How to Solve Can't Import MP4 to FCP?

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How to Solve Can't Import MP4 to FCP?

Postby peterjgrable » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:06 am

MP4 is a final delivery lossy video format which is not suitable for editing in non-destructive video editing software like Final Cut Pro. Though Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X update to import MP4 video, it only support MP4 encoded with H.264. If the MP4 is encoded with other video codec, Final Cut Pro X/7 will still fail to import MP4.

In order to solve can't import MP4 to Final Cut Pro issue and successfully import various MP4 files to FCP or FCP X, a recommended solution is to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro more compatible video format like Apple ProRes or DV at

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Re: How to Solve Can't Import MP4 to FCP?

Postby Anicsi » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:11 am

Why convert them to other lossy formats if you can just convert the files to huffyuv or similar lossless codecs? :roll: Considering DV and Apple ProRes are already pretty huge. The difference to huffy isn't that big.

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