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  • Import AVI Files to FCPX?

  • Greg Ball

    March 1, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Everyone. I have a client with AVI video files. Is there a way bringing them into FCPX so I can edit them? Thanks so much!

  • Joe Marler

    March 2, 2021 at 11:44 am

    AVI is a container format which may contain various encoding formats. Some of those may be supported by FCP and others not. I have some 12-yr-old AVI files shot on a tape-based Panasonic DVX-100 using the DVCPro codec, originally captured from tape to file by Premiere Pro 5.0, and those files can be imported to FCP 10.5.1 today.

    If you are on the latest version of FCP and Apple Pro Video Formats, and it cannot import your AVI files, try transcoding those with Handbrake or the free version of Resolve.

  • Paul Carlin

    March 12, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Use the free version of Resolve to convert it to PR422HQ. DVCPro is the same codec as DV. Be sure to use the correct pixel aspect ratio. Your next question will be, “How do I deinterlace this?”

  • Mike Janowski

    March 17, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    In general, the advice here whether you’re using FCPx, Resolve or Premiere, is to TRANSCODE to a modern container, then edit.

  • Michiel de Leeuw van Weenen

    March 21, 2021 at 8:03 am

    If You dont have a good converter: upload avi to YouTube. Yt converts the footage to mp4 and simply download the YouTube mp4.

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