Convert YouTube video to Final Cut Pro editable format

This article shows you an easy way to convert YouTube video to FCP supported video files for smooth editing. 


Assume you’ve already known plenty about how to download a Youtube, but do you know how to drop YouTube videos into FCP or another video editor quickly and seamlessly. In this page, we will focus on the solution to importing YouTube video to Final Cut Pro for editing. 

Looking around, we found the most reliable and effective way edit YouTube files in FCP is to transcode them to a more editing-friendly format, such as Apple ProRes. This tutorial tells you how to convert YouTube videos like .flv to Final Cut Pro friendly formats. To get the work done, you can download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

This program can be used to convert any downloaded YouTube video like .FLV to Final Cut Pro compatible ProRes codec, which ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X, FCP 7. It can also be used to convert other kinds of formats to different one, like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, VOB, MOV, MP4 and more to various professional encoders- Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, DVCPRO, HDV, MPEG-2, etc. for importing and editing in iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and more with any compatibility issue. See how below about converting YouTube video to FCP format. 

Cuide: onvert and Import YouTube files to Final Cut Pro X 

1: Import YouTube files > Run YouTube video converter for Mac and load source video clips like .flv to it. 


2. Select FCP friendly format > Click the “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” category, choose Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as the output format. 


Tip: You can change the video settings like resolution, bitrate, frame rate in case you are not satisfied with the conversion result 

3: Start conversion > Click "Convert" button to start convert YouTube video to Final Cut Pro. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files for smooth editing. 

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