Convert MP4 to ProRes for Edit in Final Cut Pro

MP4 to ProRes Converter: Convert MP4 to ProRes on Mac/PC

 

In this article we will show you the reason for converting MP4 to ProRes and how to do that.

 

Why Need to Convert MP4 to ProRes?

Recently the demand for converting MP4 to Apple ProRes is growing the reason for which might be the need and the failure for importing MP4 to Final Cut Pro for editing. Final Cut Pro, as a professional non-linear video editing application, can only import MP4 H.264 for editing, so when you import other MP4 encoded with H.265, MPEG-4 or other codecs you will fail.

 

How to Import The Unsupported MP4 to Final Cut Pro Successfully?

To successfully import the unsupported MP4 to Final Cut Pro, the simplest way is to convert MP4 to Apple ProRes, the compression format published by Apple used for video editing. And as what Apple ProRes is designed for, all versions of Apple ProRes: Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy can be well supported by Final Cut Pro.

 

MP4 to ProRes Converter

You can use Avdshare Video Converter that can be found in the following part to convert MP4 to ProRes for FCP X/7/6.

Avdshare Video Converter can convert MP4 to Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT or Apple ProRes 422 Proxy well.

Besides, Avdshare Video Converter can also convert all other unsupported video formats to Final Cut Pro.

If you only want to edit MP4 in Final Cut Pro, converting MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 can satisfy you, for compared with Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, Apple ProRes 4444 or other versions Apple ProRes 422 can provide better performance during editing, faster render times with better image quality, and faster export.

Convert MP4 to ProRes Guide

You can find the step by step guide on converting MP4 to ProRes in the following part.

Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to ProRes Converter

 

Free download the professional MP4 to ProRes Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

 

Step 1 Import MP4 video

Click "Add file" button to add Mp4 video(s) to Avdshare Video Converter. Or drag and drop MP4 video to Avdshare Video Converter.

 

Step 2 Select Apple ProRes as the exporting format

Click "Profile" button to set Apple ProRes from the "HD Video" category as the exporting format.

 

Step 3 Convert MP4 to ProRes

Click "Convert" button to complete the converting MP4 to ProRes. And then you can import the converted ProRes to all versions of Final Cut Pro for editing.

Conclusion

MP4, as the most widely used video format, is supported by many media players, devices or video editing programs, but not by all of them mainly due to the various codecs in MP4 and its purpose for delivery but not for editing.