Transcode WMV to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6 on Mac

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Windows Media Video (WMV) is a file type which can contain video in one of several video compression formats developed by Microsoft. The original video compression format used in the file, also known as WMV, was originally designed for Internet streaming applications, as a competitor to RealVideo.

I’m a newbie using final cut pro and have a .wmv file that I would like to add chapters to and wanted to know what the best way to do it is. I’m assuming I’d have to convert the .wmv file to a .mov or .avi file in order to work with it in final cut pro but I’m not sure what the best way is to convert the file in a format that’ll work. I have the FCP studio version and am not sure if compressor can help with that? Any help would be greatly appreciated….

When you load WMV files into FCP X, you’ll be disappointed since Final Cut Pro natively doesn’t support the .wmv format. But, Final Cut Pro X/7/6 can’t support WMV video well, because WMV video codec is not good for editing in FCP on Mac, you may encounter WMV to FCP importing problems, or you can’t edit WMV smoothly in FCP X/7/6 on Mac. FCP best supported video codec is Apple ProRes codec, like Apple ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444, so the best choice to import WMV to FCP is to convert WMV to Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec, and then you can import WMV video files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without rendering, and then you can edit smoothly.

Here you can take a free trial on best WMV to ProRes Converter-UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, this software has optimized output format for Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec, it will convert WMV to Apple ProRes 422/4444 with best video and audio quality. Besides, you can transcode WMV to DNxHD for Avid, AIC codec for iMovie and Final Cut Express, or output to MKV, AVI, QuickTime MOV, MP4 and other formats.

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Simple guide for converting WMV to FCP ProRes 422/4444 for Mac

Step 1: After running this software, click “Add File” to batch import the WMV footage to the program.

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Step 2: From the drop-down list of “Profile”, choose “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 MOV” or Apple ProRes 4444 MOV as the output format.

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Step 3: Convert WMV to ProRes 422/4444 for FCP on Mac, at last step, hit “Start” icon to start the WMV to ProRes 422/4444 conversion. The whole process will take several minutes only. Then you can easily import generated WMV to FCP, iMovie, FCE for editing.

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