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Import MOV to Final Cut Pro on OS X Mountain Lion

How to import MOV to Final Cut Pro Prores MOV for editing

We all know that Final Cut Pro can natively deal with MOV files, but frequently, we will find that, we still can't import some MOV files taken by some DSLR camcorders to Final Cut Pro directly, such as Nikon D7000, Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Why? It is codec problem.

The best codec for Final Cut Pro is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, but Nikon D7000, Canon EOS 5D Mark III record MOV videos in H.264 codec, which is not so good for Final Cut Pro editing, and you can't edit H.264 video smoothly in Final Cut Pro, for it requires long time to render.

Therefore, if you get MOV files with H.264 codec, it is a good idea for you to convert MOV to Final Cut Pro ProRes 422 MOV format. Then, you will need to a MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter to convert MOV to Final Cut Pro Prores 422 MOV file.

iOrgsoft MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter is an ideal application that can work smoothly with all versions of Final Cut Pro, like Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, convert MOV to Prores 422 MOV files native supported by Final Cut Pro (FCP) on OS X Mountain Lion.

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Step by step to convert MOV to FCP (Final Cut Pro)


Load MOV files

Download MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter to your Mac, install and run. Then, you can import MOV files by either directly dragging video files to the left of the main panel or clicking Add Files to load MOV files

Tips: Please make sure you are downloading the latest version of MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter 5.0.0.

Load MOV Files


Select output format and directory

Click the drop-down list of Convert To to select Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (HD) (.mov). And then click Save To to specify a path to save your converted files.

Tips:Besides Apple ProRes 422 (HD)(.mov), there are other three Apple ProRes format like Apple Apple ProRes 422 (LT)(.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)(.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (.mov)

Select Output Format Directory


Convert MOV to Final Cut Pro

After all the settings have been done, click Convert to transcode H.264 MOV to Final Cut Pro Prores 422 MOV.

Convert MOV to FCP

Optional: Edit video files

MOV to Final Cut Pro offers multiple functions to allow you edit your video files with Trim, Split, Crop and Edit.

Trim empowers you to cut off unwanted parts for your videos and keep the only video clips you need

Trim MOV Files

Split allows you to cut videos to clips with the same duration or split averagely to several parts

Crop lets you crop off unwanted parts from your video or adjust size of your video files

Edit allows you to tweak video brightness, contrast and saturation or add special effect to video.

Tips:Crop and Edit are integrated into one functional button: Edit
Tips:Besides converting MOV for Final Cut Pro, MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter is able to convert other video files such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MP4, M4V, FLV, 3GP, ASF, RM, DV etc to FCP and convert SD video and HD like camcorder AVCHD, MTS, MXF to MOV files for importing to applications, put on devices, upload to website or burn to DVD etc.

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