For people wanting to import and edit Rebel T5 MOV footage in iMovie and FCP, it’s important to learn the best Canon Rebel T5 workflow with iMovie and FCP X. This post describes how to transcode Canon 1200D MOV files to AIC and ProRes for editing use with iMovie and FCP X.
On February 11, 2014, Canon unveiled the Canon EOS Rebel T5 (also know as EOS 1200D) entry-level DSLR for beginning users. Compared with its predecessor, the T3, the Rebel T5 improves the sensor’s resolution to 18 mega pixels and HD video resolution to 1080 x 1920.
On the video recording front, the EOS Rebel T5/EOS 1200D records footage in H.264 QuickTime MOV format and is capable of capturing Full HD 1920 x 1080 video files in 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, HD 1280 x 720 recordings in 60p (59.94) / 50p and SD 640 x 480 shootings in 30p (29.97) / 25p, which is decent enough for quick clips.
For people wanting to import and edit Rebel T5 MOV footage in iMovie and FCP, it’s important to learn the best Canon Rebel T5 workflow with iMovie and FCP X. In this post, we are talking about how to transcode Canon 1200D MOV files to AIC and ProRes for editing use within iMovie and FCP X. This requires third party software like Video Converter for Mac. You can download a free trial to see if it works before purchase.
How to convert Canon EOS Rebel T5 H.264 footage to iMovie and FCP X’s editable files?
In order to encode Canon T5/EOS 1200D .mov clips to iMovie and FCP X’s workable files using Video Converter for Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a Canon T5 Video Converter for Mac. When the main interface pops up, click ‘Add Video’ button to import MOV shootings captured by a Canon 1200D DSLR camera. You can load directly from a camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie and FCP X
In order to edit Canon MOV shootings in iMovie, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
To be able to convert EOS Rebel T5 MOV for editing in FCP X, from the Format bar, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
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 you want to adjust video and audio settings in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.
Step 4: When ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting Canon Rebel T5/1200D MOV video files to AIC/Apple ProRes for using within iMovie/FCP X.
Tips: You can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ checkbox, and go away to do other things instead of waiting around in front of the computer for the entire conversion process.
Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated QuickTime MOV files for using in iMovie or FCP X.