Question:I have a really quick question I was hoping someone could answer for me, I have a small HD camcorder that outputs files 1280x720 at 29.97fps in h.264 (.MOV AAC Stereo 48.000kHZ) format. Now I would like to take the clips and edit them but I know that they have to be in an editable format, so my question is using either the export in Quicktime Pro, Visualhub or even some import method in FCP/FCE what would be the best format to convert to?
The simple answer to importing H.264 MOV files into Final Cut Pro is that you cannot do so without first converting it. This is an easy process, and you will likely want to convert MOV files to MP4 as long as they are not DRM. To do this, you will want to use an outside video compression program, and one that is built to convert MOV files to MP4 right from the start.
Doremisoft MOV to FCP Converter can help you to convert MOV files into FCP supported video file DV so that you can easily import MOV clip into FCP and edit MOV files with FCP free. Doremisoft MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter can also convert Camcorder video MOV files to most popular video formats, such as MOV, MP4,3GP, MPG, WMV, AVI, etc. And has the ability to transfer MOV files to iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, the like multimedia devices.
Doremisoft Video Converter Mac is also a perfect MOV Video Editor Mac, able to edit MOV files easily on Mac OS X.
Three steps will finish the MOV to FCP conversion, please follow the instruction
Click the “Add File” button to select the MOV videos from your hard drive to Mac video converter.
Move your mouse cursor to Common Video and select an DV video format as the target formats.
Click on the Start button to start converting MOV to FCP.
Import to Final Cut Pro
Once the converted file is exported from Doremisoft MOV to FCP Converter, you will want to import it into Final Cut Pro to make sure that it has transferred over correctly. There are times that this can be an issue, especially around audio, so you want to check it as soon as it has finished. In general, you should have a comparable file and you can go ahead and work with it in your editing process just as you would with the MOV file. You should test it out before you set a batch of MOV files to convert to MP4.