How to Import and Edit Christmas Video with FCP/FCP X on Mac El Capitan?

Diana Joan

Dec 07, 2015 09:25 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Christmas is a very special time of the year, there are many interesting things such as decorating your home, baking cookies, wrapping gifts and setting up the Christmas tree you can do together with your dear family members. For Mac users, you can make better use of iPhone 6/6S Plus to capture all those memorable moments. If your are pursing for broadcast quality Christmas footage, you can switch to professional camera or camcorders.

Edit Christmas Video with FCP

When the shooting stage is over, you can do some professional post production work of your Christmas video footage with FCP or FCP X before sharing them with others or burn to a DVD for preservation. However, you may face the challenge to import and edit Christmas video due to the format incompatible issues.

To achieve a fast and fluid workflow, it is idea for you to transcode Christmas video to FCP/FCP X best compatible editing codec Apple Prores, which is developed by Apple for high efficiency and high performance editing workflow in FCP. A solution in hand called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan) is recommended to you to directly output Christmas video to FCP/FCP X favorable Apple Prores Codec in different file types. The program support to import Christmas video captured with in various different file formats such as AVI, MP4, MOV, AVCHD (MTS, M2TS), MXF, H.265(HEVC), XAVC, XAVC S, etc.

For offline editing on a MacBook Pro, Apple ProRes 422 (LT) or Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) is the most appropriate editing codec. While for online master phase of projects that don't use effects or compositing, it is idea for you to choose "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422(HQ) (*.mov)".

1.When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.
2.If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

Before importing Christmas video to FCP/FCP X for professional workflow, the program can do you a great favor by providing some basic video editing functions such as trimming video length, cropping video file size, applying special video effects, inserting subtitles, etc.

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How to import and edit Christmas Video with Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X El Capitan?

Step 1: Add Christmas videos.

Launch the program on your computer, add Christmas videos files to the program by clicking the "Add Video" or "Add folder" button.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

In "Format" drop-down list, select Final Cut Pro high performance editing codec by do the following: "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422(HQ) (*.mov)".

Output Christmas videos to Apple Prores codec

Step 3: Edit Christmas video files.

Open "Video Editor" Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, insert subtitle, reset, and adjust volume, etc.

Edit Christmas videos files

Step 4: Start conversion.

Cick the right bottom "Convert" button to start to convert Christmas videos to FCP X preferable mov format with Prores codec.

Once the conversion work is finished, you can click "Open output folder" to get the generated files for import converted files to FCP X for professional post-production workflow.

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