Why we need to convert MP4 to ProRes
As a quite hot file extension, MP4 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line, which means, you may download MP4 videos from video sharing sites such as YouTube and Fox, or shared some MP4 videos from others, or capture MP4 videos from GoPro cameras, Sony PMW-EX1R, EX3, etc. However, MP4 is not ideal editing format for Final Cut Pro. That’s why many people who want to edit MP4 videos with Final Cut Pro usually run into incompatibility issue. Or can’t edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing MP4 to FCP. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. Thus, when you’re facing problems editing MP4 videos with Final Cut Pro, it’s better to take advantage of the ProRes codec.
Which one the best tool to transcode MP4 to ProRes
There are many utilities out there that allow us to do the MP4 to ProRes conversion on Mac. If you’re confused about choosing a suitable one, I recommend you try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MP4, AVCHD, MTS, AVI, VOB, MOV, MXF, and more to Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes(LT), Apple ProRes(Proxy), Apple ProRes 4444 in a few clicks of mouse. Besides, the program also supports convert all HD/4K video files to various professinal encoders – Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, MPEG-2 – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and more.
Simple Steps to Convert MP4 to ProRes on Mac
Step 1. Add MP4 videos
Install the best MP4 to ProRes converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the MP4 files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
Step 2: Choose the suitable Apple ProRes as the output format
Go to “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” category, here you will find 5 presets of Apple ProRes. Generally speaking, Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is a great choice.
Tips: Adjust video, audio settings
Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can keep the original 4K resolution.
Step 3: Start MP4 to ProRes conversion
Click “Convert” to start transcoding MP4 to ProRes for FCP on Mac. After conversion, you can play or edit MP4 clips in Final Cut Pro without problem.