How to Import AVI Videos to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)
As you know, most AVI files use DivX, Xvid or 3ivX compression codecs. If you want to edit AVI files on Final Cut Pro, you will need to convert to its compatible formats first, namely MP4. MOV, M4V, or DV.
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Step by step guide on how to convert AVI to Final Cut Pro X
First, Launch final cut pro avi converter, click File->Load Media Files from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the AVI files you want to convert. Or you can easily drag-and-drop files into this application for converting.
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Second, Click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program's pane, and then select Final Cut Pro from the Editing category. Click Output at the bottom left of the program window, you can choose directory for locating converted files.
Third, start the conversion. When all the settings are done, just hit Convert so the Converter will begin converting avi to final cut pro x right away.
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) files are a common format for compressed video clips. As a video container, it can contain audio/video compressed using varying different codecs (this is similar to an .mp4 file either using MPEG4 compression or H264 compression). The video quality of AVI file is usually better. And AVI format is widely supported on a vast range of operating systems and devices. The disadvantage of AVI is that the compression standard is not universal. Different compression standard can cause failure while playing an AVI file compressed in early standard on the newest windows media player. You might have some torrent movies or TV shows in AVI format, or some family AVI footages from your digital camcorders, like Cannon camcorder or mobile phone saved on your Mac's hard drive.