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How to convert AVI to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac Lion OSX?

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“How can I edit AVI in FCP?”, “I am unable to play AVI in Final Cut Pro, any solution?”, etc. Are you one of them who have such hassle with AVI to FCP issue? To read the article, you can find a way out.

AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) is common video file format, which has better compatibility with Windows OSX. It can be easily playable on Windows Media Player or Movie Maker. However, to Mac user, AVI file format is their nightmare. Why? It is because of their variant codecs.

Know better about AVI file format:
The AVI file type is primarily associated with ‘Audio Video Interleave File’. Recent files might be compressed with one or another codecs (like DivX and XviD). It can also be seen with VLC Player, MPlayer, The KMPlayer.

Uncompressed AVI: AVI files can be created with no Compression, resulting in extremely large file sizes, but with no loss of quality from the input video to the saved file. This also requires no codecs to be installed, either for saving or playback.

FCP provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime compatible video format, ncluding H.264 or MPEG compression, depending on your needs, but can support limited file formats like MP4, DV, MOV, M4V, and some AVI files from Cameras. So if your source files are AVI, M2TS or MKV files, they can’t be accepted by Final Cut Pro, you may need to convert AVI to Final Cut Pro file format on Mac OSX (Lion OSX included).

Learn more about the AVI to FCP Converter:
1.Also can convert HD video or other SD to Final Cut Pro acceptable file formats
M2TS, MTS, TS, MKV, H.264, etc
WMV, 3GP, Mod, Tod, YouTube video, MPG, MPEG to Final Cut Pro, etc.

2.Rich output options for Mac friendly programs or devices
iMovie, QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

3.Full support other hot devices
Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S3,HTC smartphone, Nook Tablet and so forth

4.Act as practical video editing on Mac
It supports trimming footages, join several videos into one, adjust output video by cutting videos into small pieces, removing black edge of movie to best fit for your home video.

5.Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard.

Simplistic tutorial on how to import AVI to Final Cut Pro:

Step 1: Add .avi videos to AVI to FCP Converter for Mac
Free download the conversion program, then click “Add File” to add .avi file(s) to the converter.

Step 2: Select “Final Cut Pro” as output format.
Under the menu of “Profile”, you can choose Final Cut Pro. Other options like Final Cut Express or iMovie, etc are available.

Step 3: Hit “START” to begin the conversion from AVI to FCP
After all is OK, just click ‘Start’ to convert AVI file to a compatible format for FCP MOV or DV. This conversion process will finish soon.

Step 4. Import the generated .mov or .dv files into FCP. Then effortlessly video editing in Final Cut Pro.


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  • Posted On May 16, 2012
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