The easy workaround to get Final Cut Pro X/7 work with VOB files is to convert VOB to Apple ProRes codec, which ensures the best results when working with FCP X/7.
VOB files usually exist on DVD discs, or are downloaded from movie sharing sites. When you put a commercial DVD disc and home DVD disc, you’ll see lots of VOB files there. There are some occasions that you want to import some VOB files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for editing. However, when you try to do this, you’ll find out that all the VOB files in the Video_TS folder are just greyed out. That’s because VOB is not supported by Final Cut. To edit VOB files in FCP X/FCP 7, you have to convert VOB to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s ProRes.
To convert VOB files to ProRes quickly and easily, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from VOB, MP4, AVI, AVCHD, MTS, and more to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with a simple clicks of mouse. If you are editing with Final Cut Pro (FCP X included), chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here. Here’s how to do it.
How to convert VOB files to ProRes for FCP X/FCP 7
Step 1: Launch the Mac VOB to FCP Converter; click “Add” button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the VOB 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, .avi, etc.
Tip: You can check the “Merge into one” box to merge several avi 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 transcoding VOB files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro under Mac OS Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard etc.
Some more helpful features of the VOB to FCP 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 VOB to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer your VOB files into Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.