How to Convert MPG/MPEG into FCE on a Mactonish?

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Q1: I have several video files from a Sony camera that I have placed on an external hard drive. The files are .mpg. How do I import these files into FCE?

Q2: I just upgraded to Mavericks because of this advice (and it was about time), but I don’t see any of these Services options when I right click. I have a mpg on my Desktop that is playable through Quicktime, etc., but won’t go into iTunes, FCE, or iPhoto…

MPG is one of file extensions for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 audio and video compression which has become the most widely playable lossy audio/video format. However, MPG videos are well supported by Windows other than Mac owing to codec problem. Thus you will encounter problems with importing MPG videos into FCE for further editing.

MPEG, as the most popular video format, is widely used. The MPEG files are compressed to allow users to download the files more quickly without sacrificing much of the picture quality in the video itself. However, the users met the problem while importing MPEG videos to FCE for further editing.

According to the Apple official website, FCE doesn’t support MPG/MPEG format. In other words, you are unable to locate your MPG/MPEG files into FCE directly. You need to find another way to perform the task. As we all know, the most compatible video codec for FCE is AIC, then transocoding MPG/MPEG files to AIC MOV with a third party program is an easy way to edit MPG/MPEG videos in FCE.

To fulfill your task, you can just get UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac, a powerful video converter, editor and player. It offers an optimized preset Apple Intermediate Codec .mov for FCE for easy access. Besides transcoding MPG/MPEG to FCE supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the video quality, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MXF, Canon/Nikon DLSR MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, M2TS, VOB, etc. to FCE natively supported video formats on Mac OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) with fast encoding speed. See how below about converting MPG/MPEG files to FCE format.

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How to Convert MPG/MPEG to AIC MOV for FCE Editing on Mac?

Step 1: Locate the original MPG/MPEG file

Download and run MPG/MPEG to MOV Converter on Mac, and then click the “Add” button to import the MPG/MPEG videos to the program. (Drag and Drop is also an convenient way to load the videos.)

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Step 2: Set AIC MOV output format

Click the format column to select output format “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as the best compatible video format for FCE. And you can convert MPG/MPEG to iMovie on Mac.


Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3: Start MPG/MPEG to FCE Conversion

Click the “Convert” icon on the main interface, the conversion MPG/MPEG to AIC MOV for FCE will be completed soon.

After conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with FCE effortlessly. Now you can import and edit MPG/MPEG files in FCE smoothly.

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