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Get Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i footage into Final Cut Pro timeline

Canon EOS 700D (also known as Rebel T5i) has recently been introduced as a new flagship DSLR Camera to the EOS lines. With a continuous shooting speed of up to 5.0 frames per second (fps) united with 9 all cross-type AF focus points, the new EOS Rebel T5i allows photographers the opportunity to shoot with ease, even in challenging shooting situations. The incredible image quality and performance starts with an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon's superb DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Combined with an extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode), the EOS Rebel T5i boasts crisp, detailed images, even in low-light conditions.

Canon EOS 700D

In terms of video production, the EOS Rebel T5i offers easy-to-use professional video capture. When users switch to EOS Full HD Movie mode, the EOS Rebel T5i offers the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD video in a number of recording sizes and frame rates including 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), and 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps).

Log and Transfer

While Final Cut Pro does work with Canon HD .mov footage, the Rebel T5i may be clunky to edit when in FCP timeline, as Canon DSLRs record in H.264 codec which is not intended for post video production. In the process of H.264 video editing within Final Cut Pro, it requires that the H.264 .mov videos to be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, and this could done in FCP Log&Transfer or standalone transcoder like Apple Compressor. To get things done faster, you can pick up Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which lets you convert Canon Rebel T5i video to Apple ProRes 422 with fastest speed and least quality loss.


Convert Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i footage to Apple ProRes codec for FCP

Step 1. Run the app and click “Add” button to browse to Rebel T5i MOV footage either from cam HDD or SD card. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Canon EOS 700D MOV files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.

HD Video Converter

Step 2. Click on “Format” bar set an Apple ProRes format. You are advised to “Follow Final Cut Pro” template and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. 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.

HD Video Converter

Step 3. Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.  E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 or set smaller bitrate to further cut down export file size. You may skip this step as well.

HD Video Converter

Step 4. Click “Browse” button to set a location on your HDD for the output video file. As it mentioned above, the generated file size could be huge, so make sure there are enough disk space.

Step 5. Click “Convert” to start transferring Rebel T5i mov files to Apple ProRes 422 codec. The conversion process may take long time but it will not bother to render in FCP. After conversion just click the "Open" button to locate converted Canon Rebel T5i files for FCP post-production.

For more guide about canon video, you can read Canon MOV to iMovie guide or Canon column, hope they can solve your problems.

This Mac HD Video Converter software also does an excellent job in converting video recordings shot by cameras to FCP and FCP X friendly format for editing, such as Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 HQ and Apple ProRes 4444. With powerful transcoding capability, this converter app enables users to import Nikon D7000 MOV to Final Cut Pro, convert T5i H.264 shootings to ProRes, edit AVCHD/MOV/MOD/TOD in Final Cut, edit Canon G12 MOV with FCP, Convert Canon 5D Mark III MOV to FCP X, transcode Nikon D3200 MOV to ProRes for FCP X, and add EOS 550D H.264 MOV to FCP for editing.    

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