Sony ILX-LR1 users are puzzeled by one thing that some files with MP4 file extension can’t be imported into Final Cut Pro. Although Apple claims that Final Cut Pro offer native support for MP4 format, you may still meet the error messages like, “File format not supported”, “Unsupported format or damaged file”, “The file has no audio or video streams” and “Codec missing or unavailable”. Or Final Cut Pro only import audio from Sony ILX-LR1 files for you.
MP4 files, which may be from different sources, such as from some video editing software, or from different cameras, have different codec inside. If you are currently using an older version of theFinal Cut Pro, maybe an upgrade of the Final Cut Pro version could help. What if you still can’t import your Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 files to Final Cut Pro with many unsuccessful attempts? Don’t worry! There is an easy solution to resolve the MP4 and Final Cut Pro importing problems – converting the problematic Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 to ProRes or something that Final Cut Pro natively supports.
Why some Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 files can’t be imported into Final Cut Pro?
There are two possible reasons that may cause file import error: your MP4 video file got problem, your Final Cut Pro software got problem, or your computer got problem. To pin down what exactly goes wrong, you need to do the troubleshooting one by one.
Possible reason 1. Wrong settings in Final Cut Pro
If all files with .mp4 extension can’t be imported into Final Cut Pro, while all others in MOV, MKV, AVI, etc load correctly, there might be setting mistakes in your Final Cut Pro. To fix the problem, try restart Final Cut Pro, computer or renderer, or update Final Cut Pro or Graphics Drive to have a try.Possible reason 2. Make sure you are not importing a corrupted MP4 file to Final Cut Pro.
Can any other video player play your Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 file? If it could, then your file is not broken. If your MP4 file is not corrupt and the Final Cut Pro can import any other MP4 files except for the very one, your Sony ILX-LR1 video codec may not compatible with Final Cut Pro, you’ll need to >re-encode Sony ILX-LR1 file >100% Working Solution to Fix “Final Cut Pro Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 File Import Failure” Issue:
Transcode unrecognized Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 to Final Cut Pro supported format.
If you’ve tried lots of unsuccessful ways, it’s probably caused by the Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 codec incompatibility or missing issues. And transcoding should be the most efficient yet easiest solution to fix “can’t import MP4 to Final Cut Pro” error. The process is fairly easy as long as you have such a easy-to-use yet powerful tool – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. It is able to work with various MP4 files, no matter what codecs are wrapped in and no matter what devices record.
Free download Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 to Final Cut Pro Converter
With it, you can easily convert any Final Cut Pro incompatible media including but not limited to MP4, MXF, MTS, MOV to a format that that works natively within the latest Final Cut Pro 10.6.10 or lower version. ProRes preserves the best image quality and provides better performance when editing in Final Cut Pro, so you can transcode Sony ILX-LR1 H.264/H.265/MPEG-4/XAVC HS/XAVC S footage to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Step-by-step Guide: How to Re-encode Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 to Final Cut Pro Supported Codec/Format
The below guide takes Video Converter for Mac screenshots for example.
Step 1. Download and launch Acrok Video Converter for Mac on your computer. Click "Add File" to import your Sony ILX-LR1 MP4 video. Dragging and droppping works too.
Step 2. Click the "Format" bar at the bottom. Choose a format preset that Final Cut Pro can support. And MOV (encoded by Apple ProRes) from "Final Cut Pro" category is recommended.
Step 3. Hit "Convert" and it will begin fast video decoding, conversion and processing your Sony ILX-LR1 video at one go.
After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the "Open" button and then you can import the result files to Final Cut Pro without any trouble.