Jan 102013
 

Are you interested in some YouTube videos and want to edit in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Express? As we know, Final Cut Pro is a non-linear and non-destructive editing software application, it can only import non-destructive video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, and 2K film formats. YouTube videos downloaded in FLV, MP4 or WebM format will fail to add to Final Cut Pro. And YouTube videos downloaded in MP4 format can be import to Fincal Cut Express, any other format of YouTube videos downloaded will fail to add to Final Cut Express.

In order to easily and fast import YouTube video to Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express, we will need to download and convert YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express supported video format. This article includes a step-by-step guide to:

  • Download YouTube videos in FLV, even in 1080p/720p MP4 or WebM and convert YouTube videos to Final Cut Pro supported Apple ProRes, DV or AIC format for fast import YouTube to Final Cut Pro.
  • Download YouTube videos in FLV, even in 1080p/720p MP4 or WebM and convert YouTube videos to Final Cut Express supported MP4 format for easily add YouTube to Final Cut Express.

Step-by-Step guide to Download and convert YouTube to Import YouTube to Final Cut Pro/Express

PrePare: Free download YouTube to Final Cut Pro/Express Converter

Install and launch it.

Step 1: Download YouTube videos

In Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, click on the “Download” tab and use the built-in web browser to find and play the YouTube video you want to import to Final Cut Pro/Express. When “Download” icon appear on the top-right corner, click it to start download. The downloading status will show in the download task list.

Download YouTube to FCP/FCE

Step 2: Convert YouTube to Final Cut Pro/Express format video

When download is finished in step one, on the downloaded video, press Ctrl and click the mouse to open the context menu. Click “Convert to” option. You will be lead to the “Convert” tab.

In the “Convert” tab window, click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program’s pane, and then choose Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express supported video format.

To convert YouTube for import to Final Cut Pro, under “Editing” category, choose format output as “Final Cut Pro” or “ProRes”, “ProRes HQ”, “ProRes LT”

To convert YouTube for import to iMovie, under “Editing” category, just choose format output as “iMovie”

Choose FCP/FCE supported format

Step 3: Start YouTube to Final Cut Pro/Express conversion

When everything is set, just hit the “Convert” button on the bottom right of the program window to start converting YouTube to Final Cut Pro/Express

Convert YouTube to FCP/FCE format

Step 4: Import to add YouTube to Final Cut Pro/Express

Run Final Cut Pro/Express, then import the downloaded YouTube video to FCP by clicking File > Import > Files… at the top of the Final Cut Pro window.

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