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How to Import iTunes M4V to Final Cut Pro for Editing

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
LAST UPDATED: Jan. 15, 2017
Have you got problems when trying to transfer iTunes M4V video files into Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac? For example:

"I am trying to edit my M4V files in Final Cut Pro X, but it says that the M4V format is not supported by the FCP. Is there any software out there that can help me import iTunes M4V files into Final Cut Pro X? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks in advance!"


M4V to Final Cut Pro/Express Problem

From the Apple Final Cut Pro X official product page you will see the information that FCP only support limited video codecs and formats, for example, MP4, MOV, AVI, Apple Animation codec, DVCPRO HD, H.264, HDV, iFrame, QuickTime formats, XF-AVC, etc. And it's obvious that M4V video format is not supported by Final Cut Pro X. So you are not able to import or edit M4V files with FCP X smoothly due to the compatibility issue.

Final Cut Pro vs. Final Cut Express

Final Cut Express is an affordable video editor that offers people with advanced video editing techniques and almost every feature a serious video editor would need. With Final Cut Express, you won't need to worry about creative options or a lack of supported formats. It also comes with "LiveType", which allows you to make cool animated titles for your videos.


Final Cut Pro is the big brother of Final Cut Express. In addition to the easy-to-use editing tools that are available in Final Cut Express, FCP offers heavyweight editing tools that the editing professionals can use to create commercial video projects. Its enhanced editing tools include Cinema Tools, Multicam Editing, Batch Capturing, Included Soundtrack, etc.


How to Import iTunes M4V into FCP for Editing?

You will need to convert M4V video files to the best supported video format for Final Cut Pro X/Express such as MP4 before transferring the M4V video to FCP. iTunes M4V Converter is a professional M4V to MP4 converter which provides you with the best solution to accomplish the M4V to MP4 conversion. iTunes M4V Converter is able to crack DRM protection from iTunes purchased and rented movies, music videos and TV shows and convert them to MP4, which is a popular video format supported by a large number of media players and devices.

iTunes M4V Converter – M4V to MP4 Converter for Mac

With this iTunes M4V Converter, you can easily transcode M4V to MP4 format for Final Cut Pro X/Final Cut Express. After the conversion, you can easily import M4V to FCP.

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Step 1. Run iTunes M4V Converter for Mac

Download this program on your Mac, install and launch it.

Run iTunes M4V Converter

Step 2. Add iTunes M4V Movies

Tap on the "Add Files" button to import iTunes movies/TV shows from iTunes library to the program. After that, select the iTunes movies you like to convert and click on "Add" button.

Add iTunes M4V Movies

Note: You can select and keep the audio tracks and subtitles you like from the given options. If you don't do it manually, this program will preserve all original subtitles and audio tracks by default.

Add iTunes M4V Movies

Step 3. Convert M4V to MP4

Now click on "Convert" to begin the conversion. When the conversion is finished, you can find the converted files on "History" tab.

Convert M4V to MP4

Now you can import the iTunes movies into Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express/Final Cut Pro X or any other video editing program to edit and produce your own video. Have fun!

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