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How to Bring Blu-ray Video into Final Cut Pro X


Final Cut Pro kicked off a storm in the video-editing field when Apple first released it. Touting non-linear advanced and powerful editing features, it is definitely the best tool to edit and make your personalized videos or movies on Mac. However, if you want to import Blu-ray into Final Cut Pro X for further editing, you'll be disappointed since Final Cut Pro doesn't work natively with the Blu-ray format. To get the job done, Blu-ray video files must be ripped off the disc and then converted. This process works to rip Blu-ray video for use in Final Cut Pro X.

To put Blu-ray to FCP X for editing on Mac, you need a professional Blu-ray to FCP converter that is best suit your Mac computer. The best program I can recommend for converting Blu-ray to FCP X is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (EI Capitan/Yosemite compatible). With it, you can effortlessly rip Blu-ray to ProRes encoded MOV files, which ensure the best results when working with Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. Besides FCP, the program can also help you rip Blu-ray/DVD for use in any editing application including Adobe Premiere, Avid, iMovie, Final Cut Express, etc. without quality loss. Now download this program and follow the guide below to complete your task.

Free download the Blu-ray to FCP X Converter for Mac:

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Guide on Import and Rip Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro X on Mac

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies

Place the disc from the BD drive. Launch the Mac Blu ray to FCP converter; click disc button to import Blu-ray movies into the program. Loaded Blu-ray movies can be previewed in the right preview window.


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 flawlessly. In addition, video presets for 150+ devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Samsung, Zune, Archos, etc. are provided to help you get videos to best fit a certain device.

Tip: To have a smooth playback and editing after conversion, for FCP 6, you can only choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ) as export format; while, for FCP 7 and FCP X, ProRes 422(LT)/ProRes 444/ProRes 422(Proxy) are all supported.


Step 3. Start Blu-ray to FCP conversion

When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start the conversion. You're done. Now your Blu-ray files will be converted into ProRes .MOV files ready to be imported into Final Cut Pro (Click File > Import > Files to import the projects).

Additional Tips:
1) If you are a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
2) If you want to edit Blu-ray videos in iMovie or Final Cut Express (FCE), you just need to choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step.
3) If you want to convert both videos files like MTS, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MXF, etc. and DVD/Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro supported ProRes codec, just turn to iMedia Converter for Mac, which can convert various video formats and DVD/Blu-ray to ProRes codecs on Mac.

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