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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.

Additional Tips:
UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac is fully featured Mac HD video converting software, providing Mac user hassle-free HD video conversion/editing solutions. It converts Blu-ray M2TS or HD videos like AVCHD MTS/M2TS, XAVC, MOD, TOD, MOV, MP4, MVI, MXF, etc from HDTV and HD-camcorders, 1080p multi-track HD videos M2TS, MTS, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, AVCHD, HDTV, BDAV, MPEG-TS, standard AVI, MPEG, TS, FLV, WMV, MOV and QT videos.

This versatile, handy and 32X faster HD video converter for Mac also comes with diverse device presets for new iPad Mini/Air, iPhone 5S/5C, Apple TV (3), iTunes, Android, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Note 10.1/S4, Google New Nexus 7, HTC, Kindle Fire, Surface Pro 2, WP8, Xbox, PSP, etc. Meanwhile, it works as YouTube online video downloader, Mac screen recorder, photo slideshow maker and more. Moreover, it’s capable of outputting videos in Apple ProRes/AIC/DNxHD/DVCPRO, etc. for NLEs like iMovie 11/9/8, FCP X/7/6, FCE, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Keynote, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Adobe After Effects CS6, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto as well as QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac.

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How to Transcode Nikon DSLR HD MOV Videos to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac?

Nikon Digital SLRs combine the latest in technology with ease of use to produce high-definition footages that are popular among the videographers, which is also a big competitor to canon. There are lots of hot models in Nikon DSLR series, like the newly released Nikon D7100 and D5200, as well as the D800, D600, D4, D3S, D90, D7000, D300S, D90, D3100 and more. No matter which one you choose and get, you can shoot excellent footage in 1080p or 720p as you want.

While, there are more than one users experienced something weird while trying to edit some Nikon DSLR camera video files in Final Cut Pro X. The Nikon DSLR video can’t be handled smoothly by the FCP X software on Mac. In fact, the files on the Nikon DSLRs are h.264 .mov files. The H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be Apple ProRes. So, to bring your Nikon H.264 mov footage into FCP X for smoothly editing on Mac, you’re suggested to transcode Nikon h.264 to Apple ProRes, the native editing codec of FCP in advance. Along with some help from a third-party software.

That’s where UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac comes in: it is good at encoding camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, MXF, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMoive, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, making the experience of importing and editing Nikon Video files within Final Cut Pro X as fast and seamless as possible. Just download it and follow the guide below to convert Nikon D800/D4/D3S,/D90/D7000/D300S to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 further editing.

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How to Transcode Nikon 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 Nikon DSLR camera recorded h.264 footages to it.

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Step 2: Click format bar to choose “Apple ProRes” codec for DSLR .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.

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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 Nikon 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 Nikon H.264 video files in Final Cut Pro X smoothly.

Additional Tips:
UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac is fully featured Mac HD video converting software, providing Mac user hassle-free HD video conversion/editing solutions. It converts Blu-ray M2TS or HD videos like AVCHD MTS/M2TS, XAVC, MOD, TOD, MOV, MP4, MVI, MXF, etc from HDTV and HD-camcorders, 1080p multi-track HD videos M2TS, MTS, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, AVCHD, HDTV, BDAV, MPEG-TS, standard AVI, MPEG, TS, FLV, WMV, MOV and QT videos.

This versatile, handy and 32X faster HD video converter for Mac also comes with diverse device presets for new iPad Mini/Air, iPhone 5S/5C, Apple TV (3), iTunes, Android, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Note 10.1/S4, Google New Nexus 7, HTC, Kindle Fire, Surface Pro 2, WP8, Xbox, PSP, etc. Meanwhile, it works as YouTube online video downloader, Mac screen recorder, photo slideshow maker and more. Moreover, it’s capable of outputting videos in Apple ProRes/AIC/DNxHD/DVCPRO, etc. for NLEs like iMovie 11/9/8, FCP X/7/6, FCE, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Keynote, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Adobe After Effects CS6, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto as well as QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac.

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How to Convert Somes MOV Videos to Final Cut Pro X Compatible ProRes MOV for Editing?

Want to convert your favorite MOV videos to Final Cut Pro X for editing according to your own preference? You may come across a problem: some of your MOV files can’t be successfully imported. It is possibly because of different codec existed in different MOV files. Final Cut Pro X is famous for its powerful editing features, it is the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, not all of these codec can be supportable by Final Cut Pro X. In that case, I recommend you to convert the MOV files to Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 (*.mov) for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. You may ask “How?” This article is going to tell you how to convert MOV to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The MOV to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit MOV to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

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Step 1. Load MOV videos to UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac.

Drag and drop MOV files directly to the MOV to FCP X Mac application. Or you can click the “Add File” button to load .mkv videos.

HD videos MOV to Final Cut Pro X

Step 2: Select Apple ProRes as output format for FCP X.

Click “Format” bar and move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″or HD Video > HD H.264 MOV Video (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro X.

MOV to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for FCP X

Step 3. Merge MOV files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the MOV to FCP X converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert MOV to ProREes MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MOV to FCP X converter starts converting MOV videos to ProREes or H.264 .mov, and joining the MOV files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

Tips:
UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac is fully featured Mac HD video converting software, providing Mac user hassle-free HD video conversion/editing solutions. It converts Blu-ray M2TS or HD videos like AVCHD MTS/M2TS, XAVC, MOD, TOD, MOV, MP4, MVI, MXF, etc from HDTV and HD-camcorders, 1080p multi-track HD videos M2TS, MTS, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, AVCHD, HDTV, BDAV, MPEG-TS, standard AVI, MPEG, TS, FLV, WMV, MOV and QT videos.

This versatile, handy and 32X faster HD video converter for Mac also comes with diverse device presets for new iPad Mini/Air, iPhone 5S/5C, Apple TV (3), iTunes, Android, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Note 10.1/S4, Google New Nexus 7, HTC, Kindle Fire, Surface Pro 2, WP8, Xbox, PSP, etc. Meanwhile, it works as YouTube online video downloader, Mac screen recorder, photo slideshow maker and more. Moreover, it’s capable of outputting videos in Apple ProRes/AIC/DNxHD/DVCPRO, etc. for NLEs like iMovie 11/9/8, FCP X/7/6, FCE, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Keynote, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Adobe After Effects CS6, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto as well as QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac.

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