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How to Successfully Import DV/Mini-DV to Final Cut Pro for Editing?


Convert DV to Final Cut Pro Preferred ProRes to Import DV to FCP




Overview

The following article will explain why some users failed to import mini-DV to Final Cut Pro for editing and how to successfully import the mini-DV to Final Cut Pro for editing.

Why Failed to Import DV to Final Cut Pro for Editing?

Recently many users have failed to import some mini-DV tapes to Final Cut Pro for editing. But from Apple website, we know that Final Cut Pro supports to import tape-based DV, including DVCAM, DVCPRO and DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD and HDV. We do not know the exact reason for the failure of importing mini-DV to Final Cut Pro, but many Final Cut Pro users give feedback that Final Cut Pro can not import mini-DV without timecode. And many camera users will not record at the end of a previous shot, which causes the mini-DV timecode reset to zero again. And just due to the camera users inappropriate operation, the mini-DV timecode jump back to zero, which will cause the difficulty or failure in importing the mini-DV without timecode to Final Cut Pro.

How to Avoid the Failure of Importing DV to Final Cut Pro?

Of course, you can give priority to mini-DV timecode when recording the mini-DV. Or you can use a professional DV to Final Cut Pro converter to convert the DV which failed to be imported to Final Cut Pro to Final Cut Pro preferred MOV ProRes, a format accepted by Final Cut Pro without any limitation.

DV to Final Cut Pro converter - iDealshare VideoGo

  • iDealshare VideoGo is just the professional DV to Final Cut Pro converter that many users use. With iDealshare VideoGo, any DV file can be easily converted to Final Cut Pro preferred MOV ProRes. Check the key features of iDealshare VideoGo in the following part.
  • Convert any mini-DV or other DV files which have difficulty in importing to Final Cut Pro to Final Cut Pro preferred MOV ProRes.
  • Convert any other unsupported FLV, WMV, AVI, MP4, ASF, RMVB, etc to Final Cut Pro preferred MOV ProRes.
  • Convert any DV or other unsupported video formats to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, PSP, Zune supported video formats.
  • Convert any DV to another video formats or convert between any two video formats.

Make Preparation: Launch DV to Final Cut Pro Converter

Free download the powerful DV to Final Cut Pro Video Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac, for Windows), install and launch it, the following interface will pop up.

The powerful DV to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac - iDealshare VideoGo for Mac

Step 1 Import DV file

Click the "Add file" button to import your recorded mini-DV file to iDealshare VideoGo. Or drag and drop the mini-DV file to iDealshare VideoGo.

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Step 2 Set Final Cut Pro supported video format

Select MOV ProRes as your output format by clicking "Profile" button >"HD Video" category.

Step 3 Edit DV video (Optional)

Click the "Effect" button and a Video Edit window will show up as below. Thus you can trim DV video, crop DV video, adjust DV video image, add watermark to DV video, effect and subtitle to your DV video.

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Step 4 Convert DV to Final Cut Pro

Finish your DV to Final Cut Pro preferred video format conversion by finally clicking "Convert" button.