If you were given some video clips that were captured in Apple ProRes, but only owned Final Cut Express (doesn't support ProRes), would you have any way to convert them, so you could work with them?When I play them back in FCE, Quicktime or QuickLook, I get audio-only.They play back in VLC, I also get audio-only,but I can't find a way to convert them.
Many people happened this problem and complained Apple with its "Friendly" software for such read-only codec for each software. As we know that Apple ProRes (such as the standard Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy), Apple ProRes 4444) is designed for fabulous video editing with highest quality on Final Cut Pro to make the most of the source video. And FCE donesn't support Prores, So if you want to import Prores video clips on FCE, you want to convert Prores to FCE AIC (Apple Intermediate codec ).
Below is the fast step-by-step guide for you if you face problem import Prores to FCE on Mac and would like to get AIC as the high quality Prores video for FCE on Mac.
Step 1. Load ProRes videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
After copying ProRes videos to Apple hard drive, just run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the ProRes Converter, and click the Add button to load apple prores .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose Intermediate Codec AIC MOV for Final Cut Express 4.
Click the Format option and choose QuickTime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) Video (*.mov) as output video format. To get high quality video, you can click the Settings button and make sure the original option is used for the Bit rate option.
Step 3. Convert Apple ProRes MOV files to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) MOV.
Click the convert button under the preview window and the conversion from ProRes files to Apple compatible Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) mov videos for FCE 4 starts immediately.
When the conversion is finished, you can edit high quality videos from Final Cut Pro ProRes to Final Cut Express AIC on Mac.
Tips: The output AIC mov also can import iMovie for editing,Quicktime Player for playback with video and audio synchronization. If you want to playback in VLC Media Player with sync video and audio, you can choose H.264 MP4 , Divx as output video format.