Summary: People usually have import issues while editing Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 files in FCP X, that’s why we need to use third party converter software to transcode G1 X Mark II footage to an intermediate codec that FCP X will handle well. In this post, you will find the best way to edit Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 files in FCP X.
I could not open Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 files in FCP X
“Hi, there, hoping for your help. I needed to edit Canon H.264 MP4 files, which I shot with a PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera and could not open with FCP X on my Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. In my understanding, FCPX should be able to edit them natively without hassles. Did I misunderstand it? Did that mean I have to transcode G1 X Mark II MP4 video to QuickTime for use in FCP X. If so, which program should I use? Any ideas on this?”
Assuming you could not open G1 X Mark II MP4 files with any professional software, like FCP X, iMovie and FCE, you can consider using a third party converter to do format conversion before editing. That’s where our Video Converter for Mac comes in. Working as a professional Canon MP4 to MOV Converter for Mac, it is able to re-encode Canon footage to ProRes MOV for FCPX, to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, to DNxHD MOV for Avid/DaVinci Resolve and so on.
The way to edit Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 files in FCP X
To process G1 X Mark II MP4 video to QuickTime Conversion on Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional G1 X Mark II to ProRes Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load MP4 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 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 PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 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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