How to Convert and Import FLV to Final Cut Pro for Editing
FLV is a quite hot file format for delivering video files online and numerous video sharing sites including YouTube use it. If you have downloaded some vivid FLV files from YouTube, there are big possibility you need to import FLV to Final Cut Pro for editing and re-composition before sharing with others. While when you're trying to load those FLV videos to Final Cut Pro, you may come across this problem: you file is recognized as an unsupported compression type. If you are stuck in such trouble, just read on and you'll learn some useful tips and tricks to fix the annoying issue.
In fact, despite the fact that flash video (FLV) is the most generally compatible format for sharing video on the Internet, Final Cut Pro(Even FCP X) does not support importing FLV files directly. In a case like this, an easy way to get around this limitation is to convert the FLV to Final Cut Pro fully-compatible formats, such as Apple ProRes Codec. After that, you're able to edit FLV in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X successfully.
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How to Convert FLV and Import FLV to Final Cut Pro
Step 1. Add FLV files
After the installation of this software, click Add button or drag & drop the FLV files you want to convert to the program. All added files will be displayed on the left item bar. On the Play window, you can preview the movies and take snapshots as you like.
Step 2: Select output format
Clicking "Format" bar and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format from the "Final Cut Pro" category. The output videos will work with FCP X flawlessly.
Tip: Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. If you want to edit in Final Cut without having to render the clips while editing, all the frame sizes must be the same as the sequence settings. You can save a lot of render time by making all the clips the same size with this Mac FLV to FCP converter.
Step 3: Start to convert FLV to Final Cut Pro
When the settings of output format are done, click "Convert" button to start converting FLV to FCP friendly videos.
After the conversion completed, you will find the converted Final Cut Pro files in your destination folder. Launch Final Cut Pro on your Mac and simply drag the converted videos to it, then you can edit the converted FLV videos with your Final Cut Pro.
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