Edit Canon EOS-1D video in Final Cut Pro (X) with ProRes codec
Summary: In this article, you will learn how to convert Canon EOS-1D C H.264 to ProRes for editing in FCP X.
The EOS-1D C features an 18.1-megapixel full frame CMOS image sensor that offers a wide range of image acquisition options, including 4K (4096 x 2160), HD (1920 x 1080); or 18-megapixel (5184 x 3456) still images. The 4K is recorded as Motion JPEG; the HD is recorded as H.264; and the still images are recorded as RAW or JPEG.
With onboard 4K recording at 24p or HD recording at a range of frame rates up to 60p; and Clean HD via HDMI, the EOS-1D C offers additional capabilities for film and TV production as well as specialty image acquisition applications.
If you have got the Canon EOS-1D C and often use it to record 1080P video, you may have the need to edit Canon EOS-1D C recording 1080P video in FCP(X) on Mac.
H.264 is really optimized to be a delivery codec while Prores is optimized to be an editing codec. That said, if you just need to do a simple edit and your Mac has the power to edit H.264 you can get away with it no problem, but if you plan to do a heavy edit with lots of transitions and effects and color grading you will be best served by Prores codec.
Final Cut Pro (X) best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP X doesn't support Canon EOS-1D C H.264 footages well. Now you can follow the steps below to transcode Canon EOS-1D C recorded H.264 video to ProRes for Final Cut Pro (X) editing on Mac.
1.Download Pavtube Canon HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Canon EOS-1D C H.264 files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro (X), more output formats are also supported.
2.Install and launch this Canon EOS-1D C to FCP X Converter for Mac. Import Canon EOS-1D C footage to the converter.
3.Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)".
4.You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.
5.Click "Convert" button to start convert Canon EOS-1D C HD recordings to ProRes for Final Cut Pro (X)
After transcoding, you can import the converted Canon EOS-1D C footages to FCP X for editing on Mac. What's more, you can try Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac which can burn Canon EOS-1D C recorded HD videos to DVD disc or ISO file, now you can get 50% off.
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