Import MKV to Final Cut Pro X Directly with ProRes Codec
You may get a lot of MKV files downloaded online or ripped from Blu-rays. When editing these MKV videos with Final Cut Pro on Mac, you'll often run into troubles like import error, poor color or quality. Actually, MKV is not an ideal format for editing purpose. FCP lacks support for MKV. Instead, raw clips like Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) perform much better. Thus, it's not optional but a must to decode your MKV to Final Cut Pro favorite ProRes codec if you want to achieve the best results. Here is a full guide on how to convert MKV to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X.
In order to transcode MKV files to ProRes, a third party program is required. Here you can adopt Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to fulfill your task. This Mac video converter offers an optimized preset ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro for easy access. Besides transcoding MKV to FCP supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the video quality, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MOV, WebM, MPG, M2TS, VOB, etc. to iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc natively supported video formats with fast encoding speed. See how below about converting MKV files to Final Cut Pro format.
Download MKV to ProRes Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Full Guide: Transcode MKV Files to Final Cut Pro for Editing
1. Install the program on Mac and run it. Click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import .mkv video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
2. Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP, so that you can edit your original MKV video in Final Cut Pro perfectly.
Tip: You also can click "Settings" to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
3. Click the "Convert" icon, and the MKV to FCP Converter will start converting MKV to ProRes .mov for FCP X on Mac.
After the conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files..., and browse to where you save the converted MKV clips to. Now you can start fun away with editing MKV video in Final Cut Pro X without hassle.