Make Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 mov Compatible with FCP

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Make Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 mov Compatible with FCP

Postby vivian68 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:30 pm

Make Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 H.264 mov Compatible with FCP

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Description: This article shows how to transcode Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 H.264 MOV to ProRes so that you can edit the compatible videos in Final Cut Pro on Mac.

"I want to convert .mov files from my Canon PowerShot SX260 camera to 1080p HD video for editing in FCP. What can I try or which program can help me out?"

The Canon PowerShot SX260 is a very nice update of the SX230, one of the entry-level cameras from Canon. The 4:3-format screen has returned, the zoom lens and electronics are great quality, and the flash now only pops out when you actually want to use it. The controls are identical and have almost exactly the same layout as last year's cameras. All these made Canon PowerShot SX 260 a nice-to-use camera. Canon PowerShot SX280 is an update of SX260; just like its predecessor, the movie mode includes full 1080p/720p HD video recording with stereo sound and an HDMI output.

The H.264 encoded MOV files perform very well when playing back; but it’s troublesome for FCP and mac users for that FCP does not support Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 MOV footage natively. In this case, the best workflow is to convert Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 MOV to ProRes for editing in FCP, hereby you may need this Pavtube HD Converter for Mac- a powerful Canon H.264 MOV to FCP converter, which can accomplish this within a few clicks.

Read More: Watch Canon PowerShot SX260 1080p HD Videos on Sony Bravia TV

How to convert Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 H.264 MOV to ProRes for FCP

Step 1. Connect your Canon PowerShot SX260/SX280 to mac, keep it on; or use a card reader to load the footages to mac. Launch this Canon PowerShot to FCP converter, click the top left two icons to load videos or the entire folder correspondingly.


Step 2. Click the drop-down list besides Format, choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the best video format for editing in FCP on Mac.


Notes: you can click Settings to change the presets for output video specs, such as bitrate, frame rate, video size and so on.

Step 3. Ok now click the red circle to start converting Canon PoweShot SX260/SX280 H.264 MOV to FCP. Wait for a while, you will get the converted compatible video for editing in FCP smoothly.


1. Read more step-by-step guides on how to load converted video to Final Cut Pro.

2. Get more step-by-step guides about how to work with Canon camcorders.

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