iPhone to FCP: Edit iPhone MP4 Videos in Final Cut Pro X/7

Hey, Apple fans, do you all have any experience of working videos in FCP which shot from iPhone? I know it is cool to upload your iPhone movies to any website for sharing after editing in FCP. You all did it nicely? You may have a problem of importing your iPhone projects to FCP for further editing, right?


Basically the problem is that the native record format that the iPhone uses isn’t a codec that plays well together with FCP supported. Codecs are a complicated subject, and FCP tries to be helpful by automatically changing the sequence settings to match the clip. Not only for the H.264 codec videos from iPhone, but also for others like XACV or H.265. Just like the following questions showed:

‘I use Final Cut Pro 7 to edit and whenever I import my iPhone videos, I always have render problems. The audio doesn’t import, the video is clunky and choppy’

What’s the common practice for iPhone videos to FCP workflow? Well, in order to convert the iPhone H.264 to Apple ProRes, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (Windows version) could do this job well. It ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro.(Premiere Pro is included) Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the iPhone video to ProRes MOV conversion on Mac(Yosemite included)

How to Convert iPhone videos to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X/7?

1.Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the iPhone files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.


2. Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original iPhone video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.


3.Click ‘Settings’ icon to modify the video, audio parameters. We suggest to keep the same size as you shot (if 1080, then 1080)… same frame rate as you shot (if 29.97, then 29.97).

Finally, if you did all the preparation wok and go back to the main interface, just hit the ‘Convert’ we can easily get the conversion started. After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted iPhone clips to transfer you files nicely. Enjoy editing your iPhone videos in FCP X/7 smoothly.

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