Convert h.264 footage from a Canon Camera to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP (Final Cut Pro)
In order to be able to work with Canon DSLR footage (as from a 5D Mark II or 7D), you need to convert the h.264 into a more edit friendly format such as Apple ProRes 422. This tutorial shows you in detail how to ingest and convert this footage.
Software you need: Foxreal Video Converter for Mac
Step by step guide for you:
1. Download and install this Apple ProRes 422 Video Converter ( learn more ), run it.
2. Import your H.264 footage from a Canon 5D/7D, click “Add Video” button.
3. Choose the output profile that is Apple ProRes 422, then click “Convert” button to start converting.
4.Now, you can drag the converted Apple ProRes 422 Video to Final Cut Pro.
Tip: must use FCP 6 and above, if you are using FCP 5, you can try Apple InterMedia Codec profile from this Mac Video Converter:
What is Foxreal Video Converter for Mac?
It converts between numerous video formats and has headlining support for Apple ProRes. It also supports other pro-grade codecs like DVCPRO HD and other DVCPRO codecs, HDV, Avid DNxHD and Apple Intermediate. It also converts between common formats like AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, VOB, MPG, FLV and WMV. It also supports AVCHD MTS/MTS2. The software also converts TV formats like TiVo, TS and DVR-MS to quickly transfer those formats to an iPad or iPhone friendly file. It can also crop and trim clips, watermark and de-interlace them. Foxreal Video Converter uses advanced audio/video sync and supports importing HD to SD for Final Cut Pro 7. It requires a 1GHz processor and Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, with at least 512MB of RAM. It costs $35.
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