Import Canon 70D 1080p to FCPX/7 ProRes422 without rendering

“I want to import some clips from Canon EOS 70D to FCP7/X for Mac; these mov files could be playback well with QuickTime but not well with 7/X. It's really confusing because I have been succeeded in importing 7D and XDCAM EX footage before. It that a camera thing? Or I did anything wrong? Anyone Canon 70D DSLR also have this problem? Thanks!”



Canon 70D supports 1080p30 video recording, and stereo sound via external mic, you must have used Canon 70D to record some exciting footages, before showing to others, you may want to import Canon 70D video to FCP X/7/6 and editing natively, but as we know Canon 70D recorded video is H.264 codec MOV format, H.264 codec is not good codec for editing, the best supported video codec for editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac is Apple ProRes 422 codec, it is natively supported, once you convert Canon 70D H.264 video to Apple ProRes 422 codec, you can import and play Canon 70D 1080p in FCPX/7 without rendering, and then edit smoothly.

If you have problems when using Canon 70D MOV files in FCP X/7/6 and want to make a smooth editing, you can read on the article to learn more. Here I will outline how to convert Canon 70D .MOV files to ProRes 422 for smoothly importing and editing in FCP X/7.

Below is a simple guide to convert Canon 70D 1080p MOV to ProRes422 MOV for FCPX editing.Let's take a look!

Step1: Load Canon 70D 1080p or 720p recordings to this Apple ProRes converter for Mac

Click "add videos" to load individual videos, or click"add from folder"to load the entire folder.

Step 2. Choose editing program compatible format. 

Click format bar to choose format and choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 HQ.the best video format for FCPX.

Step3: Tap the Settings icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality.

Step 4. Start transcode Canon 70D 1080p MXF to ProRes422 MOV

Click the “Convert” icon  on the main interface of the Canon 70D to Final Cut Pro converter, The iMedia Converter for Mac will start the conversion immediately.

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