Best Workflow for Importing Videos/Blu-ray/DVD to Final Cut Pro X 10.4

Apple released the latest versions of Final Cut Pro X 10.4 with these features like 360-degree VR editing, monitoring and export, color correction/grading, 8K video and projects, and more. All of these, make FCPX 10.4 worth your upgrading. The point here is, some users may encounter can’t import videos (especially HEVC), or Blu-ray/DVD footage to FCPX 10.4. So, the following article will present you best workflow for importing videos/Blu-ray/DVD to FCPX 10.4 for additional editing a breeze.

First of all, let’ look at FCPX 10.4 supported video/audio formats as below:

Video Formats:

  • Apple Animation Codec | Apple Intermediate Codec | Apple ProRes
  • AVC-ULTRA (AVC-LongG, AVC-Intra Class 50/100/200/4:4:4 and AVC-Intra LT)
  • Canon Cinema RAW Light | DV (DVCAM, DVCPRO and DVCPRO50)
  • DVCPRO HD | H.264 | HDV | iFrame
  • HEVC (need the macOS High Sierra 10.13)
  • Motion JPEG (only penDML)
  • MPEG IMX (D-10) | QuickTime | XAVC ( XAVC-S)

Audio Formats: AAC, AIFF, BWF, CAF, MP3, MP4, RF64 (macOS High Sierra 10.13), WAV

The main reason that you can’t import videos/Blu-ray/DVD to Final Cut Pro X 10.4 is about the codec incompatibility issue. To solve this problem, we advise you convert videos/Blu-ray/DVD to FCPX 10.4 more compatible i.g. Apple ProRes format in advance. To finish the task, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac a professional video converter is highly recommended here.

With the application, you can easily and losslessly convert virtually any video/Blu-ray/DVD to FCPX 10.4 supported videos with optimized settings while keeping original 1080p/720p quality. Besides, the all-in-one Blu-ray/DVD/Video converter can convert all other popular video files or recordings like MP4, AVI, MXF, MOV, WMV, MKV, M2TS, VOB to more NLE editing software like: DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for VEGAS Pro, WMV for Windows Movie Maker and more.


Guide: Convert Videos/Blu-ray/DVD for Editing in FCPX 10.4

Step 1. Install and run best video converter for Mac, then click “load file” button to import your videos or click “load disc” to import Blu-ray/DVD movies to the program.


Step 2. Select output format

Clicking “Format” bar and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format from the “Final Cut Pro” category. The output videos will work with FCPX 10.4 flawlessly. In addition, video presets for 150+ devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Samsung, Zune, Archos, etc. are provided to help you get videos to best fit a certain device.


Step 3. Start the conversion

With above settings, tap the Convert button to convert videos/Blu-ray/DVD for FCPX 10.4. Once the conversion is complete, you can click Open button to quickly locate the ripped files.

Now, you’re able to import and edit the converted videos/Blu-ray/DVD to Final Cut Pro X 10.4 freely. (Click File > Import > Files to import the projects).

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