How to Convert and Import WMV to Final Cut Pro

Summary: Having got some interesting WMV videos either downloaded from the Internet or shared by friends who own PCs, and want to edit them on FCP? Now learn the easy way to convert WMV to Apple Prores codec for importing to FCP.

Q1: I currently have final cut studio version and am trying to add chapters to a file that was given to me. However, the file is a wmv format, and I'm assuming I would need to convert it to a .mov file in order to work with it? What's the best way to convert a wmv to a file that can be used in final cut pro? And is there anything in Final Cut Pro Studio that could be used to do that? For example, Compressor...could I use that, or should I be purchasing another program? Sorry for these questions, I'm pretty new to using the programs included in final cut studio and thought I would ask the experts! Thanks

Q2: Hi there, I'm a newbie using final cut pro and have a .wmv file that I would like to add chapters to and wanted to know what the best way to do it is. I'm assuming I'd have to convert the .wmv file to a .mov or .avi file in order to work with it in final cut pro but I'm not sure what the best way is to convert the file in a format that'll work. I have the FCP studio version and am not sure if compressor can help with that? Any help would be greatly appreciated....Thanks

Q3:How can I import a .wmv into Final Cut Pro without using Flip4Mac? I am doing a video for a friend who gave me a .wmv file and it throws up a "Flip4Mac Free Trial" watermark. So lame. Is there a free version of something I can use? I googled but couldn't find. Any suggestions? Thanks SO much in advance.

It is not easy to WMV files into video editing program like FCP due to the unsupported codec. In fact, FCP can't recognize WMV naturally. To import WMV files to FCP on Mac without any problem, you require this professional WMV to FCP Converter to convert Variable Bite Rate WMV first to FCP acceptable Prores codec and then import WMV to FCP with constant bit rate, with super fast conversion speed and excellent output audio and visual quality. Basic edition function supported, including crop, effect, merge, snapshot and rotate.

With this WMV Converter for Mac, you can perfectly enjoy .WMV videos on any common video players on Mac OS X. Only change .WMV format to accepted one by your video player, e.g. Apple QuickTime, convert .WMV/rm files to .mov, .mp4, .3gp; Windows Media Player for Mac, covert .WMV to .avi, .mpg. Here we go to the WMV to FCP Mac task:


1. Install and launch the HD Video Converter for Mac. You can directly drag and drop .WMV/.rm video files to this software.

2. Click Format bar to choose the output format.

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format. You can also choose "Apple ProRes 422(HQ)(*.mov)"

4.You can click "Settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. (Optional)

5.Start convert WMV to Prores for FCP editing on Mac OS X.

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding WMV to Prores .MOV videos to be compatible with FCP.

After the MP4 to Prores conversion finished, you can easily import video files and projects into FCP for further editing without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

With this WMV to Prores Converter, you can easily change WMV .WMV/.rm files to FCP for editing on Mac OS X. Just have a try now!

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