Supported media formats

You can import and work with the following video, audio, and still-image formats in Final Cut Pro:

Video formats

  • Apple Animation codec

  • Apple Intermediate codec

  • Apple ProRes (all versions)

  • AVCHD (including AVCCAM, AVCHD Lite, and NXCAM)

  • AVC-ULTRA (including AVC-LongG and AVC-Intra Class 50/100/200/4:4:4)

  • DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50)

  • DVCPRO HD

  • H.264

  • HDV

  • iFrame

  • Motion JPEG (OpenDML only)

  • MPEG IMX (D-10)

  • QuickTime formats

  • REDCODE RAW (R3D)

  • Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2

  • Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2

  • XAVC (including XAVC-S)

  • XDCAM HD/EX/HD422

  • XF-AVC 8-bit 4:2:2

Audio formats

Still-image formats

  • BMP

  • GIF

  • JPEG

  • PNG

  • PSD (static and layered)

  • RAW

  • TGA

  • TIFF

Container formats

  • 3GP

  • AVI

  • MOV (QuickTime)

  • MP4

  • MTS/M2TS

  • MXF

For information about formats you can export your movie to, see Supported export formats.