Summary: The easy workaround to get Final Cut Pro X/7 work with WebM files is to convert WebM to Apple ProRes codec, which ensures the best results when using in FCP X/7.
Final Cut Pro is a wonderful tool to help you turn your home videos into professional eye-catching movies. And it normally can recognize a few file formats like DV, HDV, QuickTime, Motion JPEG. The point here, sometimes you will find it a painful experience to import WebM files into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for further editing, and you may have encountered problems quotes as below:
“How can I bring WebM to Final Cut Pro on Mac for editing? I can't seem to get WebM files open in QuickTime or FCP. T Main thing is getting them to open in FCP as I need to edit them ASAP. Is there a good solution?”
Actually, the WebM file structure is based on the Matroska container, which is not supported by Apple's Final Cut natively. To get WebM files and Final Cut Pro to work beautifully, the easy workaround is to transcode WebM to Apple ProRes, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. With some help from Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, it can be done effortlessly.
With this professional WebM file converter, you can easily transcode WebM files to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6. Besides, the Mac video converter can convert HD, Full HD and even 4K videos from cameras/camcorders (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony Cannon, BlackMagic, GoPro, etc) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLEs. Don’t hesitate to download and install the program now.
Guide: Convert and Import WebM to Final Cut Pro
1. Launch the WebM to ProRes Converter program; click "Add" button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the WebM files you want to convert. Or you can easily drag-and-drop files into this application for converting.
Tip: You can check the "Merge into one" box to merge several webm video files together for easier editing.
2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)", an preferred editing format for FCP.
Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
3. Click Convert button to start converting WebM to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X. After the converison, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6. Just enjoy your movie editing.
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