Do I need to convert Canon 70D MOV to ProRes for FCP X?

Summary: If you are facing issues while importing Canon 70D MOV video files to FCP X for editing, you may wish to read this article. It displays a workflow guide between Canon 70D and FCP X, and explains how to convert EOS 70D MOV footage to Apple ProRes for use in FCP X with optimum performance.

eos 70dDo I need to convert Canon EOS 70D MOV to ProRes for FCP X?
“Hi, guys, would you please help. I’ve had a trouble finding something that could convert my Canon 70D .mov files. I’m a Final Cut Pro X user and like it as an edit package. However, it seems that I can not get FCP X to work with MOV files shot on my recently purchased Canon 70D camera smoothly. I tried to find out a solution to fix my issue via Google, and somebody in a forum told me that I needed to convert my 70D H.264 footage to ProRes before editing. Is this true? If so, can anybody recommend a workable video converter for me? After trying a few video converters I got so frustrated because those converters have problems one or another – terrible quality, bad audio and video sync… Help please!”

Yes, if you have issues while editing Canon 70D MOV movies in FCP X, it’s wise to trancode them to ProRes before editing. That’s because ProRes is FCP X’s native editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well without a glitch. To process Canon 70D MOV to ProRes conversion, third party software is required. Considering the ease of use and optimal output quality, we would recommend Video Converter for Mac.

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Canon 70D Video to ProRes Converter
Working excellently as a Canon 70D Video Converter, this program comes with very clear interface, which makes the whole conversion process seem very straightforward.

Canon 70D and FCP X workflow – how to encode 70D MOV to ProRes for use in FCP X?

To do this:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon 70D Video to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
convert EOS 70D MOV footage to Apple ProRes

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is workable in FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7.
importing Canon 70D MOV video files to FCP X
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.

This Mac Canon Video to FCP converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.

Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

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 EOS 70D MOV video to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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