Moving into the DSLR revolution and picked up the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D)? Good. Photographers looking for an easy-to-use camera that will help them create their next masterpiece need look no further than the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, which continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance. Featuring Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor and an 18.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor - plus cutting-edge technologies like Full HD video recording, Live View shooting, wireless flash photography and even a vari-angle 3.0-inch LCD monitor - the EOS Rebel T3i offers the best of EOS photography in a compact package. This camera is also ideal for video shooting and the capturing of spectacular stills. With a new Vari-angle LCD and more Fps options in 1080p HD, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a fierce warrior in its class.
The 1080p HD .mov shootings taken with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i gives pretty stunning quality. The thing is, people are having trouble using Log and transfer to import EOS Rebel T3i .mov files to FCP. Canon USA EOS site provides plug-in (Canon E-1 Movie Plugin) to get the shootings working with Final Cut Pro and iMovie. However, it seems that some T3i .mov shootings can be recognized while others not, even with plug-in installed. Log and transfer gives error message from time to time when importing EOS Rebel T3i directory structure to FCP.
An optional workaround is converting the Rebel T3i H.264 shootings to Apple ProRes codec, which is fully compatible with Final Cut Pro. When a 1080p HD .mov clip is converted into Apple ProRes .mov it can be loaded to FCP instantly. Below shows you how to convert Canon EOS Rebel T3i .mov to Apple ProRes codec, the high-definition video compression format specifically developed for Final Cut Pro.
Required Mac application: Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac
This camera video to FCP converter software is good at 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 T3i 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.
Here comes a detailed guide on how to use Pavtube camera video to FCP converter to encode Canon Rebel t3i footages to Final Cut Pro editable format.
Step 1. Download a trial of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, run the app and click “Add” button to browse to Rebel T3i MOV footage either from cam HDD or SD card.
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)”. The ingested Rebel T3i files could be significantly larger than the original files, which has a much higher compression ratio than Apple ProRes. 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.
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.
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 T3i 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 T3i files for FCP post-production.
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.
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