we would like to adopt Final Cut Pro to edit MP4 videos, including Gopro MP4, Sanyo Xacti MP4, YouTube MP4 videos, iTunes MP4 videos, Sony DSC-M1 MP4 Camcorder videos, etc. in order to get better videos or more wonderful video files. Well, Final Cut Pro might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. In that case, you might try to find a way to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro compatible format like MOV, DV, etc. This article here shows the MP4 to Final Cut Pro Mac conversion in details.
"My Sanyo Camera that records videos on the 29.99fps and 59.94 fps 1920x1080 Full HD and makes MP4 files on H.264 compression for the video and AAC Stereo 48KHz for the audio. How can I import the Sanyo MP4 video to FCP for editing?”
“Does GoPro Hero three operates in H264 code? I would like to edit my GoPro Hero three 1080p MP4 video in Final Cut Pro 7, nevertheless it failed. Can anybody advise some apps to assist me. Thanks.”
Sanyo MP4 to FCP Converter allows you to convert Sanyo MP4 video from Sanyo Xacti, Sanyo VPC, Sanyo HD, Sanyo DM etc camera to Apple ProRes MOV for importing to FCP, also Xacti HD 2000, Xacti HD 1010, Xacti HD1000, Xacti HD700 HD MP4 to Final Cut Pro X, 7, 6 and iMovie etc without quality loss.
FCP is compatible well with Apple ProRes 422 MOV video format. So we can convert the Gopro 1080p, 960P and 720p H.264 MP4 video from Gopro HD HERO camcorder to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for importing to Final Cut Pro X, 7, 6 for further editing with Gopro Video to FCP Converter.
Guide of Converting Gopro MP4 to FCP
1: Load GoPro HD videos to the Converter
Firstly, free download the GoPro MP4 to FCP Converter, install and run it. Drag and drop the GoPro 1080P MP4 files to the app, this program allows importing multiple files and converting them at one time. Or you can also go to the "Add files" button to import video files to the program.
2: Select output format
Click the “Convert To” icon to select output format for FCP. As presets for Final Cut Pro are available, you just need to go to the Final Cut Pro column to set output format, if you want to get smaller size files, you can choose ProRes 422(Proxy) or (LT), ProRes 422 (HQ) is the largest, and others are much smaller.
3: Start to convert GoPro mp4 files to ProRes MOV
Finally, click the Convert button to start converting GoPro MP4 videos to FCP. The smart GoPro H.264 MP4 to FCP Converter will automatically finish the rest job. When the conversion is done, you can transfer the Converted files to FCP X, 7, 6 to edit with ease.