“I have AVI files that were digitized on a PC based system running EDIUS. When brought onto my Apple QuickTime, it will only play the audio. I don’t have the right video codec to play it back. How can I get this working so I can edit it on FCP X?”
EDIUS Pro provides a simple alternatives to the industry leaders, but it has all of the tools that other professional video editing software has such as powerful tools, enhanced timeline, advanced multicam support, 64-bit processing. One peculiarity that sets EDIUS Pro apart from others is that it doesn’t utilize GPU acceleration for rendering, transcoding and exporting videos. And this is a big advantage over other applications that require time and processing capacity to render footage.
Since you have encountered problems when editing EDIUS AVI files in FCP X, what solutions can we take to get the job done? Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import AVI to FCP X for editing, but don’t expect it to result in top quality. From Apple official website, you will know that FCP best supported video codec is Apple ProRes codec, which is native codec for Final Cut Pro editing on Mac. So we could depend on Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review) to rewrap AVI to ProRes with fast conversion speed and high quality preserved. The one used here can meet your demands with its simple interface but rich functions.
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Some main files formats recommended for Final Cut Pro:
Video Formats: Apple Animation codec, Apple Intermediate codec, Apple ProRes(all versions), AVC-intra, AVCHD (including AVCCAM, AVCHD Lite, and NXCAM), DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50), DVCPRO HD, H.264, HDV, iFrame, Motion JPEG(OpenDML only), MPEG IMX(D-10), REDCODE RAW (R3D), Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, XAVC, XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, QuickTime formats.
Audio Formats: AAC, AIFF, BWF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV
Container Format: 3GP, AVI, MP4, MXF, QuickTime
Still-image Formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD, RAW, TGA, TIFF
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How to edit EDIUS AVI files in FCP X?
Step 1: Launch the EDIUS AVI to ProRes Converter on your Mac, and then click the “Add video” button to import your source files directly. In order to import several files at one time, you can click “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec”, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose Apple ProRes 422 .mov as the best output format.
Step 3: Press the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing EDIUS AVI files in FCP X easily.
Step 4: Now, click “Convert” and let it go. The program supports batch conversion. So if you have lots of AVI files to convert, check “Shut down computer after conversion” and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.
Conclusion: Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing EDIUS AVI files in FCP X with light speed.