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MP4 to ProRes - How to Convert MP4 Files to Apple ProRes on Mac?


MP4 to ProRes Converter: Convert MP4 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro




Overview

"I had another cameraman filming on an EX3. When I went to pick-up the footage they had PC set-up, I had mac hard-drive.Time was very short, so they put the data on DVD's. I told them I needed the whole directory structure or it would not work. They didn't understand. It was in Spain. ANYWAY - I'm left with a few MP4 files that will not work in XCDAM transfer obviously, do not work in Compressor, Final Cut, or Magic Bullet Grinder! Very annoying. How can I convert these mp4's to Pro Res?? There must be a way (hopes)."

Many videos recorded with camcorders or mobile phones are in the MP4 formats. Sometimes you may wish to edit them with iMovie, iDVD, Final Cut Pro, and Final Cut Express etc. if so, you will need to convert these MP4 videos to Apple ProRes, MOV, M4V, and MP4 with certain codec.

In this article, we will take converting MP4 to Apple ProRes for example to illustrate how to convert any video to ProRes so as to import to Final Cut Pro for further edition.:

Professional MP4 to ProRes Converter

iDealshare VideoGo is the best MP4 to Apple ProRes converter, which can easily convert various MP4 files to Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), thus edit MP4 files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6. If the original MP4 video is in high resolution like 1080P, 720p or above, we suggest convert MP4 to Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) or Apple ProRes 422. If the MP4 files are in lower quality or you do not care much about the video quality, you can convert MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 (LT) or and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy).

Tutorials to Convert MP4 to Apple ProRes

Please follow the step-by-step guide to convert MP4 to Apple ProRes with the professional MP4 to ProRes converter.

Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to ProRes converter

Free download the professional MP4 to ProRes Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac, for Windows), install and launch it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 to ProRes Converter Mac version - iDealshare VideoGo for Mac

Step 1 Import the original MP4 file

Click "Add File" button to load MP4 files or drag and drop them to the best MP4 to Apple ProRes converter. Batch conversion is available if you wish to convert multiple MP4 files simultaneously.

Convert MP4 to ProRes

Step 2 Define Apple ProRes as the output format and customize the files

Click the "Profile" drop-down list to select Apple ProRes as output video format from the "HD Video" category.

Step 3 Edit Apple ProRes (Optional)

Before converting MP4 to ProRes, you can do some basic editing to output customized Apple ProRes file:

  • Click the "Effect" button to edit the files.
  • Click "Crop" button to crop video and set aspect ratio to 16:9, 4:3 or any other.
  • Click "Trim" button to set start time and end time and keep the video part you want.
  • Click "Audio" button to add or delete audio channels.
  • Click "Subtitle" button to add/delete subtitles or edit subtitles.
  • Click "Effect" button to customize the video effect like brightness, saturation, contrast, etc.

Click Setting button to open the "Advanced setting" windows, you can define video bitrate, volume, change from mono to stereo, etc.

Step 4 Finish converting MP4 to ProRes

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MTS to Apple ProRes 422 or 4444.

Introduction to Apple ProRes

The Apple ProRes format can be divided into five types: Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy).

The Apple ProRes 4444 codec has the best quality for 4:4:4 sources and for workflows involving alpha channels. Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) provides higher quality than Apple ProRes 422. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) carries roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422, thus offers lower quality than Apple ProRes 422. Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) provides the lowest quality among the five versions. It offers only around 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422.