We write this post to help those who are facing issues editing Canon EOS-1D X II 4K/1080p video in FCP X. It guides you through the process of transcoding Canon EOS-1D X II 4K/1080p video to ProRes codec for use in FCP X smoothly.
The EOS-1D X Mark II is an incredibly capable camera for moviemaking. Thanks to its Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors and its advanced sensor, it can capture huge 4K (Motion JPEG) video at up to 60 fps, recording smoothly to CFast™ cards. The EOS-1D X Mark II is the first EOS camera able to record Full HD video at 120 fps, easily displaying minute details imperceptible to the human eye and ideal for slow-motion video capture.
If for any reason you are having problems working with EOS-1D X II 4K/Full HD video in FCP X, you can consider transcoding the footage to a format that is best suitable for use in FCP X first, such as Apple ProRes, FCPX’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Here’s a quick guide displaying how to convert EOS-1D X II 4K/1080p video to ProRes .mov for FCP X editing.
How to convert EOS-1D X II 4K/1080p video to ProRes for FCP X?
HD Video Converter
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional EOS-1D X II Video to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
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 codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP (X), 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: 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 EOS-1D X II 4K/1080p video to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
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