Summary: Why FCP (X) can not work with Canon EOS 6D movies smoothly? How to fix it? This post will give you answers to these questions. It displays a workflow guide between Canon 6D and FCP (X), explaining how to encode Canon 6D 1080p MOV to ProRes for use in FCP (X) with best quality.
Canon EOS 6D DSLR records footage in H.264 MOV format, which is not a native editing codec compatible with FCP (including FCP 6, FCP 7 and the latest version FCP X). To be able to make FCP work with EOS 6D 1080p MOV files smoothly without issues like skipping frames, etc., you will need to convert Canon 6D footage to a format that is friendly with FCP like Apple ProRes 422 before editing. The guide below is going to show you the detailed steps require to transcode Canon 6D MOV files to ProRes for use in FCP with optimum performance.
Video Converter for Mac
This universal video transcoder features powerful ability to handle camera footage in format of MOV, MTS, MXF, AVI, MP4, etc. and offers optimal format presets for editing in NLEs like FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, etc., and for playing on portable devices like iPad, iPhone, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab s, HTC One M8, Kindle Fire, and more with optimized quality.
Canon 6D and FCP (X) workflow – how to convert 6D MOV to ProRes for FCP?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon 6D MOV to ProRes 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 under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is workable in FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 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 MOV to FCP 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）
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 6D 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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