Came upon issues editing Canon EOS 77D footage in FCP X? How can I expect a fluid workflow between Canon EOS 77D and FCP X? Read this post to learn a workaround to handle EOS 77D videos in FCP X smoothly.
Canon EOS 77D footage is jerky in FCP X, how to resolve?
“Hi there, I’m trying to import Canon EOS 77D video to FCP X for further editing. However, the video footage appears to jump from frame to frame rather than playing smoothly, as it should. Is there a way to fix it? Please kindly suggest a solution if you know. Thanks in advance.”
EOS 77D shoots video at resolutions up to 1080p Full HD, and at frames per second rates up to 60p (50p if it’s set for PAL operation, and MP4 video files are written to the camera’s SD memory cards using Canon’s IPB type file compression. If you’ve been experiencing the same choppy issue, we would recommend transcoding the footage to ProRes first. As ProRes is Final Cut Pro’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.
How to transcode Canon EOS 77D video files to ProRes for FCP X editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Converter for Mac as a professional Canon EOS 77D video to FCP X 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 X
From the ‘Profile’ menu, 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 X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP (X), 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 EOS 77D footage to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.