Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Make Divx videos Accepted by FCP on Mac

Any idea on editing Divx videos in FCP on Mac when you got some footage shot by Divx camera? Let’s start the talking here!

Failed to import DivX encoded files to Final Cut Pro for smooth editing? Never mind if you have known clearly about the specialty of Divx videos and the editing software FCP for a first preparation.

Do you know what does Divx format mean?
Divx Media Format, DMF, is a media container format used for the MPEG-4 Part 2 codec. Divx has defined profiles which are subsets of MPEG-4/AVI and H.264/Matroska standards. So Divx has three kinds of file extensions: .avi, .divx and .mkv for different purposes---from the introduction of Divx on Wikipedia.

Relationship between Divx files and FCP---Incompatible
For all the Apple fans know that FCP has its own several Apple ProRes Codec types, Divx is such a non-native format for FCP. So now we are facing the question how to do the conversion from Divx to Apple ProRes codec mov. 

Any suggestions to overcome the task above?
It’s not easy taking all the noteworthy products on the internet and narrowing them down to a list of high-quality Mac converters. But there is still one great app---Divx to FCP Converter for Mac. specially designed for editing software and other HD videos, you can select the optimized preset for Final Cut Pro as your output format directly without setting the detailed figures of the files by yourself. Easy operation to finish Divx to FCP conversion and transfer files into FCP as the following:

As the description below: Download the program and ‘Add video’ or ‘Add from folder’ to load your Divx files. Click "format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing DivX AVI in FCP smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice.

Want more settings for your output videos? Back to the interface and go to the ‘Settings’ for advanced adjustment, if you want to preserve the high quality, you may go to the video Size as ‘1920*1080’, bitrates as ‘high quality’ and frame rate as’29.97’. Well, you can also select the items by yourself.

Additional Tips: Before the conversion, you can edit the DivX videos as well. With the ‘Editor’ button, you can cut the video clip you want with ‘Trim’, ‘Crop’ to drop off the unwanted edges or ‘add subtitles’ to do some explanation for the audience, etc.

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