Came upon issues importing Canon 5D Mark III footage to FCP 7 via Log & Transfer? No worry, read this post to discover tricks for converting 5D Mark III H.264 MOV files to ProRes for use in Final Cut Pro.
Having trouble importing 5D MK 3 to FCP 7, how to fix that?
“Hi, there, I still edit in FCP 7 and I have trouble importing files into FCP 7 through Log & Transfer from my new Canon 5D Mark III. I’ve download the latest and greatest EOS plug-in, but it didn’t work. I attempted to open files in Log & Transfer and after lengthy attempt to open, FCP 7 crashed. Any ideas? Can someone please guide me through this? Thanks.
The Canon Mark III is incompatible with FCP’s Log and Transfer. That’s mainly because FCP 7 was discontinued before that camera came out, so the EOS plugin not work for that model. If you are starting to run into the issue as mentioned above, you’ll have to use alternate means of transcoding. HD Video Converter for Mac will do the trick. It is able to convert 5D Mark 3 MOV footage to ProRes for use in FCP 7 easily and directly. Read on to discover a simple guide on how to transcode 5D Mark 3 MOV to FCP 7 editable ProRes codec.
[Guide] How to encode 5D Mark 3 MOV to ProRes for FCP 7 editing?
Download, install and run HD Video Converter for Mac, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional 5D Mark III to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP 7
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP 7 and its most recent version FCP X. When loading them into Final Cut, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon 5D MK 3 MOV video to ProRes conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro 7 with optimum performance.
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