Ingest MKV to FCP X/Apple TV for Editing and Playing

Can’t ingest MKV to FCP X/Apple TV or other Apple products? Want to edit MKV in FCP X and play MKV on Apple TV? In cases like these, you can convert MKV to FCP X best supported ProRes. For Apple TV, you can convert MKV to MP4 because the MP4 format is accepted by Apple stuffs. 

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Using a Mac and got some MKV footages? Do you want to make your own masterpieces? You can try by editing your files, like MKV/HD MKV files, on Final Cut Pro X. FCP X is famous for its powerful editing features, it is the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7 and it was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. When you encounter issues of importing MKV to FCP X, you may know that MKV is not compatible with FCP X. Get disappointed? Don’t worry! You can achieve your goal by converting MKV to Apple ProRes codec. You may ask “why?”. Searching on FCP official website, we know Apple ProRes codec is best accepted by Final Cut Pro

What about MKV to other Apple stuffs? How about playing MKV on Apple TV? Apple TV is gorgeous because it can be an online streaming resource as well as local source streaming player. There is over 13 million shipment volume yearly of Apple TV for all over the world. People getting to use to stream videos from Mac to big screen, having Apple TV in hands means you can mirror everything in Mac to Apple TV seamlessly. Can Apple TV hold or play MKV videos? The answer is, disappointed, that it should, but not truly can. If you have searched the Apple TV official website, we will find that the biggest limitation of Apple TV is the lack of format support like MKV. Thus, here we need a way to convert MKV codec to others suitable for Apple TV. 

Compared with others, fortunately, we have found the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which has the strong ability of converting MKV files well. It can convert MKV to ProRes for FCP X editing. Meanwhile, it also can convert MKV to MP4 for Apple TV flawlessly playing. Besides, this program offers quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos MKV as well as Xvid, DivX, MOV, MTS, TiVo, VOB and etc. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. Barely several steps are enough. 

Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process: 

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your MKV videos. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button. 


Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec”, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format. 


Tip 1: Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) have smaller sizes. You can choose according to your requirement. 

Tip 2: For playing MKV on Apple TV, you’d better hit the “Format” bar and choose “Apple TV>>Apple TV H.264 (*.m4v)” as output format. 

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need. 

Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work. 

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit MKV in FCP X and play MKV on Apple TV without any hassles. 

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