"I'd like to be able to download a newscast from YouTube at its best quality, import it into FCP for edits, recompress as H.264 and upload new video. My goal is to use some quotes from the presidential campaign within a documentary type piece. Is it even possible to download videos from YouTube? Any advice?"

Final Cut Pro, also known as FCP, accepts the QuickTime compatible formats. In order to edit YouTube video in FCP, you need to download and convert YouTube video to Final Cut Pro compatible format. While there are quite a few YouTube to Final Cut Pro Video converters available, it’s not easy to find the best one with the highest efficiency. It is very easy and fast to download YouTube video to play on Final Cut Pro using iFunia YouTube Downloader Mac.

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Step 1: Run iFunia YouTube Downloader Mac and Add YouTube Video URLs

Download iFunia YouTube Downloader Mac and install it on your Mac. Search for the video you like on YouTube. Drag and drop its thumbnail to the app’s interface. You can also copy the video’s link, and the link will be automatically pasted at the URL box. If you need to download two or more videos at the same time, you can use the batch download feature by adding their URLs.

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Step 2: Start Downloading YouTube Videos to Final Cut Pro

Here’s the second step, which is also very easy. As long as you’ve added the desired URLs, the app will offer all the video formats and resolutions available for download. In case you don’t know, you can use YouTube Downloader Mac to download high quality Full HD 1080p YouTube videos. Just choose Final Cut Pro supported formats as the output format. The next thing is to click the arrow down icon to download.

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Final Cut Pro Supported Video Formats

Apple Animation codec
Apple Intermediate codec
Apple ProRes (all versions)
AVCHD (including AVCCAM, AVCHD Lite, and NXCAM)
AVC-ULTRA (including AVC-LongG, AVC-Intra Class 50/100/200/4:4:4, and AVC-Intra LT)
DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50)
Motion JPEG (OpenDML only)
QuickTime formats
Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2
Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2
XAVC (including XAVC-S)


This YouTube to Final Cut Pro video downloader is specifically designed for Mac OS users, including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc. When the YouTube to Final Cut Pro Mac conversion is done, you can upload the YouTube videos to FCP and create your own masterpiece!

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