Canon to ProRes-Compress Canon T3i/600D MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7 or FCP X on Mac Mountain Lion
As far as I know, the Canon T3i/600D recorded videos are in H.264 MOV format, the H.264 codec is not good for FCP editing, it takes long time to render, and you can't edit the H.264 videos smoothly in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X. The best method to solve these problems is to compress Canon EOS MOV footages to ProRes 422 encoded MOV format, as it's best/natively supported by FCP. Below I will throw a quick guide up on how to convert/import Canon T3i/600D h.264 videos to Final Cut Pro with Apple ProRes codec.
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Step 1. Free Download and run the best Mac Canon to FCP Converter and drag Canon EOS 50D footages to the software. It's excellent Canon video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras' videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV (FCP), Apple InterMediate Codec MOV(FCE/iMovie), QuickTime MOV, etc.
Step 2. click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 for FCP X. click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
Step 3. Click "convert" button in the main interface to start transcode Canon EOS 600D/T3i MOV footages to ProRes 422 for FCP on Mac Mountain Lion.
So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer Canon EOS 600D/T3i MOV to FCP 6/7 or FCP X under Mac without problems.
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1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
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