How to Use MKV video in Final Cut Pro X/7/6

A number of HD videos downloaded from the internet are wrapped up in MKV container and you can play them on Mac using a media player like VLC, or Quicktime with Perian plugin. But you will certainly stumble if you try to import MKV files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 for further editing. In fact, Final Cut Pro doesn’t support MKV files. To make MKV files work in Final Cut Pro, you’ll need to convert MKV to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes. Here is how to do it.

First of all, free download the app – Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

Overall, the program is a professional yet all-in-one video conversion tool. With it, you can easily rewrap MKV files to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6. It also provides simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the Mac video converter canconvert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) forediting in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe PremierePro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert MKV to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7.

How to convert MKV to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac(Yosemite)

Step 1: Launch the Mac MKV to FCP Converter; click “Add” button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the .mkv files you want to convert. Or you can easily drag-and-drop files into this application for converting. You can also load video files formatted in .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .vob, etc.

Tip: You can check the “Merge into one” box to merge several mkv video files together for easier editing.

Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start encoding MKV files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS Mountain Lion.

Some more helpful features of the MKV to ProRes Converter for Mac

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Once the MKV to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer your MKV files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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