Facing problems when using AVI files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6? You can easily fix the problem by transcoding AVI to FCP compatible video format. Here is the simple how-to.
Final Cut Pro is a very popular application when it comes to editing videos on your Mac, but unfortunately a lot of users have encountered problems from time to time, most of them related to problems regarding the importing of AVI and similar types of files. Actually, Final Cut Pro only works with a couple types of seldom-used AVI file: “Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ULAW, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format”. But if your AVI files are the much more common AVI file type, encoded with a codec that Final Cut Pro can’t recognize, like DivX, XviD, you’ll need to convert AVI to a more editing-friendly format (e.g. ProRes encoded MOV) for Final Cut Pro. This article here shows the AVI to Final Cut Pro Mac conversion in details.
Firstly, download a professional application to do the AVI to FCP conversion. The one used in the article—say EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is outstanding in the features of easy-to-use and fast conversion speed. It supports optimized preset for Final Cut Pro which can work for Final Cut Express, too. With this feature, if you have no idea which target format you should choose for Final Cut Pro, you can directly select FCP as output, then the output video can work well on FCP. Besides, this software can also convert all regular format including but not limited to iMovie, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, Final Cut Pro, iDVD, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express, etc.
Simple Steps to Convert and Import AVI to Final Cut Pro
Step 1. Import AVI files to the Mac converter
Download EaseFab Video Converter for Mac and install in your Mac. Launch it when installation complete. Two options provided to get started: drag & drop AVI files to the Mac app directly, or you can click Add Video button to locate the AVI files you want to add.
Batch conversion is available here, so you are allowed to import several files at one time.
Step 2. Choose Final Cut Pro as output format
Click on the “Editing Software” and you will see options to convert your .avi video for certain video editing software. Since you will be importing the video to Final Cut Pro after the conversion, have Final Cut Pro be your selected output format.
Tips: You can click Settings button to set video resolution(1920X1080/1440X1080/1280×720/720X480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) , frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.
Step 3. Start converting AVI to Final Cut Pro
Just click on the Convert button that can be found on the menu. Wait for a while and the video converter will do the trick. You will soon have your .avi video into a format that’s recognizable and editable by Final Cut Pro – the ProRes encoded .mov format.