Encode Canon 60D, 70D MOV files to DNxHD/ProRes for Premiere Pro

Summary: This post displays a workaround to transcode H.264 .MOV files from Canon 60D/70D to DNxHD/ProRes MOV for use in Premiere Pro with excellent quality. If you are having issues with Premiere Pro CC/CS to import MOV from Canon 60D/70D, you can read on to find out a remedy for your problem.

”Hi, all, I’m wondering if you can help. I created a bunch of .MOV files with my Canon EOS 70D. I wanted to edit them in Premiere Pro CC. The thing is that if I tried to import the .MOV files, I got ‘File format not supported’ error message. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated.
Here are my MOV details:
Video: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Some files are 1920 x 1080 at 30p (29.97)
Some are 1280 x 720 at 60p (59.94)

Any thoughts? Thanks”

If you are shooting with a Canon EOS 60D or 70D, you may run into the same issue as mentioned above. That’s because the MOV video files are encoded in H.264 codec, a most advanced codec that compresses video in highest compression ratio which is quite suitable for capture and delivery, but not fit for editing. To be able to make Canon 60D/70D .MOV files editable in Premiere Pro CC/C6, you are suggested to convert 60D/70D .MOV to DNxHD .mov if you are using a Windows PC, and transcode Canon 60D/70D .MOV to ProRes 422 if you are running a Mac computer. This requires third party converters like H.264 MOV Video Converter.

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How to convert Canon 60D, 70D MOV files to DNxHD/ProRes for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as an MOV to Premiere Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to input your source media.

Step 2: Choose output format for Premiere Pro
1) Convert Canon 60D/70D MOV to DNxHD MOV for Premiere Pro
If you are running Premiere Pro on a Windows PC, you can from ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

2) Transcode Canon 60D/70D MOV to ProRes MOV for Premiere Pro
If you are using Premiere Pro on a Mac, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
transcode Canon 60D/70D MOV to ProRes MOV for Premiere Pro

3) You can also select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
make Canon 60D/70D .MOV files editable in Premiere Pro CC/C6
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
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: Start Canon 60D/70D MOV to Premiere Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported MOV files for use in Premiere Pro with optimum performance.

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