Do you own a camcorder? Nowadays it’s great for us to use a canon or Panasonic camcorder to record vivid HD footages.
In the camcorder market Canon and Panasonic camcorders recorded videos most are in MPEG2 codec, which is the standard for high definition camcorders, this codec is not so good for editing in FCP X on Mac. You may like to edit MPEG-2 files with Final Cut Pro, although some people indicates that FCP X supports loading MPEG2 videos, but it doesn’t support well due to the codec reason.
FCP X best codec is Apple ProRes 422 codec, this codec can help you edit videos in FCP X smoothly. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is an excellent MPEG-2 Converter to transcode MPEG2 Videos to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 codec, if you have the need to transcode MPEG-2 to Apple ProRes 422 codec, you can try this converter. You may follow the step-by-step guide.
Step 1. Load MPEG2 files to Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac.
Just connect camcorders or cameras to Mac with USB cable, and copy the files to hard drive. Run Pavtube Video Converter for Mac as the best MPEG2 to FCP X Converter, and click the “Add” button to load your HD MPEG2 videos.
Step 2. Select “Apple ProRes 422” as output video format compatible with FCP X.
Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box. Then choose the Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for full HD 1080p MPEG2 files.
Step 3. Adjust the output video’s parameters as you want.
Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920×1080, the Bitrate to original and the Codec after Audio to aac for getting the perfect effects.
Step 4. Convert MPEG-2 files to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing on Mac OS X Lion.
Click the “Convert” button to start converting Canon/Panasonic MPEG2 to Apple ProRes 422. After that, click the Complete to finish the conversion and follow this video to fcp guide to import for editing.
If you need to transcode MXF to FCP X on Mac, you can see thisMXF column.
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