Canon MOV to FCP Converter-Convert Canon 650D/T4i to FCP 6/7/X for editing

Canon EOS Rebel T4i ( EOS 650D) Digital Camera, the latest mid-level DSLR, features an APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor for fast operation and tremendous low light performance to an expanded ISO of 25600. Besides, its enhanced EOS Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF makes the 1080p video recording more simplified and professional. With an STM lens attached, the EOS Rebel T4i sets a new standard for SLR moviemaking performance. If you have already got the amazing DSLR in hand, you should know how great it is and get the almost only bothering incompatibility problem while importing Canon EOS Rebel T4i H.264 MOV to Final Cut Pro on Mac.

All the problem lies in the codec, not the format itself. The Rebel T4i ( EOS 650D) adopts the H.264 standard for video compression while the most suitable video codec for iMovie is Apple Proes Codec. Thus, if you get difficulty in editing Canon's H.264 MOV in FCP 6/7/X, you should convert H.264 MOV to Prores on Mac OS X. In order to ensure the HD quality of your MOV recordings, a powerful and professional MOV to FCP converter becomes so vital in the process of solving H.264 MOV and FCP importing and editing problem.

Required software: Pavtube Canon Video Converter for Mac

Working as a DSLR Camera to FCP Converter, Pavtube software helps you import CanonT4i MOV to FCP, encode Canon 5D Mark III MOV for FCP X, edit Canon G12 MOV with FCP, convert Canon EOS 550D video to FCP, as well as transcode Nikon D3200 MOV to ProRes for FCP X. This program supports more variety of Canon DSLR cameras than FCP does, and Video Converter reads standalone .mov and .mts files from Canon memory card.

Step through: Converting Canon EOS Rebel T4i footage from MOV to ProRes video for FCP

Step 1. Run Pavtube Canon Video Converter for Mac. Click ‘Add’ button, browse to the footages and load them to the converter.

Step 2. Select the items to be converted, and click on ‘Format’ bar to set a FCP friendly format in Final Cut Pro template. There are Apple ProRes family, DVCPRO and HDV codecs for your choice. Basically, "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" is the best format forconverting 550D footage to FCP. If you prefer smaller file size, choose "Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)" instead.

Step 3. Click the "Settings" button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

Step 4. Click the “Browse” button next to the Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.

Step 5. Click the ‘Convert’ button to start conversion. After conversion you can click the "Open" button to locate converted video files.

Importing rendered T4i footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7

The T4i footage can be imported to FCP instantly when the MOV videos are transcoded into Apple ProRes 422 codec. From there you can open up FCP 6/7 and load Canon DSLR footage via “File>>Import>>Files…” instantly without long-time rendering.

See also:

Import/Edit Canon EOS T4i MOV in iMovie

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