Edit Canon EOS files on Mac-Convert MOV to ProRes for FCP(X)

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Edit Canon EOS files on Mac-Convert MOV to ProRes for FCP(X)

Postby vivian68 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:52 pm

Workflow for import Canon EOS files to FCP (X),Avid,iMovie,Premiere on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Summary: With the excellent Canon H.264 MOV Converter, you can make it easy to import and edit Canon EOS DSLR h.264 footage in Final Cut Pro (x), Avid, iMovie, Adobe Premiere... on Mac.


Canon Digital SLR cameras are very popular in the Market. With a huge selection of Canon EOS 7D, 5D Mark II/III, 60D, Rebel T2i/T3i/T4i and more cameras, you will find the one to help you capture a lifetime of memories. If you have one of them and have taken vivid videos in holidays, weekends etc, you may have the need to edit the Canon EOS videos in popular non-linear editing systems before sharing with others. But, as we know, canon recorded videos are in H.264 MOV format, the H.264 codec is not good for Final Cut Pro (x), Avid, iMovie, Adobe Premiere editing, it takes long time to render, and you can't edit the h.264 videos smoothly on Mac.

So what's the best workflow to get Canon EOS h.264 footage and FCP (X), Avid, iMovie, Premiere work beautifully? To achieve you goal smoothly, below is simple tutorial for you.

Transcoding Canon EOS h.264 MOV files for editing in FCP (X), Avid, iMovie, Premiere

Here recommend you to use an easy-to-use yet professional application called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. The program is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Nikon and Canon) to iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more similar video editing software compatible file types with least quality loss.

Step 1. Download and run the perfect Canon HD MOV Converter for mac, and then click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to load H.264 MOV source files.

Step 2. Click format bar to choose the format for output.

For FCP, you can choose 'Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)';

For Avid
, choose 'Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)';

For Premiere, just choose Adobe Premiere -> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv);

For iMovie and FCE, you can choose 'Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)'.

You can click "Settings" button to customize the output settings such as resolution and bitrate. Edit function is also available in this great Canon Video Converter.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon EOS h.264 footage on Mac for popular NLEs. Once the coversion completes, you can import and edit Canon EOS H.264 MOV videos on mac natively with Final Cut Pro (X), Avid, iMovie, Premiere as you want.

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By the way, Pavtube is offer big discount for Canon MTS Converter for editing EOS MTS files on mac. Never miss the chance to join the promotion!!!

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