Mac AVI to FCE Converter-Import AVI files to Final Cut Express

This article will explain why we failed to import AVI to Final Cut Express as well as introduce a step by step guide on how to convert AVI file to FCE Supported MOV format .

Why Failed to import AVI to Final Cut Express for editing?
The answer depends on the codec that is used within the AVI files. Final Cut does support DV/DVCPRO AVI files. However, it cannot support the quite common DivX and Xvid AVI files. How can we freely enjoy AVI files in FCE? The answer is convert AVI files to Final Cut Express friendly formats.

To change the video format, you can adopt Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to get help. It is a professional yet easy-to-use tool to help you finish the AVI to FCE conversion on Mac. It supports transcoding all AVI files to FCE natively supported media format on Mac OS X (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. Moreover, to save your time, it has offered an optimized preset Apple Intermediate Codec .mov for FCE. Here we go to the AVI to FCE Mac task.

First download AVI to FCE Converter for Mac:

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Guide on How to Convert AVI to AIC (*.mov) Format for editing in FCE

Step 1: Load source AVI videos

Launch the Video Converter for Mac, and you may either click "Add" button to import .avi files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you'd like to combine multiple AVI files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file".

Step 2: Select iMovie/FCE friendly format

Click the "Format" to select output format. Choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format.

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie, Final Cut Express.

Step 3: Converting AVI video files to FCE/iMovie

After all the necessary setting have been done, click "Convert" button to start transcoding AVI to AIC .mov.

Finally, launch Final Cut Express. In FCE, go to the File menu, choose Import > Movies, and then navigate to the folder that your output AVI files are saved. Select the files and click "Import". The same with iMovie.

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