Import Canon G7 X 1080-60p H.264 MP4 to iMovie, FCE, and FCP X

Summary: This post presents how to convert 1080-60p H.264 MP4 video files taken with a Canon PowerShot G7 X for smooth editing on Mac iMovie, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro X.
Canon G7 X
Thanks to the styling and small size that quite fit in your pocket, the PowerShot G7 X compact camera is more like a new member in Canon’s S series rather than the company’s G series, but the degree of direct control justifies its G-series moniker.

The G7 X has 1080p video recording capability up to 60 fps that you you’d expect on any high-performance compact camera these days. It’s fantastic to record incredible Full HD videos with such a tiny camera, but it may be a pain when you tried to edit G7 X 60p H.264 footage on a Mac through iMovie, Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro X. What to do? Convert them first! That’s where Video Converter for Mac comes in.

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How to convert Canon G7 X 60p H.264 MP4 files for editing in iMovie, FCE and FCP X?

Before we start, you may want to know more about the video recording capability of PowerShot G7 X.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Videos Recording Capability 
Movie format
MP4: Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo)

Video Recording Modes 
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps/ 30 fps
Full HD iFrame: 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 1920 x 1080: 15 fps / 30 fps
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps

Working as a G7 X H.264 Converter for Mac, the Video Converter is able to convert Canon G7 X MP4 files to AIC and ProRes encoded MOV files for use in iMovie, FCE and FCP X fluidly with lossless quality. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to process format conversion.

Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Canon G7 X Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
edit G7 X 60p H.264 footage on a Mac

Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Canon G7 X 60p MP4 video for iMovie/FCE, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
convert Canon G7 X 60p MP4 video for iMovie/FCE

To transcode Canon G7 X 60p MP4 files for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
transcode Canon G7 X 60p MP4 files for 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.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
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: Begin Canon G7 X MP4 to MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie, Final Cut Express or FCP X with optimum performance.

If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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