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How to Convert MKV to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for Final Cut Pro?

How to import MKV to Final Cut Pro X/7 for editing on Mac with best Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec?

November 14th, 2014 by

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Failed to import MKV to Final Cut Pro

I like editing videos with Final Cut Pro on my Mac to pursue better visual effects. However, I failed to import my MKV files to Final Cut Pro, I tried to using Perian in Quicktime, but it would take a very long time for the conversion, which is definitely beyond my patience. So how to import a MKV files to Final Cut Pro?

In order to solve this problem, I really have to know which format the Final Cut Pro is compatible with. Although I have used the Final Cut Pro for about two years, honestly, I just know Apple ProRes is totally compatible with Final Cut Pro. I checked the compatible formats with the Final Cut Pro, indeed the MKV is not among them.

A powerful application for Converting MKV to Apple ProRes

Now the method is clear: I need software to convert the MKV file to Apple ProRes file, after the conversion I import the Apple ProRes file to the Final Cut Pro, and then done, I could continue my video editing.

I have used some converters, the Bigasoft ProRes Converter for Mac is the best. Bigasoft ProRes Converter is advanced and simplified encoder, which can fast and easily convert video from any format like MKV, MTS, MOV, MP4, WMV, AVCHD, WebM, RMVB to lossy video compression format ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) for importing and editing in FCP 7/X.

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How to convert MKV to Apple ProRes step by step

Step 1  Add the MKV file to Bigasoft ProRes Converter for mac

Lunch Bigasoft ProRes Converter for mac, Click "Add files" icon to load your sources .mkv videos. Or find and selected the video file you want to convert, then drag and drop them to the software interface.

MKV to Apple ProRes converter

Step 2  Choose Apple ProRes 4444 as output format

Next, you should select an output format so the imported video will be converted to what you need. This Mac ProRes Converter comes with presets for main video editors for Mac, such as FCP, Premiere Pro, iMovie, Avid, FCE, etc. For converting video to ProRes 4444 on Mac, you can click "Profile", select "HD Video" then " ProRes Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)".

Step 3  Convert the MKV to ProRes Apple ProRes 4444

Click the "Convert" button and this Mac Apple ProRes converter will immediately start all video conversion tasks. After finished, click "Open Folder" icon. You will get the converted video and continue whatever you want with it.


I have used the Bigasoft ProRes Converter for mac several times, never failed me. Believe it or not, but you need a try on it.

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