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How to Make ISO Files Work in Final Cut Pro X/7/6

ISO, short for International Organization for Standardization, is a sector-by-sector copy of the data on an optical disc, known as a disc image archive file format that is very popular and widely-used due to being supported by many applications. However, it is difficult for NLEs including FCP to extract its main file for editing in that an ISO image contains all contents of the disc, such as menu navigation, the main movie, every single track and information about the structure of the disc. This article will teach you how to edit ISO image in FCP without problem.

To transfer DVD ISO movies to FCP for editing, you'd better convert ISO to FCP compatible video formats first with a powerful third party program. Here the best DVD ripper for Mac from Brorsoft Studio is highly recommended to help you rip ISO format to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac OS X (Yosemite included) within several clicks. What's more, besides ISO image, it also supports transcoding DVD/DVD folder into common video formats for playing on portable devices or editing in NLEs, like iMovie, Avid, Premiere .etc. Now, download the program and then check out the steps below to finish the conversion.

Free download ISO to FCP Converter:

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How to Convert DVD ISO for Editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6

Step 1. Load ISO file

Install and run the Mac DVD to FCP Converter to load the original ISO image. DVD disc/DVD folder as well as IFO files are also supported here.


Step 2. Set output format

Clicking "Format" bar and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format from the "Final Cut Pro" category which can be the most compatible video format for FCP.

Tip: FCP 7 and above user can choose ProRes 422(LT)/ProRes 444/ProRes 422(Proxy) to meet your own demands.


Tip: Click "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.

Step 3: Start Conversion

Tap the "Convert" button to start encoding ISO to ProRes for FCP. After the conversion, you can get the encoded file via "Open" panel. Now, you are able to open the transcoded ISO files in FCP for further editing without any issue.

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