How to import MPG files to Final Cut Pro for Editing

The easy workaround to solve MPG and Final Cut Pro X/7/6 incompatible issues is to convert MPG to FCP compatible video files. Here is the entire process.

“I’ve got some MPG files that I’d like to use on Final Cut Pro X and I was wondering how I can get them on there. At the moment they aren’t able to import in to my projects or events. Do I need to convert them to be able to use them? If so what file do they need to be converted to and what can I use to convert them?”

The .mpg format is used for any video or MPEG animation using the MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 codec, both of which were designed for lossy compression of audio and video. The MPEG standard files may use different codes and cause failure in importing to Final Cut Pro. If you comes across this situation, the best solution is to convert MPG/MPEG to Final Cut Pro compatible video format. This article will teach you how to convert and import MPEG/MPG to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly.

You might have realized by now that converting your .mpg video files is the most effective solution you can use to have your .mpg videos up and running in Final Cut Pro. You will want to use media conversion software for your Mac PC. There are pretty much a great number of video conversion tools that you may encounter while searching the Internet. A few to none, however, match the quality and efficiency that you get when using EaseFab Video Converter for Mac on your computer. To know how to use it to be able to import your .mpg video files to Final Cut Pro, read on the following steps:

How to convert MPG files to ProRes for Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Locate MPG files into the Mac application

You can directly drag and drop the MPG/MPEG files to the Mac program, or click the “Add Video” button to add the source MPG/MPEG files. The task is operated on Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite included).

Step 2. Set Final Cut Pro as output format

The product has an optimized preset for Final Cut Pro. Therefore, you can directly choose “Final Cut Pro” (Actually, the output video is ProRes 422 encoded MOV file) as your output format, which will automatically set the appropriate file format, bit rate, and resolution.

Step 3. Start MPG to FCP X conversion on Mac

Click the “Convert” button, and then leave the Mac Video Converter to do the rest. The converter also works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac. What’s more, if you have something emergency and have to leave from your Mac, you can set the Mac converter to shut down your Mac automatically after the Mac MPG to Final Cut Pro X conversion.

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