Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is a means of digitally storing audio and video media content in a file for playback. AVI-formatted files employ the file extension .avi. The header portion of the AVI-formatted file provides details about the file contents, such as width, height, and frame rate, while the chunks of information store the actual audio and video data. A key advantage of AVI format is its ability to be played on the majority of computers worldwide. Maybe you have got some AVI videos and wanted to import AVI to FCP X/7/6 for editing on Mac, since the AVI video codec is not well supported by FCP X/7/6, the best way to edit AVI in FCP X/7/6 on Mac is to convert AVI to Apple ProRes 422 codec.
Apple ProRes 422 is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production. It was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2 and is comparable to Avid’s DNxHD codec which has the same purpose and uses similar bit rates. Both are DCT basedintra-frame-only codecs, and are therefore simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264. FCP 6/7, FCP X is Mac based editing software which supports transcoding AVI/HD AVI videos to Apple ProRes for further editing.
So the program you need is a great aPubsoft Video to Apple ProRes 422 Converter, which will convert AVI/HD AVI to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X on Mac with best video and audio quality, perfect video and audio synchronization, and nearly all the video formats are supported, including MKV, MVI, VOB, F4V, SWF, AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, FLV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MXF, Canon camcorder recordings, Sony/Panasonic recordings, etc.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert AVI/HD AVI to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6.
Step 1. Free download this best AVI/HD AVI to Apple ProRes 422 converter.
Download, Install and run aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac, you will see the main interface of this AVI/HD AVI to prores 422 codec mov conversion software.
Step 2. Import AVI/HD AVI files to aPubsoft ProRes Converter for Mac.
Run aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best AVI/HD AVI to FCP ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load AVI/HD AVI videos. You may also directly drag and drop the AVI/HD AVI video to application UI for importing files.
Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro – Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac AVI/HD AVI to FCP 6/7/X Converter will convert AVI/HD AVI to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.
Step 4. Convert AVI/HD AVI video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac AVI/HD AVI to FCP Converter will start the conversion from AVI/HD AVI to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.
After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores MOV to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X without rendering for editing.
1. If you would like to edit AVI/HD AVI with FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert AVI/HD AVI to ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, DNxHD MOV, H.264 MOV, etc on Mac.
2. If you want to convert AVI/HD AVI to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP, etc, please use aPubsoft Windows AVI/HD AVI Video Converter.