How to Import&edit MOV videos from Canon 5D Mark II to FCP 7

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How to Import&edit MOV videos from Canon 5D Mark II to FCP 7

Postby vivian68 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:16 am

How to Import and edit MOV video clips from Canon 5D Mark III to FCP 6/7 ?

Canon EOS 5D Mark III just seems right for nearly all users – from the most serious professional needs down to the most-important family memories captures. With full-frame DSLR and high-resolution image capture, this camera is a lot of fun to work with. It records full HD 1080P videos in MOV format, but most users may find a problem when loading/transferring the recorded H.264 MOV footages to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing. Even the raw video could be successfully loaded to FCP 7, but the film will looks quite jumpy and the timeline becomes extremely sluggish for scan/scrub or when previews. This is because FCP 7 can’t supports loading MOV videos well. Don’t worry! Here I will share you with the easy way to import Canon EOS 5D mark iii MOV videos to FCP7 for editing flawlessly.


As a camcorder fan, I searched many tips to use camcorder and editing software, and finally got an excellent conversion software—Pavtube MOV to FCP 7 Converter for Mac, a professional and prowerful MOV transcoder for Mac which aims to help you convert 5D Mark III MOV files to Apple ProRes (which is a Final Cut Pro native format) for editing in FCP 7. This MOV to ProRes Converter can convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc and deinterlace and keeps better quality. Below is a simple guide for you to convert 5D Mark III MOV to FCP 7 for editing on Mac.

1. Download the top Canon MOV to FCP 7 Prores converter for Mac, and follow the prompts to install the program. Click “Finish” when the installation is complete, and Pavtube MOV to FCP 7 will launch automatically.


2. Click “Add” to load MOV video files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of Merge into one. You could view the files in preview window, simply highlight the file and click play button.

3. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. The program offers particular output formats for FCP 7. Just click the format bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.


4: You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like ideo Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels. Do not forget to click “OK” to confirm your settings. Then type in a desired output location in the “Output” box.


5. Click “Convert” to start to transcoding Canon MOV to FCP 7 video. You can set auto shutdown in progress window or leave it there and come back later. After conversion you could edit the converted videos in FCP 7.

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 or import/edit Canon EOS 5D mark iii MOV videos to Prores for FCP7 under Mac without problems.

Tips: If you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually before you try to do the conversion since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

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