What Kinds of Audio File Formats Can Be Imported?
Final Cut Pro allows you to directly import any audio file format compatible with
QuickTime. However, only uncompressed file formats should be used for editing.
Recommended Audio File Formats
For best performance, use one of the following uncompressed audio file formats when
editing in Final Cut Pro:
Â AIFF or AIFC
Â WAVE or Broadcast Wave Format (BWF)
Â Sound Designer II
Â Single-track or multitrack QuickTime movies containing uncompressed audio
Natively, Final Cut Pro captures to QuickTime movie files with one or more audio tracks.
Audio File Formats That Require Real-Time Processing for Playback
The following formats should be avoided for editing in Final Cut Pro:
Â MP3, AAC, and Apple Lossless Codec
Â QuickTime movies containing compressed audio, such as MPEG-4 and H.264 files
Â Multiplexed video and audio streams such as MPEG-2 program streams and DV
Stream files (this format is created by iMovie during capture)
Importing Media Files into Your Project