Change Canon EOS 80D HD videos to FCP X friendly Apple ProRres
Category : Final Cut Pro
Canon has announced the EOS 80D, the successor to very capable EOS 70D that, notably, introduced Dual Pixel autofocus. The 80D brings some marked improvements to Canon’s mid-market, enthusiast line, including a new 45-point AF module and updated Dual Pixel AF.
Body-wise, the 80D remains very similar to the 70D, which means a polycarbonate exterior with water and dust resistance. A few things have changed: the Q and Playback buttons on the back have shrunk, a headphone socket has been added, the remote port has been moved downward, and the stereo microphones have been relocated from the top of the camera (near the hot shoe) to the front, with wider separation (note the four small holes just left of the EOS 80D logo). Furthermore, the 80D now has a mirror vibration control system similar to the 5DS and 7D Mark II.
video recording: H.264 QuickTime MOV 1080/30p, 25p, 24p; MP4: 1080/60p, 30p
Well, you may find it a painful experience to import H.264 video from MOV/MP4 format files from Canon 80D to FCP X for editing.
If you have bought Canon EOS 80D camera, besides taking photos with it, you may also use it to record high quality videos. Canon EOS 80D is able to help you record full HD videos in H.264 codec MOV or MP4 format, after you recorded videos with this camera, you may want to load the videos into editing programs for editing. However, many users complained that they had problem to import their shot Canon MOV files to FCP X. What’s the matter?
That’s because FCP X does not support all MP4 and MOV videos. So sometimes Canon EOS 80D MP4/MOV videos are not supported by FCP X. In order to ingest Canon EOS 80D video files into FCP X for smooth editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Canon H.264 video to a more editing-friendly format, such a FCP’s Apple ProRes.
To get the work done, first you need to download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. If you’re editing Canon 80D video files with FCP X supported editing format and Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle etc. non-linear editing systems formats without qualit loss. Besides, this powerful video converter also provide you editing you Canon EOS 80D video files like: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles. (read review)
Free download the Canon EOS 80D to FCP X video converter:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/hd-video-converter-mac/
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/pavtube-hd-video-converter/id502792488?mt=12
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-HD-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177786.html
How to Convert Canon EOS 80D MP4/MOV to FCP X supported formats
Step 1: Load EOS 80D footage to the program
Install and launch Pavtube HD Video Converter fo mac, and then click “Add” button to browse to EOS 80D footage either from cam HDD or SD card or drag the footage from your 80D camera to the program.
Step 2: Select output format
Click on “Format” bar set an Apple ProRes format. You are advised to “Follow Final Cut Pro” template and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. 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: Choose proper parameters in Settings
Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.
Step 4: Start converting Canon EOS 80D video to ProRes codec
Click “Convert” to start transferring EOS 80D mov files to Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro X. The conversion process may take long time but it will not bother to render in FCP. X After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate converted Canon EOS 80D footage to FCP X.
Note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.