For many shutterbugs, it is a feast of your eyes that Canon updated G series with a brand new digital camera in 2010. It's really good news especially for those advanced amateurs who have always paid attention to the G series. The Canon PowerShot G12 is developed with powerful technologies that have made the G series cameras famous for its image quality. Benefitting from a 2.8-inch LCD and a RAW + JPEG image mode, the G12 camera soon became a popular camera after its releasing.
Upgrading to 720p HD video in MOV format with stereo sound, the video shooting function of G12 has also been another attractive feature. Although it is possible for us to enjoy 720p HD footages on HDTV with a HDMI cable connected, there still many people want to edit Canon G12 MOV footages on FCP before enjoying them.
Though FCP announced that it supports MOV for input, the 720p HD video from Canon G12 is not compatible with FCP. So if we want to get 720p HD video edited on FCP, we need to have a conversion from G12 720p MOV to FCP format. It is no doubt that Apple ProRes is the most compatible format for editing on FCP. Therefore, to convert Canon G12 MOV to ProRes is the best way to edit G12 HD MOV on FCP without any rendering.
Transcode 720p MOV to ProRes for FCP editing
Step1: Load G12 720p HD videos to the G12 MOV to FCP Mac video converter.
Click the "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" icon on the main interface after downloading and installing the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. Before the importing, you need connect the camera and back up your MOV footages to your Mac hard drive.
Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes as output format for your MOV footages.
Click the format bar and then select "Final Cut Pro">"Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as target format. To set the profile settings, please click the Settings button. General speaking, the default settings are just fine.
Step 3. Start to convert G12 720p MOV footages to FCP.
Click the convert button and the conversion from 720p HD MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP will start and it will finish in a short time with high video quality. After that, you can freely transport the converted ProRes videos to FCP and edit them with ease.
To learn more conversion solutions for MVI/MOV files recorded by Canon PowerShot and EOS DSLR cameras, or Canon MXF clips captured by XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305, and Canon EOS C300, or AVCHD MTS files shot by VIXIA cameras, you are recommended to visit Pavtube's Canon Column page.
For new users, how to transfer files into FCP can be learned here.
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