How can I import WebM files into Final Cut Pro X for further editing? If you are having issues loading WebM files into FCP X, you’d better convert them to a format that is compatible with FCP X first, such as Apple ProRes codec, FCP X’s favorite editing format.
How to import WebM files to FCP X?
“Hi, everyone, I’m trying to edit some WebM video files in Final Cut Pro X on my MacBook Air running macOS Sierra (10.12.6). The thing is that FCP X won’t import them natively, so I need to convert the WebM files into an intermediate format that FCP X can read. What’s the best way to do this? Is there a good converter that will run on Mac and convert my WebM files to ProRes 422? Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.”
HD Video Converter for Mac can do it. Keep reading to learn a simple guide on how to convert WebM video files to ProRes 422 for use in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
How to convert WebM files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac (it works well as a WebM video converter for FCP X)
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install this WebM Video Converter software on your computer, launch it and click ‘Add File’ to ingest your source media.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ menu, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing code for FCP X. When loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
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: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: Start transcoding WebM files to Apple ProRes for FCP X
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to transcode WebM files to Apple ProRes for using with FCP X. You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate exported ProRes files
As soon as the conversion process finished, simply click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated Apple ProRes files. Now you are able to open them in Final Cut Pro X for further editing without any hassles.
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