“ Having read a lot about the Sony RX-100 and I was wondering what’s your thoughts about Canon EOS M? Not long ago, I just get my Canon EOS M camera, but having some trouble with finding out how to edit my video recorded with my Canon EOS M camera. The format of the recorded movie is H.264 MOV, when I try to import the MOV files into on my Mac OS X 10.8 using Final Cut Pro X, the program becomes choppy and finally crashes. It seems currently FCP X doesn’t recognise MOV video clips and the Canon EOS plugin doesn’t work well. Could this high-compressed H.264 MOV be too much for the program to handle? Is there any way I can use EOS M mov files in FCP X? “
As far as I know, 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 records video in Full HD 1920×1080 resolution at 30, 25 or 24 fps with stereo sound, and a time limit of 29 min 59 sec per clip using MOV format and H.264 compression. This is a long GOP highly compressed format which is better for viewing than editing. It requires that files be converted into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be Apple ProRes. So, if you want to edit Canon EOS M MOV footage in FCP X on Mac OS X 10.8 smoothly, you need to transcode Canon EOS M H.264 MOV to Apple Prores 422 which is native with FCP X first.
Here we recommended the best Canon H.264 MOV to ProRes Converter for FCP X with the step-by-step guide on how to convert Canon EOS M 1080p MOV to Final Cut Pro X for further editing with Apple ProRes codec.
- Download Free Trial of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac OS X 10.8 here:
- Transfer your Canon EOS M to iMac/Macbook via USB cable. Then, import the H.264 MOV footage to hard drive. Another way is to plug your SD or SDHC memory card to a card reader.
- Make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
Step 1: Import Canon EOS M 1080p .MOV files to FCP X
Install and run Canon H.264 MOV Converter for Mac, and click either “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load 1080p .MOV files.
Step 2. Set a FCP X friendly format as output profile.
Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to set a FCP X friendly format.
Step 3. Set best output quality for FCP X editing.
Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.
Step 4. Convert Canon EOS M H.264 MOV to Prores.
Click “Convert” button to transcode Canon EOS M H.264 MOV files to Apple Prores. Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly.
Now you are free to import Canon EOS M HD mov footage in Final Cut Pro X for smoothly editing on Mac OS X 10.8 with high quality.
- To get more tips for other Canon camcorders and cameras, you can refer to Canon DSLR video Tips and Tricks that will do you a favor.
- If you are interested in converting files of other formats or enjoying DVDs and BDs on your portable devices, please link to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to get more information.
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