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


Add MPEG-2 videos

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

import video into fcp


Select DV as the output format

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

output dv for fcp


Convert MPEG-2 to FCP

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

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