Have problems importing AVI files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for some editing, you're in the right place. The rest of this article will provide some effective solutions for you.
In fact, Final Cut Pro only reads AVI that both the audio and the video were compressed by using a codec that FCP can recognize. If your AVI video files are not imported, it's because of the codec used to create the AVI file is not supported by Final Cut Pro X/7/6. To sovle FCP X/7/6 and AVI editing issue, you can convert AVI to Final Cut Pro native ProRes format via a third party video converter. Here, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended to do the job. With it, you can quickly and losslessly convert AVI to ProRes for FCP X/7/6 smooth editing on Mac (macOS High Sierra included). The program is also able to convert H.265 to other professional codecs like Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, DNxHD for Avid MC, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, and various non-linear editing systems (NLE).
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Guide: Transcode and Convert AVI to ProRes for FCP X/7/6
Mac Version Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate taken as example, Windows Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Mac platform .exe files cannot be installed on Windows OS – and vice versa. Step 1. Load AVI Videos
Install and launch the AVI to FCP Video Converter, simply click “Load File” to load your AVI videos to the program.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click "format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing AVI files in FCP X/7/6 smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are also the proper choices.
Step 3. Start Converting AVI Files
Click the "Convert" button to start encoding AVIto ProRes MOV for FCP X/7/6 at once. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the Open button to locate the output files and import the converted AVI files to FCP X/7/6 for editing with ease.