Summary: AVI is known as a unfriendly container format across Apple Mac platform. So if you are facing incompatibility issues while handling AVI files in Apple FCP, don’t feel frustrated. You can simply solve this problem via transcoding AVI videos to Apple ProRes for working with FCP 6/7, or the latest version FCP X.
Needed to convert AVI files to ProRes for editing on Mac FCP X
“Hi, there. I have loads of AVI video files that I want to import to FCP X for further editing. Unfortunately, it seems that FCP X doesn’t want to accept my AVI video as import. I heard that AVI is not a friendly format for Mac OS and Final Cut Pro, so I need to transcode AVI to Apple ProRes for working smoothly with FCP X. Can anyone kindly recommend a free AVI to ProRes Converter? If there is no freeware available, I don’t even mind paying for a shareware. Many thanks for you help in advance!”
You may probably in the same situation as mentioned above. To make AVI files editable in FCP 7/6/X, you can use Video Converter for Mac to process AVI to QuickTime Conversion for FCP. The Video Converter for Mac works great as an AVI to FCP Converter. More than converting AVI files, it is also able to recognize MKV, MTS, MXF, WMV, MOV, FLV, TS, TP, 3GP, VOB, MPG, etc. as input and features optimal output formats for use in iMovie, FCP, FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Android devices, iOS devices, and more.
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How to batch convert AVI to ProRes MOV for editing on Mac FCP?
To be able to batch convert AVI files to QuickTime for FCP, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional AVI to FCP Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings （for advanced users）
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start AVI to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.
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