raw files from a camcorder as well as raw files from an compact cameras. These files were recorded as MPG files and copied from the camera hard drives (entire folders were copied containind the MPG fies) to a local hard drive on my computer. Final Cut Pro X does not recognize the files and will not import them. I have tried to use Compressor to conver the fies. I am using the very latest version that touts being able to export to Final Cut X format. I don't see that option anywhere in the settings.

Is there a way to get the files into Final Cut Pro X without having to convert them? It seems a little ridiculous that Final Cut Pro X can import the files directly from the camera but not from the hard drive.”

The MPG standard files may use different codes and cause failure in importing to Final Cut Pro X. If you come across this situation, the best solution is to get aids from MPG to FCP X converter for Mac,which can help you to convert MPG group files to FCP X compatible video format and then files can be easily imported for editing job.


FCP X accepts QuickTime acceptable formats, so you can convert the MPG files to QuickTime MOV or MP4 on Mac. And after the conversion, you can import MPG to Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Studio smoothly. Get the software now and follow the steps to convert MPG to Final Cut Pro x compatible videos with no effort.

How to convert MPG to Final Cut Pro X on Mac step by step

1. Add MPG videos to the converter
Install Pavtube Mac MPG to FCP X Converter, which well supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several files at one time.


2. Select output format as Final Cut Pro X
Click the format bar and then choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format. The converter will optimize the output videos for Final Cut Pro X.


3. You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for easier editing in Final Cut Pro (X).


4. Start to convert MPG to FCP X on Mac

Hit Convert to start the MPG file to FCP X conversion. The conversion time mainly depends on the video length, resolution and your computer performance.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for importing and editing in Final Cut Pro (X).

If you want to burn your vivid videos to DVD disc or ISO files for backup or storage, you can take a try on Pavtube DVD Creator, which is a great DVD burning software, you can take this video to DVD guide for example, or visit this final cut pro projects to DVD burning guide.

PS. If you have any problem, pls contact with to get more information. You also can leave a message on Pavtube Community or Pavtube Facebook, we will answer your questions as soon as possilble.

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