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How to Solve Can't Import AVI to Final Cut Pro 7/X for Easy Editing?

AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter - Convert AVI DV/ Motion JPEG/Xvid/DivX to FCP Supported Video Format

AVI Final Cut Pro Issues

Though Final Cut Pro official website announced to work with AVI video format, sometime we still encounter Final Cut Pro won't import AVI issues or the imported AVI files is not editable in FCP:

  • When try to import AVI footage shot on Sony Camcorder to Final Cut Pro X, only to find the AVI files are grayed out and cannot import to FCP X.
  • I have a number of files in .avi format that do successfully import to FCP 7, but only play audio. The video says "unrendered". When I tried to render, only to get the respond that there was no matching codec.
  • Though I successfully import Blackmagic Cinema Camera recorded AVI footage to Final Cut Pro, it only gets audio in its full length, but video is all blank.
  • My Camtasia Studio recorded AVI videos refuse to import to Final Cut Pro whether I try Log and Transfer or File>Import>Files.
  • I just get file error, denied 0 recognized, unknown messages when I try to import AVI to Final Cut Pro.
  • Final Cut Pro X imports some of the motion JPEG AVIs that my Pentax K-7 produces but not all of them.

Why Can't Import or Edit AVI in FCP?

At the very beginning, Final Cut Pro is not compatible with AVI video. Though the newer version like Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X adds the support for AVI format, it still cannot import all kinds of AVI files. For AVI is a container video format which may contain various video or audio codec, if the AVI codec is not compatible with Final Cut Pro, we will fail to import AVI to FCP; or even successfully import to FCP, but the import AVI files will still not playable or editable.

How to Import AVI to Final Cut Pro?

In order to import all kinds of AVI files to any version of Final Cut Pro, we had better convert AVI to FCP more compatible video format like Apple ProRes or DV.

iDealshare VideoGo is just the professional AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter which helps to convert various AVI files to FCP format whatever the AVI is encoded with DivX, DV, Xvid, H.246, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, Motion JPEG etc .

Besides converting AVI to Final Cut Pro, this powerful AVI to FCP Converter also helps to convert other video files like WMV, ASF, MKV, WTV, MXF, AVCHD, MOD, TOD, RMVB, VOB and etc to Final Cut Pro supported format.

How to Convert AVI to FCP Video Format?

The following will guide you on how to convert all kinds of AVI files to Final Cut Pro supported format.

Make Preparation: Launch AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter

Free download the ideal AVI to FCP Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac, for Windows), install and launch it, the following main interface will pop up.

The ideal AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac - iDealshare VideoGo for Mac

Step 1 Import AVI files to this AVI FCP Converter

Directly drag and drop the AVI files to the main window of this AVI to Final Cut Pro Converter. Or click "Add File" button to import AVI files which you like to edit in Final Cut Pro X or 7.

Tips: If the AVI files is from camcorder, first copy and paste them to the Mac.

How to Convert AVI to FCP Supported Video Format?

Step 2 Select FCP supported video format and specify the output folder

Click the "Profile" drop-down list to select Final Cut Pro compatible video format like 'DV Digital Video Format(*.dv)' or 'ProRes Apple ProRes codec(*.mov)' from the "General Video" category.

Click the "Browse..." button to specify the output folder where the converted AVI files will be saved.

Step 3 Convert AVI to FCP

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish the AVI to Final Cut Pro format conversion.

Import and Edit AVI in Final Cut Pro

After the AVI to Final Cut Pro conversion is finished, start FCP to import the converted AVI files to Final Cut Pro for easy editing.