Best way to import YouTube Video to Final Cut Pro on Mavericks

John Salley

Sep 05, 2014 08:39 am / Posted by John Salley to Apple, Editor, Final Cut Studio, Video

Nowadays, there are a lot of wonderful videos on YouTube that either keep you roaring with laughter or touch your heart deeply. To make these videos more stylish, you might have tried to edit them in your favorite video editing software – the Final Cut Pro on Mavericks before sharing with friends. But it stuck in the very beginning – import.

import YouTube Video to fcp

As we know, Final Cut Pro supports for QuickTime video formats up to HD resolutions, but not Youtbe FLV. But that doesn’t mean there is no way to import YouTube videos to FCP 6/7/X to edit. If you’ve already downloaded the YouTube videos on your hard drive, here the following article will introduce the way to convert downloaded YouTube videos using VLC or other free tools to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X (Mavericks included) for editing.

At first, we recommend this YouTube to FCP Converter for Mac which is your ultimate solution to convert YouTube video to FCP native Apple Prores codec on Mac OS (Mavericks supported) with ease. Thereafter, you can edit the video downloaded from YouTube on your terrific FCP 6/7/X. Below is the getting started guide for this program. Follow up to convert YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro friendly formats.

How to import YouTube Video to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X (Mavericks included)

Step 1. Add YouTube videos to the application.

Download and install Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, click “Add video” to load individual Youtube flv videos; or click “Add from folder” to load the entire folder. Or simply dragging & dropping them into the program.

Convert Youtube flv video to FCP

Step 2. Set output format as FCP compatible video.

Click “Format” and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the most compatible codec for FCP editing.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

fcp best format

Step 3. Start converting YouTube video to FCP 6/7/X on Mavericks.

You can begin to convert YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro by hitting “Convert” button on the right bottom of the program.

Step 4. Import YouTube video into FCP.

Affter conversion, go to “Open” button to locate the generated .mov videos and import them to Final Cut Pro for editing.

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