How to Solve Final Cut Pro Won’t Import MPG/MPEG files

The easy workaround to get MPG/MPEG files to work well with Final Cut Pro X or FCP7 is to transcode MPG/MPEG to ProRes codec, which ensures the best results when working with FCP.

The .mpg format is used for any video or MPEG animation using the MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 codec, both of which were designed for lossy compression of audio and video. However, this format may cause some hassles for videographers and editors, especially those who use a Mac PC to do their video work. Final Cut Pro (FCP), the main professional video editing software on Mac computers, do not handle .mpg files really well as it wasn’t tailored to work with all the different video and audio file formats available out there. Since Final Cut Pro work best with ProRes encoded MOV files, so the easy way to make MPG/MPEG files compatible with Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 is transncode MPG/MPEG to ProRes MOV.

If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, you can take the MPG to FCP Mac conversion into consideration which is introduced in the following paragraphs. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.

First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a popular and professional video converter, player and editor. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec ourself: the program has optimized ProRes presets for Final Cut Pro. You can convert any video file to Apple ProRes without quality loss. Below are the steps.

How to convert and import MPG/MPEG to Final Cut Pro

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MPG to ProRes converter to your Mac, and then drag and drop your MPG/MPEG files to the program. You can add multiple files to convert at a time.

Step 2. Click the “Format” bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The settings seamlessly fits FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6.

Step 3. Finally, click “Convert” button and your MPG/MPEG files will be converted into ProRes .MOV files ready to be imported into FCP.

You’re done. Now importing and editing MPG/MPEG files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 is flawless.

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