Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Successfully Import Various M4V files to FCP 6/7/X for editing

How can I import M4V video files to FCP 6/7/X on Mac? Here is the best workaround to convert M4V video files to FCP Prores MOV for editing.

If you are a Mac user, you may have encountered the problem that you can't import M4V to FCP for importing and editing successfully.

import m4v to fcp

So why can't you import M4V into FCP?

Reason 1: FCP will not import movies with extra tracks such as a chapter track, if your M4V files contain extra tracks, FCP will refuse to import.

Reason 2: M4V is a container video format which may encode with a variety of codecs like H.264, MPEG-4 and etc. If the M4V files are using the H.264 codec which is not meant for editing, your FCP will fail to import those kinds of M4V movies, let alone to edit M4V in FCP.

How to Successfully to Import M4V to FCP?

The best way is to convert M4V video to a format that is friendly for editing in FCP, the best supported video format is Apple Prores Codec MOV format, once you convert M4V to FCP Prores codec, you can edit the videos in FCP 6/7/X natively.

Which software can convert M4V to FCP supported Prores codec MOV format?

Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transcode M4V to FCP native format, the output format has been optimized for FCP, iMovie, FCE, you can load many different video formats to convert, such as M4V, MKV, AVI, WMV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MXF, etc.  What's more, it allows you edit videos like crop videos, merge videos, trim videos, add watermarks etc to make your videos more personalized. Now please free download this best M4V to FCP converter, and follow the easy steps below to convert M4V files to FCP on Mac with good quality.

Step 1. Import M4V files to Mac M4V to FCP Converter.

Click "Add file" to import videos to the program. You can import and convert several multimedia files at a time. Added videos can be previewed on the right.

convert m4v to fcp

Step 2. Select output format as FCP

Click the Format bottom of the program, and then choose "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the output format. The M4V to FCP Converter will optimize the output video for FCP.

fcp best format

Step 3: Adjust the output video's parameters as you want.

Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings.

prores settings

Step 4: Start to convert M4V to FCP 6/7/X on Mac (OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10 supported)

After all the settings, just click "Convert" to convert M4V to Prores .mov file for editing in Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.


If you have made a home movie using FCP on Mac, you can try converting these FCP home video to DVD for sharing as you like.