The MPEG standard files may use different codes and cause failure in importing to Final Cut Pro. If you have some MPEG/MPG files stored on your Mac and want to use them in Final Cut Pro, you will find that it’s a frustrating thing. Look at the following MPEG to FCP issue:
“I want to edit MPEG in Final Cut Pro, and I am trying to import MPEG-2 files into Final Cut Pro X. I have the raw files from a Sony Handicam HDR-SR5 as well as raw files from an Sony Handicam MDR-CX560. These files were recorded as MPEG-2 files and copied from the camera hard drives (entire folders were copied containind the MPEG-2 fies) to a local hard drive on my computer. Final Cut Pro X does not recognize the files and will not import them. How to import these mpeg-2 clips into Final Cut Pro X? How to import MPEG to Final Cut Pro on Mac?”
The fact is Final Cut Pro does not recognize the MPG or MPEG files and will not import them. To get the work done, you’d better convert your MPG files to Final Cut Pro accepted files at first. If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, you can take the MPG to FCP Mac conversion into consideration which is introduced in the following paragraphs. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.
There are pretty much a great number of video conversion tools that you may encounter while searching the Internet. A few to none, however, match the quality and efficiency that you get when using Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac on your computer. As a professional and multifunctional media converter, it could convert up to 1080P videos between various formats, including: MPG, MPEG, H.265, MTS, M2TS, MP4, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MKV, WMV, AVI, etc. (read review)
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To know how to use it to be able to import your .mpg and .mpg video files to Final Cut Pro, read on the following steps. This tutorial is based on Mac. If you are a Windows user, please try this Pavtube HD Video Converter.
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- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/hd-video-converter-mac/
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/pavtube-hd-video-converter/id502792488?mt=12
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-HD-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177786.html
How to Convert MPG/MPEG to FCP editable Apple ProRes for smooth editing
Step 1. Install Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac if you haven’t yet. Once installed, launch it and of the two tabs you see just below the window’s title bar, click on “File” on the top of the window. At this point, you can start importing your .mpg files by clicking on “Load Files”. You have to options to do so. You can either use the easy drag-and-drop feature to add the files you want to convert in an instant or use the files tab to browse your computer for your .mpg videos.
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.
Tips: Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) have smaller sizes. You can choose according to your requirement.
Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert MPEG/MPEG to FCP friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to FCP for editing easily.
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