Many video-sharing websites like YouTube, Google Video, metacafe, Yahoo! Video, Reuters.com, etc. always provide people with original videos about meaningful, interesting, or important events that happened all over the world in real time, and nearly all of them use FLV (Flash Video) format to save these video files. You may have some funny YouTube videos that make everyone burst into laughters or some other useful tutorials stored on your Mac. In order to make these videos more stylish, you might have tried to open these FLV videos in Final Cut Pro, but only to find that they just gray out. Below, I will introduce an easy way to download and import FLV videos to Final Cut Pro (FCP X included) for editing smoothly.
Apple claims that FCP supports most commonly-used video codecs, including DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and AIC and ProRes. Unfortunately, FLV format is not here. If you want to add FLV videos to Final Cut Pro without troubles, you should convert FLV to FCP acceptable formats like Apple ProRes encoded MOV first. Along with some help from a 3rd-party software (e.g. Pavtube’s HD Video Converter for Mac which can be used as a top FLV Converter for Mac), you can easily achieve your goal smoothly. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert FLV to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X further editing.
How to convert and import FLV to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X
Step 1. Download, install and run Pavtube’s FLV to FCP Converter for Mac(currently on sale), Drag & drop FLV videos downloaded from YouTube or other video-sharing websites to the program.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.
Tips: with the FLV to ProRes Converter for Mac:
1. You can click “Edit” button to edit, crop, trim FLV clips and adjust the FLV video parameters.
2. If you want to merge some FLV files into one, pitch on the FLV files you want to merge on the list, click “merge into one file” button.
Step 3. Hit the “Convert” button to start FLV video to FCP ProRes conversion.
Step 4. Import the output ProRes 422 files to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X.
As soon as the FLV files have been converted to FCP workable format, you can click “Open” to find out the output files. Afterwards, launch Final Cut Pro, and add the output files to FCP for editing.
Well, the step-by-step instruction is completed; hope it can do you a favor while importing FLV files to Final Cut Pro for editing.
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