Users who want to edit MP4 videos with Final Cut Pro usually run into incompatibility issue. Or can’t edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing MP4 to FCP. Why? This is due to that MP4 which is a final delivery file type and is heavily compressed, are very hard to deal with during video editing. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a kind of intermediate Codec optimised for capturing and editing video especially with Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X. Thus, when you’re facing problems editing MP4 videos with FCP on Mac, it’s better to take advantage of the ProRes codec.
If you’re looking for an easy way to convert MP4 files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 444, etc. codec, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will outline how to transcode MP4 to ProRes MOV codec easily and quickly.
First of all, download the app – Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a professional yet easy-to-use MP4 to ProRes Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly transcode all MP4 files to ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for using in FCP. It also provides simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the Mac video converter can also do batch conversion from MP4, XAVC S, XAVC, MTS, MXF, AVI, MKV, FLV, MOV, etc. to other various professinal encoders – Apple Intermediate Codec, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc. – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, and more.
Converting MP4 to ProRes with the program is simple as ABC. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to finish the task. The equivalent Windows version is Video Converter, which can rewrap MP4 files to ProRes 422/444 in Winidows (Windows 10 included).
Simple Steps to Trasncode MP4 files to Apple ProRes 422/444 on Mac
Step 1. Add MP4 files
Run the MP4 to ProRes Converter program and click the “Add File” button to import your MP4 vidoes to the software. Batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time. You can check also the “Merge into one” box to join some clips together if you need.
Step 2. Choose ProRes as the output format
Go to “Format” page to choose Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as target format from the presets list in “Final Cut Pro”. Of course, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)(*mov), Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov) are also the proper format for FCP 7/X.
Step 3. Set advanced settings (Optional)
In the Profile “Settings” window, you can adjust the video and audio parameters including bitrate, video size, frame rate, channel and more.
Step 4. Start converting MP4 to ProRes
At this point, you can change the output filename or output path if you wish. If you feel satisfied with your options, Just hit the Convert button to activate MP4 file to ProRes conversion. This program is highly efficient because it’s boosted with CPU and GPU (30X faster). And a neat process bar will show the percentage and remaining time.
When all conversions completed, you’ll get a pop-up notice. Just click “Open Folder”, you can fast find where your converted files are saved.