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Thursday, April 10, 2014

WMV to ProRes Format For FCP X-Import and Load WMV videos to Final Cut Pro X for editing

Summary: WMV is a very popular video format developed by Microsoft. However, for Mac users, it’s a little bit head-scratching to edit WMV files with FCP or to import to iTunes because its compatibility with Mac system is not very satisfying. Here’s a fantastic iMovie Tutorial on using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to import windows movie video (.wmv) files into Mac Final Cut Pro X within 4 simple steps, check it out!

When you load WMV files into FCP X, you’ll be disappointed since Final Cut Pro natively doesn’t support the .wmv format. First of all, have a look at the related issues:

Q1: I'm a newbie using final cut pro and have a .wmv file that I would like to add chapters to and wanted to know what the best way to do it is. I'm assuming I'd have to convert the .wmv file to a .mov or .avi file in order to work with it in final cut pro but I'm not sure what the best way is to convert the file in a format that'll work. I have the FCP studio version and am not sure if compressor can help with that? Any help would be greatly appreciated....

Q2: I currently have final cut studio version and am trying to add chapters to a file that was given to me. However, the file is a wmv format, and I'm assuming I would need to convert it to a .mov file in order to work with it? What's the best way to convert a wmv to a file that can be used in final cut pro?

As you see, WMV is not supported by Final Cut Pro. But that doesn't mean there is no way to import WMV videos to FCP X for editing. Here the following article will introduce you a simple way to import and download WMV videos to Final Cut Pro X in a smooth workflow.

In order to achieve the goal, a professional WMV to FCP Converter becomes a must.

As a professional video resolution for Mac, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the best choice here. It is an all-in-one video converter on Mac OS X. It is able to convert WMV, VOB, MTS, MKV, AVI, MPG, etc files with high output video quality. With it, we can rewrap all video format files to Apple ProRes .mov for FCP X with fast encoding speed. Moreover, it provides video editing functions like cropping, trimming, adding special effect, etc, bring us a wonderful home movie as we want. Download Mac Video Converter and start the conversion.

Now following the guide below:

First, Launch the Mac ProRes Conversion program; click “Add” button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the files you want to convert. Or you can easily drag-and-drop files into this application for converting.

Tip: You can check the “Merge into one” box to merge several video files together for easier editing.

Secondly, Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as Final Cut Pro X compatible codec for editing AVI , WMV, MKV files in FCP X smoothly. ProRes 422(HQ), Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444, Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all the proper choice.

Thirdly, Tap “settings” to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Finally, Click the “Convert” button to start encoding WMV to ProRes MOV for FCP X right away. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the Open button to locate the output files and import to Final Cut Pro X for editing flawlessly.

Learn more:
Convert MPEG-2 to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X
How to Convert and Import FLV to Final Cut Pro
Play or copy WMV files on Kindle Fire HDX(7.0/8.9)
How to Convert and Import FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro
How to Convert WMV files for editing in iMovie
How to play MPG(MPEG) files on Mac(Mavericks)


  1. I often use Avdshare Video Converter to Convert WMV to Final Cut Pro supported video format liike Apple ProRes, DV etc efficiently and also to Convert FLV, AVI, MP4, VOB, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,  H.265, HEVC, WTV, RMVB or any other video format incompatible with Final Cut Pro to Final Cut Pro supported one.It is very good ,you can have a try,I hope this will help you.You can find it at http://www.avdshare.com/wmv-to-final-cut-pro-apple-prores-converter

  2. I find a workable method to import WMV, AVI, MPG, AVCHD, MKV, FLV to Final Cut Pro from https://www.idealshare.net/imovie-fcp/import-wmv-final-cut-pro.html