How to Import Canon EOS 6D MOV files into Final Cut Pro/iMovie

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How to Import Canon EOS 6D MOV files into Final Cut Pro/iMovie

Post  lydia520622 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:27 pm

Summary: In this article, you will learn how to successfully import Canon EOS 6D H.264 MOV recording to FCP/iMovie.

The EOS 6D is an ultra-compact, highly versatile camera that will appeal to a wide spectrum of independent videographers including corporate video makers, wedding and event video producers and more. However, you may face a problem when trying to transfer Canon EOS 6D footage to Mac tools like iMovie, Final Cut Pro.

As you know, In fact, H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing code, and you need to transcode H.264 footage to a more friendly format Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP or Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie. Here I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to transcode Canon 1080p MOV to ProRes/AIC for editing flawlessly on Mac OS X.

First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Canon EOS Video Converter hooked to your Mac. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, I recommend you try Brorsoft's Video Converter for Mac. The program supports transcoding Canon 6D h.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422, Apple InterMediate Codec without quality loss so that you can easily import/load 6D videos to Final Cut Pro (X), FCP 6/7, iMovie 8/9/11 without crashing problem and avoid rendering.

If you have the same problem about editing Canon 6D h.264 videos in Final Cut Pro or iMovie, you may follow the step-by-step guide to convert Canon EOS 6D footage to ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie.

How to Convert Canon 6D video files to work in Final Cut Pro/iMovie

Step 1. Free Download and run the top Mac Canon H.264 MOV Converter, drag Canon EOS 6D recorded videos to the software.

Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” for editing Canon MOV in FCP; select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding 6D h.264 .mov to for iMovie, FCP on Mac OS X.

Some more helpful features of the Canon H.264 Video Converter

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, effect, subtitles, etc.

So there you have it. 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 6D videos in Final Cut Pro (X) or iMovie under Mac without problems.



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