Summary: If you are wondering the easiest way to edit Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1080-60p footage in iMovie, FCE, and FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It displays the detailed steps required to transcode 7D Mark II footage to AIC .mov and ProRes .mov for working with iMovie, FCE, and FCP X beautifully without a glitch.
With the recently announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II Mid-Range DSLR, you can easily shoot HD video at multiple resolutions, frame rates and formats (including MP4). According to Canon, “The EOS 7D Mark II delivers refined and detailed EOS movie image quality with Full HD 60p (59.94 fps NTSC), and even 50.00 fps (PAL), recording at ISO values up to 16000 (Dual Pixel CMOS AF is not available when shooting at 60p). At these frame rates, even a fast-moving subject looks smooth in HD.”
If you already have pre-ordered a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, you may wonder the easiest way to edit its HD footage on Mac iMovie, Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro X. If so, you may have interest in this article. It explains a workaround to convert EOS 7D Mark II video files to best suited format for use in iMovie, FCE, and FCP X with optimum performance.
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How to convert EOS 7D Mark II 1080-60p footage to Mac iMovie, FCE and FCP X preferred editing formats?
To do this:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as an EOS 7D Mark II Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Canon EOS 7D Mark II HD video for iMovie/FCE, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
To transcode Canon EOS 7D Mark II 60p files for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its 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.
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 Canon EOS 7D Mark II video Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie, Final Cut Express or FCP X with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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