Successfully work with Sony PMW EX-1,Canon EOS 700D,GoPro Hero 2/3 footage in FCP 7

Summary: If you are puzzeled with the problem that you can't edit your 1080p footage from Sony PMW EX-1,Canon EOS 700D,GoPro Hero 2/3 in Final Cut Pro 7, here recommend you the best HD Video Converter for Mac to solve this incompatible problem.

I use a Sony PMW EX-1 Xdcam, Canon EOS 700D and GOPRO HERO 2 and 3 and my FCP 7 didn’t work for any of them. I was looking at some software, but the problem is that the codec of the files from the camera do not work with my editing software (Final Cut Pro 7) and so I wanted some software to convert those files to AppleProRes, the best codec for FCP. Any suggestions?

As Sony PMW EX-1 footages are wrapped in XDCAM codec MP4 format at data rate of up to 50 Mbps, Canon 700D shoots videos in H.264 codec mov format, and GoPro Hero 2/3 records H.264/MPEG-4 MP4 clips. Due to the codec incompatibility issue, Sony PMW EX-1 Xdcam, GoPro Hero 2/3 MP4 footages and Canon EOS 700D mov files cannot work smoothly in Final Cut Pro 7, which makes the editing become harsh to some extend. 

Don't worry, Pavtube HD Video to FCP Converter can give you easy but effective solution for importing MP4 and MOV footages into FCP 7 for editing. With the assistance of the Mac MXF Converter, you can effortlessly transcode your 1080p video file to FCP acceptable formats like ProRes .mov. Then, what you need is just to import the converted file into FCP 7 for editing. Just follow the steps below to transcode Sony PMW EX-1, Canon EOS 700D, GoPro Hero 2/3 videos to ProRes for importing to Final Cut Pro 7 editing.

[How-to]: Convert Sony PMW EX-1, Canon EOS 700D, GoPro Hero 2/3 recordings to FCP with highest quality


Connect your camcorder to Mac and backup the recorded .mp4 or .mov file on Mac.

1. Install and launch the Mac HD Video Converter. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert any HD video files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro 7, more output formats are also supported.

2. 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.Start convert HD Video to ProRes for FCP editing on Mac.

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding H.264 MP4/MOV to Prores for Final Cut Pro 7 immediately.

After the MP4/MOV to Prores conversion finished, you can easily import video files and projects into Final Cut Pro for further editing without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

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    WLP (Thursday, 18 June 2015 04:43)