Convert SX520 HS/SX400 IS MOV for editing on Mac/Windows

This post introduces a universal video transcoder to work as a Canon SX400 IS Video Converter or SX520 HS Video Converter, so that you can easily convert H.264 MOV footage from PowerShot SX520 HS/SX400 IS digital camera for editing on Mac or Windows NLEs like iMovie, FCE, FCP X, Windows Movie Maker, Premiere Pro, and more.

Why there is Canon PowerShot Video Converter existing?
The recently released Canon PowerShotSX400 IS digital camera has 24-720mm lenses, with a 16.0 Megapixel sensor that can produce richly detailed, brilliant 720p HD movies, while the SX520 HS uses 24-1008mm lenses and a CMOS sensor that can generate true-to-life Full HD 1080p video. The two cameras save video files in MOV recording format, using highly compressed H.264 codec. Since the H.264 is not an editing codec, people have to transcode H.264 MOV to a format that is compatible with their editing applications. That’s where a Canon PowerShot Video Converter comes in.
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS and SX520 HS
If you need to transcode SX520 HS/SX400 IS H.264 MOV files for editing use in iMovie, FCE, FCP X, Windows Movie Maker, Premiere Pro, etc., you can give our Video Converter a shot. It comes in both Mac version and Windows version, featuring great ability to convert Canon PowerShot MOV videos to whatever format you need without audio and video out of sync issues.

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Canon SX400 IS Video ConverterCanon SX520 HS Video Converter

How to transcode SX520 HS/SX400 IS MOV for editing on Mac or Windows?

The steps:
Step 1: Open up our Video Converter as a Canon SX520 HS/SX400 IS MOV Video Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media into it.
convert SX520 HS/SX400 IS H.264 MOV for editing on Mac or Windows

Step 2: Choose output format for editing programs
1) To be able to edit SX520 HS/SX400 footage in iMovie/FCE, you can from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
edit SX520 HS/SX400 footage in iMovie/FCE

2) To create editable files for FCP X from SX520 HS/SX400 footage, you can select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format.

3) To convert SX520 HS/SX400 MOV files for Windows Movie Maker, you can choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD WMV Video (*wmv)’ as output format.

4) To transcode SX520 HS/SX400 videos to Premiere Pro editable files, you can select ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov)’ as the most compatible format
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 (optional)
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: Begin SX520 HS/SX400 IS MOV format conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated files for editing on Mac or Windows.
If you don’t want to wait for theentire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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