Summary: If you want to import iPad video to Final Cut Pro for editing without rendering, a good suggestion is to convert iPad H.264 to ProRes for FCP. Learn details.
Do you have any success editing in FCP with the iPad videos? I got some iPad captured videos but having trouble editing the iPad video in Final Cut Pro. Fortunately, I’ve figured out the solution to importing iPad videos to FCP X/7 flawlessly. Share with you now.
If you are familiar with iPad captured video, you will know iPad video format is: H.264, 1920x1080, FPS 29.95 generally. H.264 is highly compressed. That's not where you want to start with editing for high quality results. A suggestion is to transcode all iPad H.264 files to ProRes for Final Cut Pro using a third-party tool and Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is just the right choice.
Overall, the program is a professional yet decent Mac Video Converter. It lets you transcode iPad H.264 recordings to native codecs like Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec and DNxHD which ensure the best results for editing with your video editing software like Final Cut Pro (X/7), iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark. Below are the steps to convert iPad video to ProRes for FCP on Mac.
Step 1: Add iPad captured videos
Launch the H.264 to ProRes converter. Click “add video” button to import the iPad H.264 files. You can also directly drag and drop the video to the app.
Step 2: Select output format
This video converter offers optimized format presets for Final Cut Pro, “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)”, etc. Choose a one you need.
Tips: If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.
Step 3: Start conversion
Click “Convert” button and the selected iPad videos will be converted to Apple ProRes files instantly.
You may check the converting progress and set auto shutdown in the conversion window. After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage for importing to FCP 7 or Final Cut Pro X.
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