How can I import Canon Rebel T7i footage to FCP X? If you are having issues editing Rebel T7i video to Final Cut Pro X, you may wish to read this post. It guides you through the process of converting Rebel T7i MOV video to ProRes for use in FCP X smoothly.
Canon Rebel T7i and Final Cut Pro X
“Hello everyone, recently I purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T7i camera. I’d like to edit the footage in Final Cut Pro X. My Macbook pro (early 2011) is able to recognize it when I open up Final Cut Pro X, but the process is not stable and reliable. After a lot of attempts, I decided to look for a workaround to go through this. I would really appreciate some feedback from anyone who knows if I’m doing something wrong or if there is another way I should set up the camera with the computer. Any suggestions? Thanks.”
If you continue to have problems, try to convert Rebel T7i video to a format that is best suitable for FCP X first, such as Apple ProRes 422, FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Here’s how.
How to transcode Canon EOS T7i MOV files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Install this Canon Video Converter software on your computer, launch it and click ‘Add File’ to ingest your source media from your camera or from an achieved folder.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ menu, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing code for FCP 6, 7 and FCP X. When loading them into FCP, 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: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: Start transcoding Canon Rebel T7i file to QuickTime ProRes for FCP X
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to transcode Canon Rebel T7i files to Apple ProRes for using with FCP X. You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate exported ProRes files
As soon as the conversion process finished, simply click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated Apple ProRes files. Now you are able to open them in Final Cut X for further editing without any hassles.
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