"I have an mpeg file with the file extension .mpg and Final Cut Pro will not open it. I try importing it and I get this error window with a white exclamation mark in a red stop sign and the box says: File Error: 1 file(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown. Is their a conflict with the .mpg file? Do you think the person who captured the original video footage did something to the file? Thanks for any help."
You will probably face the same problem when you try to transfer MPG files to Final Cut Pro for editing. Because Final Cut Pro natively can't edit MPG/MPEG files. If you want to import MPG to Final Cut Pro, it is advised to convert MPG files to Final Cut Pro compatible MOV or MPG files.
Don't worry, the problem can be easily be solved using MPG to Final Cut Pro Converter which is specailly developed to help convert MPG/MPEG files to Final Cut Pro readable MOV or MPG files. Besides, it is also able to convert other videos like AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MXF, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, TOD etc to Final Cut Pro accepted videos.
Step by step to convert MPG files to Final Cut Pro
Step 1: Load MPG files
You can drag and drop MPG video clips to MPG to Final Cut Pro Converter. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files"
Step 2: Choose Final Cut Pro as the output format
You do not need to bother to choose one of Final Cut Pro compatible formats as the output format. For you convenience, the Mac app has already preset FCP as the output format for you. you can find it in the format tray.
Step 3: Convert MPG to Final Cut Pro
Click "Convert" button to begin Final Cut Pro Mac conversion. After that, you can easily import MPG files to Final Cut Pro without any problem.