How to Import/Edit Canon EOS H.264 MOV Videos to Final Cut Pro X on Mac?

No matter you are a filmmaker, multimedia professional or still photographer, Canon EOS camera will be a choice due to its highly mobile, lightweight features including Canon 5D Mark, Canon EOS 650D, Canon PowrShot G1 X, Canon SX40, Canon ESO-1DX, Canon EOS 7D/5D, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 550D, Canon EOS 500D, and more. What these cameras have in common is that they can record 1080p H.264 codec MOV footages.

The 1080p HD video recording function helps you perfectly capture every moment of tears and laughter in your life and keep the unique memory forever. While, some users would still get some troubles when intend to import the Canon H.264 MOV files to FCP X for editing on Mac because the Canon H.264 codec is not a perfect editable format for Final Cut Pro X, but Apple ProRes is.

If you have got MOV videos from Canon camera and suffered the headache from dealing with these files, the program UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac will get you out of trouble. With it, you not only can easily transcode Canon H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro X on Mac within few clicks. If you need, you can edit Canon MOV videos like cropping, trimming, merging videos, setting video codec, frame bitrate and so on. Below is the step-by-step guide.

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How to Transcode Canon H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Download, install and launch the best Mac MOV to ProRes Converter to import your Canon EOS camera recorded h.264 footages to it.

Canon H.264 MOV to FCP X

Step 2: Click format bar to choose “Apple ProRes” codec for EOS .mov. You are provided with five Apple ProRes options listed as below. You can choose a proper one that fit your needs best according to the main difference of the five ProRes codecs. You’re recommended to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, it’s best for FCP editing.

canon mov to prores 422 fcp x

Step 3: You can click settings button in the main interface to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

Step 4: Hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes codec on Mac OS X. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and import to FCP X.

In this way, you can easily import and edit your Canon H.264 video files in Final Cut Pro X smoothly.

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