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Recently switched to Mac. Is it possible to fanedit?

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Title says it all. I’m not even sure where to start. I’ve been doing this for years on a windows pc but without virtualdub and eac3to.exe I’m kinda lost on how to get a .mkv into a working file format for Final Cut Pro. Is it possible or should I just install a windows VM and convert with that?

Thanks,

"You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could...you never stopped to think if you should." - Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park
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Use ffmpeg to change the container. You can install it with your favorite package manager or direct from their website, and then just do

ffmpeg -I path/to/input.mkv -c:v copy -c:a copy path/to/output.mov

If the streams are compatible, and they probably are, your QuickTime MOV file should import cleanly into FCPX.

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Don’t forget that at the moment, all current macs are also PCs. So if you really need, you can install a windows 10 partition and boot into windows on your mac. I use Parallels and it’s really fast and reliable for the windows software that I need to run in addition to my Mac software.

I have also worked with everything from SD to 4k dpx files on the mac, it’s my reliable machine of choice!

As for software, I keep getting more and more impressed the more I use DaVinci Resolve. If you’re working only up to 1080p, their free version can’t be beat. I do own the studio version, and it’s becoming the ideal tool for professional work across the board. (The only flaw, is that I wish it had many of the plugins of other apps, but this is quickly changing to include resolve as well.)

Best of luck!

CS

Before “Intentional Creative Decisions”!!! it was “…A certain point of view”???

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A bit off topic, sorry.
Are there suggestions for Linux users?
Or would answers be distro specific?