If youcould not get FCP X to work with Canon H.264 MOV video files smoothly, you will need to transcode Canon H.264 MOV videos to ProRes, the native editing codec of FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. This post tells you how to do it by using a Canon EOS Video Converter for FCP.
Any ideas on how to transcode Canon H.264 MOV videos to ProRes?
“Hi, everyone, do you have any ideas on how to transcode Canon H.264 MOV videos to ProRes? I attempted to import some H.264 MOV footage taken on a Canon 5D Mark III to FCP X for editing. Unfortunately, I could not get FCP X to work with Canon H.264 MOV video files smoothly. I heard from someone that I needed to convert Canon H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes codec, so that FCP X will recognize and handle Canon MOV files well. Does anyone know such a converter application? Would you please kindly recommend it to me? Thanks a lot for your help in advance.”
If you have to transcode Canon EOS MOV footage to Apple ProRes for working with FCP X or its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7, you can give our Video Converter for Mac a shot. It works well as a Canon EOS Video Converter and features great ability to generate optimized files for editing use in FCP X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro and more.
How to transcode Canon H.264 MOV video to Apple ProRes for FCP using Canon EOS Video Converter for Mac?
To process Canon MOV video to QuickTime Conversion on Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon EOS Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load Canon H.264 MOV video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
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 EOS MOV Video 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）
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon MOV 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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