AVI in Final Cut Pro - Import AVI to Final Cut Pro Solution

AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter - Convert AVI to Final Cut Pro Supported Apple ProRes

Recently many users report that their DV AVI or AVI from other sources can not be imported by Final Cut Pro while these AVI files have no problem when playing with QuickTime or editing with iMovie. Why? Now the following article will just explain why Final Cut Pro can not import AVI and how to successfully import all AVI into Final Cut Pro?

 

Why Final Cut Pro Can Not Import AVI?

As per Apple official website, we can know Final Cut Pro can only recognize AVI H.264. But AVI is a wrapper format which indicates that AVI could be encoded with many codecs, like MPEG-4, Divx, VP9, VP8, H.265 as well as H.264. So Final Cut Pro will refuse your AVI encoded with other codecs other than H.264.

 

How to Successfully Import all AVI into Final Cut Pro?

First you can simply try to change the AVI wrapper to a QuickTime format with extension .mov, and then import the changed MOV to Final Cut Pro for editing. Sometimes it works but not always. If changing wrapper from AVI to MOV does not work, you can use the powerful AVI to Final Cut Pro converter - Avdshare Video Converter to convert the unsupported AVI to Final Cut Pro preferred Apple ProRes, and then you can import the converted Apple ProRes to Final Cut Pro for editing without any problem.

 

AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter - Avdshare Video Converter

  1. Convert AVI with all unsupported codecs to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 supported Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, or Apple ProRes 422.
  2. Convert other unsupported FLV, WMV, ASF, MP4, WebM, MKV, etc to Final Cut Pro supported one.
  3. Convert between more than 150 video formats, including AVI, ASF, MP4, WMV, MOV, WMV, FLV, M4V, etc.
  4. Edit AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, WMV, AVCHD, FLV, and any other video format to produce their customized video.

Convert AVI to Final Cut Pro ProRes Guide

The following guide can help you to convert the unsupported AVI to FCP supported ProRes or convert other unsupported video formats to FCP supported one.

 

Make Preparation: Free download AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter

Free download the professional AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

 

 

Step 1 Import AVI video

Click "Add file" button to add AVI video(s) to or drag and drop AVI video(s) to Avdshare Video Converter.

 

 

Step 2 Select the output format

Click "Profile" button to set Apple ProRes 422 (.mov) from the "General category" or "HD Video" as the output format.

 

Step 3 Convert AVI to Apple ProRes 422

Click "Convert" button to get converting AVI  to Apple ProRes 422 work done.