How can I edit Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) MP4 in FCP X?

Are you planning to buy a new Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) camera? Wondering if the Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) footage can be opened in FCP X? No worry, in this thread, we are going to talk about how to make it possible to let FCP X recognize Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) video files smoothly.

canon logoIt’s said that Canon will announce several new DSLRs in Q3, 2014, before Photokina. These DSLR cameras and mirrorless are Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i, Canon EOS 150D / Rebel SL2, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, and Canon EOS M3. Canon EOS Cameras usually use H.264 compressed MOV recording format to store camera shooting, while Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) uses MP4 as storage container. The MP4 is not quite suitable for editing. If you intend to import and edit Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) MP4 recordings in NLEs like FCP X, you may have problems one or another. To avoid the frustrated issues, we would recommend that you convert Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) MP4 footage to ProRes for use in FCP X.

Required software:
HD Video Converter for Mac

The HD Video Converter for Mac, which works great as a Canon EOS Video Converter for Mac, is a converter program designed for transcoding HD media, including camera and camcorder videos files to whatever format you need with best video and audio synchronization. It supported camera brands include Canon, Sony, JVC, Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Pentax, Red, Blackmagic, Sanyo, and so on. With this little tool, you are able to create editable files for NLEs like FCP X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid MC, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro CS 6, Sony Vegas, etc. and export playable files for iOS devices, Android devices, HD Media Players, Game consoles and more.

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Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 conversion

To be able to convert Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) MP4 to FCP X’s editable format, do as below:
convert 750d t6i files to prores

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon EOS Video Converter for Apple. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load Canon Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) MP4 media 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 format 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 MP4 to ProRes conversion

Step 5: Click ‘Open’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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