Bevan, a recently graduated independent filmmaker in South Africa asks… “Apart from frantically finding out where i fit in in this world, I am trying to import flv files into final cut pro or find a way to convert them into something that final cut pro is happy with.”
You cannot import FLV files into Final Cut Pro. But what you can do is download Perian, a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats. It will allow you to transfer a flv file into a Quicktime file among many other formats. Check this list out.
Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional Media Types:
- AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats
- MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio
- AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3
- Subtitle support for SSA and SRT
Another great application to add to this is MPEG Streamclip. If you download this freeware application you can open unprotected DVD files and transfer them to many codecs as well as dropping almost any file and converting it to another codec. To transfer a FLV file to Quicktime just open the application and drop the FLV file on the program and then go into the menu and convert it to whatever you need. You have to download and install Perian before you can do FLV in MPEG Streamclip.
One last thing, you can upload a FLV file to ZAMZAR and they can convert the image for you. Check them out.
Good Luck Bevan, the world is yours to explore.