How to convert AVI video to ProRes codec?

Read this thread to learn a way of transcoding AVI files to Apple ProRes codec for use in Final Cut Pro X or other editing programs on your Mac platform.

“I have some AVI videos in my Mac, now I am searching for a software program that can convert AVI to Apple ProRes codec, and then I can load the converted AVI video to FCP X and editing with ProRes codec, can you recommend a top AVI to Apple ProRes converter on Mac? Thank you!”

This is a question asked by a FCP X user, if you have got some AVI footage and have problems editing AVI files in Final Cut Pro X, you may need to convert the AVI footage to ProRes codec first. Because Apple ProRes codec is the best editing codec supported by Final Cut Pro X, once you convert video to Apple ProRes codec, you can import video to FCP without any problems and don’t need to render.

HD Video Converter for Mac is a top Apple ProRes codec converter, which will help you convert AVI to Apple ProRes 422/4444, or convert MKV/WMV/MTS/M2TS/AVCHD/MXF to Apple ProRes, nearly all the 4K and HD formats are supported, it can also convert videos to iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and other editing software with best video and audio quality.

How to convert AVI to ProRes for FCP X?

Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac
AVI to FCP X Converter

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional AVI to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
import AVI files to FCP X

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP X, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
convert AVI to ProRes for FCP X
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 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.

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