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Canon EOS M to Final Cut Pro X - Convert EOS M H.264 MOV to ProRes

Several weeks ago canon unveiled the EOS M camera, which features a compact, magnesium-alloy body, and will be available in four colours - black, white, silver and red. This EOS M camera equipped with excellent video recording feature, movies can be recorded in Full HD 1920*1080 resolution at 30, 25 or 24 fps with stereo sound, using the highly-compatible MOV format and H.264 compression, with a time limit of 29 min 59 sec per clip. The EOS M offers a choice of either fully automatic exposure in video mode, or as much manual control as the user wishes to take.

It's great for us to take high quality images and record vivid full HD videos. If you have got the EOS M and often use it to record 1080P video, you may have the need to edit EOS M MOV in Final Cut Pro on Mac, but it seems not so easy to edit the footages.

Many users complained on forum that they cannot edit EOS M recorded MOV videos in FCP smoothly, the main reason is the H.264 codec, this codec is not well for editing, and FCP best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP X doesn't support Canon EOS M MOV footages well, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.

The best method to solve these problems is to convert EOS M MOV footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X, which this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. For the excellent output quality which will even can't tell the differences between the origianl ones and the converted ones. With FCP preset, newbie can master this converter easily and save their times.

How to Make Canon EOS M to Final Cut Pro from MOV to Prores ?

Step 1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac.

This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Canon EOS M MOV files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported. And on the Yosemite you will find it runs very smoothly without any hassle.

Step 2. Click format bar to choose the output format.

Click and choose "Final Cut Pro">"Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as your output format, for this codec will match the Final Cut Pro the best. Even you don't do the wrap thing, FCP will do this for you at the backstage.


If you don't very clear about the differences among those Apple ProRes codec , you can refer to this article.

Step 3. You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

Actually the origianl settings are OK, but if you found that the unsync problem about your audio and video, you can adjust Frame rate to solve this problem. Also you can know the detailed information about your generated files in the below table.

Step 4. Click convert button to start.

With this Canon EOS M MOV to Final Cut Pro converter, you can easily transcode EOS M H.264 files to FCP X for editing with prores codec.

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

And newbie must wonder how to transfer files into FCP, no need to worry , just go to here for detailed workflow.

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