How to import MPEG-2 to Final Cut Pro for editing
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How to import MPEG-2 to Final Cut Pro for editing

November 19, 2013 6:31 pm / Posted by to Video Editing
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MPEG-2 is a video compression format that reduces the size and data rate of video files. It is the standard used by DVD players. MPEG-2 reduces the files size by removing redundancy with-in frames and between groups of frames. It has three frames types they are grouped together in a unit know as GOP (Group Of Picture). The three frame types are I-frames (intra), P-frames (predicted), and B-frames (bi-directional).

Problem 1: I have mpeg-2 files that I must edit for my job. Streamclip will not convert it. Here are my computer specs:
Mac OS 10.6.2
Quicktime 7.6.3 AND QuickTime 10.0 (snow leopard version)
Final Cut Pro 7.0.1
QUESTION 1: Will "Mpeg2 Playback" solve this conversion problem?
QUESTION 2: If YES: Will the "Mpeg2 Playback" conversion be compatible with FCP for editing?
QUESTION 3: If YES: Does the Apple Store carry "Mpeg 2 Playback" software, or must i order it online?

Problem 2: Is there any way to edit MPEG 2 files in FCP 7 without having to convert them before import?
I'm curious as to whether I can download a CODEC that will allow me to edit MPEG 2 files in FCP.

Update: Doremisoft MPEG-2 to FCP Converter can help you to convert MPEG-2 files into FCP supported video file DV so that you can easily import MPEG-2 clip into FCP and edit MPEG-2 files with FCP free.

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Doremisoft MPEG-2 to Final Cut Pro Converter can also convert Camcorder video MPEG-2 files to most popular video formats, such as MOV, MP4,3GP, MPG, WMV, AVI, etc. And has the ability to transfer MPEG-2 files to iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, the like multimedia devices.Doremisoft Video Converter Mac is also a perfect MPEG-2 Video Editor Mac, able to edit MPEG-2 files easily on Mac OS X.

Three steps will finish the MPEG-2 to FCP conversion, please follow the instruction

1

Add MPEG-2 videos

Click the “Add File” button to select the MPEG-2 videos from your hard drive to Mac video converter.

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2

Select DV as the output format

Move your mouse cursor to Common Video and select an DV video format as the target formats.

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3

Convert MPEG-2 to FCP

Click on the Start button to start converting MPEG-2 to FCP.

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