If you experience any issues editing Canon EOS 80D 60p MOV/MP4 video in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It guides you through the process of converting 80D 60p MOV/MP4 files to ProRes codec for use in FCP X smoothly without a glitch.
The Canon EOS 80D features an all-new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 45-point all cross-type autofocus system, and the company’s DIGIC 6 processor. When using live view or recording video users can take advantage of the 80D’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and smooth autofocus. You can shoot full HD 1920×1080 movies at 60p, 30p, 24p, as well as 1280 x 720 movies at 60p, 30p in MP4 or MOV format. The MOV format with file extension .MOV is convenient for editing with a computer. While the MP4 format with file extension .MP4 is compatible with a larger range of playback systems than the MOV format.
For a fast and fluid Canon EOS 80D and FCP X workflow, videographers sometimes need to transcode 80D MOV/MP4 movies to ProRes codec before editing. This requires a third party Canon EOS 80D Video Converter for Mac. Here’s a quick guide on how to encode Canon EOS 80D Video to ProRes for editing in FCP X smoothly.
Canon EOS 80D and FCPX – transcode Canon EOS 80D Video to QuickTime .mov with ProRes codec for editing in FCP X
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon EOS 80D 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 Format bar, 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 80D MOV/MP4 Video 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.
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