Working with EOS 77D video in Premiere Pro CC

If you’ve been experiencing issues editing Canon EOS 77D footage in Premiere Pro CC, you are in the right place. This post explains how to get Premiere Pro CC working well with EOS 77D video recordings.
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Canon EOS 77D videos choppy in Premiere Pro CC
“Hello guys, I’m using H.264 footage from Canon EOS 77D, and problem occur in timeline of sequences, depending on capacity of video files in sequence, my timeline starts to lag, while playback runs smoothly, and when I try to pause, or even change the color of video label, I need to wait around 2 seconds for action I asked for. It’s not quite big deal, but it starts to annoy me. I’m using Premiere Pro CC 2015 10.4 on a Macbook 15”. Is there anything I can do to fix this issue? Any ideas? Thanks.”

If for whatever reason you are having issues using EOS 77D video in Premiere Pro CC, we would recommend converting the footage to a format that is Premiere friendly first. Here’s how.

How to convert EOS 77D video for Premiere Pro CC editing?

Software requirement: HD Video Converter
First, download a free trial for Windows or Mac to evaluate if it is able to satisfy your expectation.
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Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a Canon EOS 77D video to Premiere Converter.

Step 2: Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.

Step 3: Select output format
* If you are on a Windows PC, from the format bar, choose ‘Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)’ as output under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.

** If you are on a Mac computer, and already have FCP installed, you can from the format bar, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target under ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.
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Also, you can select ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
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*** A point to note here is that the HD Video Converter software features an MPEG-2 format profile optimized for Adobe Premiere, but some people said that the MPEG-2 is a lossy codec that throws away information which is not the right codec for editing. For this reason, we would recommend converting EOS 77D video to DNxHD MOV for Premiere on Windows and transcoding EOS 77D video to ProRes MOV for Premiere on Mac.

Step 4: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ panel pops up, on which you are able to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 5: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding EOS 77D video files to Premiere supported QuickTime MOV format. As soon as the conversion complete, click ‘Open’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Premiere for further editing.

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