Edit recorded MOV footages in FCP-Convert Canon Rebel T4i MOV to ProRes for FCP
Canon's entry-level 'Rebel' series has enjoyed continuous success in its film and digital incarnations for more than two decades. And Canon EOS 650D appears to be designed to meet these challenges head on, with new features aimed at improving its live view and video performance. Firstly, it becomes Canon's first SLR capable of continuously tracking and maintaining focus on a moving subject while recording movies. This may not sound like a big deal – lots of cameras claim to be able to do so.
Canon 650D (Rebel T4i) videos are saved in 1080p30 .mov with H.264 as video codec and stereo sound with internal or external mics. Other cameras in 'Rebel' series, like Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i), Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i), and Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS) also records videos in H.264 MOV format. But this MOV video format came from EOS 650D is a FULL HD format that is highly compressed, its mov formats can not easily and directly import and edit on Mac with FCP, FCP X, iMovie, FCE, Avid, etc .
To edit recorded MOV footages in FCP, Apple Prores video is highly recommended because you can enjoy a smoother and faster editing process. Pavtube's HD Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Canon h.264 MOV Converter for FCP, released by Pavtube is a excellent tool to transcode MOV to Apple Prores.
For Canon EOS camera users, it is a best choice to import MOV footage from Canon DSLR to FCP.
Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage to Canon T4i MOV Converter.
Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Canon T4i camcorder to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as a Canon MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mov footage.
Step 2. Set a FCP friendly codec (e.g. Apple ProRes 422) as export format.
Click on "Format" bar and set a FCP friendly codec in dropdown-list. You are advised to follow "Final Cut Pro" template and choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as export format. H.264 codec has a much higher compression ratio than Apple ProRes, so the ingested files are significantly larger than the original files. If you prefer smaller file size, choose "Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)" instead. The "Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)" format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings. The Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) under "QuickTime Movie Format" template is recommended as an optional format for converting Canon T4i MOV files to Final Cut Pro.
Step 3. Set possible best quality for FCP editing.
Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. Or set "original" in video bitrate drop-down list to keep best quality. You may skip this step as well as default format works well with FCP too.
Step 4. Start the process to Convert Canon Rebel T4i(650D) mov files to ProRes 422 for FCP workflow by clicking the big "Convert" button.
Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, feel free to import and edit converted load Canon Rebel T4i 650D mov files to Final Cut Pro.
Additional editing features of the Pavtube Canon MOV to ProRes Converter:
1. Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check 'Merge into one' box beside 'Settings' button.
2. Deinterlace- click 'Editor', switch to 'Effect' tab, find 'Deinterlacing' box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.
3. Thumbnail- click 'Snapshoot' button when previewing the video. Click 'Option' to set the image format of screenshots.
4. Trim a section of the movie- click 'Editor', switch to 'Trim' tab, and input time point in start and end box.
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