MP4 to FCP format in Yosemite-How can I edit/crop an MP4 in Final Cut 7/X/6

This guide shows you how to convert MP4 to ProRes 422/ProRes 444 for FCP on Mac (10.10 Yosemite) for editing MP4 videos with FCP (Final Cut Pro X/7/6).

Source From: How to Get MP4 to Play in Final Cut Pro X/7/6

Q: "When I was editing MP4 material with Final Cut Pro x, the two track sound normal, also can see the video line, but can not see the video screen, why ?"

Best Answer:

"No matter which version your FCP is, it is best not to directly edit MP4 format video, because the encoding problem with MP4 files. Sometimes even we can recognize pictures, but also would appear the problems such as huaping or skipping. To solve this problem, firstly we need to transcode mp4 video into mov code which is selected 422hq. Some conversion software turn out may make larger file size, but can guarantee the quality of editing smooth and picture."

Here, in this article, i recommend you to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can guarantee the converted file zero loss. It can easily convert all kinds of MP4 videos whatever recorded from cameras/camcorders or downloaded from website like YouTube, or from other sources to FCP X/7/6 supported Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444. Besides converting MP4 to FCP format, this powerful MP4 Final Cut Pro Converter also helps to convert other video formats like MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV, VOB, AVCHD, MXF, 3GP, FLV, and etc to Final Cut Pro supported video format. Below is a detailed guide on how to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro more compatible video format in Mac OS X.

How to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro supported format?

1. Install and launch the MP4 to ProRes converter, and the following interface will pop up. Now drag and drop the MP4 files into the software for converting. Or you can click Add button to load the source videos. To get several MP4 clips combined into one file, you can check the “Merge into one file” box.

2. Click the down arrow button on the right side of "Format" to select Final Cut Pro compatible 'Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)' as the output format.

3. Before start conversion, you can click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. After all settings are OK, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner to start and finish the MP4 to Final Cut Pro ProRes conversion.

After finish converting MP4 to Final Cut Pro video, simply import the converted MP4 files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing. And you will never be bothered by any Final Cut Pro MP4 troubleshooting.

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