Log and Transfer Canon MVI files to Final Cut Pro (X) for editing
Summary: Follow the tutorial to learn how to import and edit Canon MVI files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X smoothly by transcoding MVI to ProRes 422 MOV.
Some Canon Digital Cameras (like 5D, 7D, Powershot A75, A63, S410 etc.) are capable of shooting a limited amount of video, since there is no tape, it is saved as an MVI file format. However, the MVI file format is not compatible with most popular non-linear editing systems. The video editor Final Cut Pro (X) do not work with the MVI format. To make things much easier, below is great tutorial for you, guaranteed to edit Canon MVI files with FCP 6/7 or FCP X without problems.
To achieve your goal flawlessly, you may have to transcode Canon MVI files to Final Cut Pro native file format, say, Apple ProRes encoded MOV format. After that, you can import Canon MVI files to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly. Keep reading for a brief how-to below.
Converting Canon MVI clips for editing in Final Cut Pro (6/7/X)
The quick tutorial is using an easy-to-use yet professional app Pavtube MVI to FCP Converter for Mac. The program can easily turn MVI media files shot by Canon 5D, 7D, Powershot A75, A63, S410 into Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, FCE, Sony Vegas and Avid compatible files.
Step 1. Download and run the HD Video Converter as a Canon MVI Converter for FCP, and then click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" icon to load MVI files or directly drag the files into file list. Converter supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for FCP 6/7 or FCP X.
You can click "Settings" button to customize the output settings. Such as resolution and bitrate. Edit function is also available in this excellent Canon Video Converter.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon MVI files to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP (X) on Mac. Once the coversion completes, you can log and transfer the encoded Canon MVI files to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for native editing as you want.
To make things much easier, please read through the Canon Column page and find out the most suitable solution to your problem. Pavtube Studio do offer world-leading and straightforward conversion solutions for people who are using Canon XF Series Camcorders, Canon Cinema EOS Cameras, Canon EOS DSLR Cameras, Canon PowerShot Cameras, and Canon VIXIA Cameras, and wanna edit, play or burn these files as well.
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