How to import YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro for editing

As you know, YouTube is a very popular video sharing site. You may have downloaded some videos from YouTube to your Mac. To make these videos more stylish, you might have tried to open them in Final Cut Pro, but only to find that they just gray out. The reason is simple: most YouTube videos are often in .FLV format which can be recognized by Final Cut Pro. To import YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro for further editing, you may have to transcode them to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s Apple ProRes. This tutorial tells you how to convert YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro friendly formats.

First of all, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. This program can be used to convert any downloaded YouTube video to Final Cut Pro compatible ProRes codec, which ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. It can also be used to convert other kinds of formats to different one, like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, VOB, MOV, MP4 and more to various professinal encoders – Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, MPEG-2, etc. for importing and editing in iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and more with any compatibility issue.

Converting YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro is simple as ABC. Ater downloading, install and run the program and then follow the steps to start the process.

Step 1: Click the “Add” button to select the Youtube videos from your hard drive to Mac video converter. You can also directly drag and drop your videos to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” category, choose Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as the output format. You can change the video settings in case you are not satisfied with the conversion result. But it’s not recommended to do so. Because the default settings works well for most cases and most people.

Step 3: Hit Convert to kick off YouTube to Final Cut Pro conversion for Mac OS X.

When conversion complete, you can directly import the file to Final Cut Pro for editing.

You’re done!

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