Does FCP X have native support for VP8 files? How do you guys import VP8 video into FCP X for further editing? If you are experiencing issues loading VP8 files into FCP X, you may wish to read this tutorial. It explains a way of converting VP8 files to ProRes codec for use in FCP X smoothly.
What is a VP8 file?
VP8 (Video Compression Format or Video Compression Specification) is a specification for encoding and decoding high definition video as either a file or a bitstream for viewing. It is an open and royalty free video compression format owned by Google and created by On2 Technologies as a successor to VP7.
FCP X won’t open my VP8 files, how to resolve?
If you want to open a .vp8 file in FCP X, but failed, you just need to convert it first. With a VP8 Converter for Mac installed, you will be able to convert VP8 files to ProRes codec for use in FCP X fluidly.
How to transcode VP8 files to ProRes for FCP X?
To transcode VP8 files to ProRes for FCP X, do as below:
Step 1: Click “Add File” to load video files that you want to convert into this program.
Step 2: Click “Profile” to select “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mp4)” as output format.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
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 VP8 files to ProRes conversion on Mac.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated Apple ProRes files for editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
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