Final Cut Pro is a professional editing software developed by Macromedia Inc and Apple Inc. It is a wonderful tool to help you put your videos such as MKV videos into professional eye-catching movies. However, not all MKV files can be accepted by FCP X/7. That is to say, if your MKV video files are not imported, that's maybe because the MKV file codec is not recognized by Final Cut Pro. Therefore, sometimes you may find it a painful experience to import MKV files into Final Cut Pro X/7 for further editing, and you may encounter some problems as below:
"I'm trying to import a number of small 1080p .mkv files into FCP X but each time I try I get the message 'No importable files - None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again'."
"Though I successfully import dwonloaded 4K MKV footage to Final Cut Pro 7, it only gets audio in its full length, but video is all blank."
Faced with those situations, you’d better change MKV to FCP X/7 more friendly format like MOV. Don't worry! For most MKV video files, you only need a powerful tool like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to make MKV (SD, HD, 4K H.264 codec, etc) file compatible with Final Cut Pro X/7, which is fully compatible with all major Mac OS X operating systems like MacOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard. The professional converter also helps to convert various MKV/MP4/FLV/MPG/MTS etc files to many mac editors/media devices/players.
For windows users, the windows version can also create FCP native Apple Prores codec. Firstly download this Prores video converter for Mac/Win and run it.
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Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
Step 1. Import MKV files to the program
Simply drag-and-drop your files or use the files tab in the converter's interface to browse for your .mkv files in your computer.
Step 2. Choose FCP X/7 compatible format
Go to "Select Format" bar and choose "Format > Editor > Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro 7" as output format for Final Cut Pro.
To have a smooth playback and editing after conversion, for FCP 6, you can only choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ) as export format; while, for FCP 7 and FCP X, ProRes 422(LT)/ProRes 444/ProRes 422(Proxy) are all supported.
Tip: Adjust video and audio settings
Click "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.
Step 3. Start converting MKV to Final Cut Pro
You should be ready to start conversion at this point. Just click "Start" button that can be found on the menu. Wait for a while and the video converter will do the trick. You will soon have your MKV video into a format that's recognizable and editable by Final Cut Pro X/7– the MOV format.
When the conversion is done, you need to click "Open" and get converted videos for importing to FCP X/7. You have several ways to import files to Final Cut Pro. Import files on your computer:
1. just find the files you are going to edit and select.
2. or highlight the folder.
3. or hit the event library and choose import in the pop-up window.
4. Or Shortcut Shift +Command+I also works.
Now you can edit your SD/HD/4K MKV videos in Final Cut Pro on MacOS Sierra at ease. After that, share you edited videos from FCP on your mobile devices.