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[Off Topic] Convert Canon EOS 6D h.264 footage to FCP, iMovie losslessly

Summary: In this article, you will learn how to successfully import Canon EOS 6D H.264 MOV recording to FCP/iMovie.



The EOS 6D is an ultra-compact, highly versatile camera that will appeal to a wide spectrum of independent videographers including corporate video makers, wedding and event video producers and more. However, you may face a problem when trying to transfer Canon EOS 6D footage to Mac tools like iMovie, Final Cut Pro.

As you know, In fact, H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing code, and you need to transcode H.264 footage to a more friendly format Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP or Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie. Here I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to transcode Canon 1080p MOV to ProRes/AIC for editing flawlessly on Mac OS X.

First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Canon EOS Video Converter hooked to your Mac. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, I recommend you try Brorsoft's Video Converter for Mac. The program supports transcoding Canon 6D h.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422, Apple InterMediate Codec without quality loss so that you can easily import/load 6D videos to Final Cut Pro (X), FCP 6/7, iMovie 8/9/11 without crashing problem and avoid rendering.

If you have the same problem about editing Canon 6D h.264 videos in Final Cut Pro or iMovie, you may follow the step-by-step guide to convert Canon EOS 6D footage to ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie.

How to Convert Canon 6D video files to work in Final Cut Pro/iMovie

Step 1. Free Download and run the top Mac Canon H.264 MOV Converter, drag Canon EOS 6D recorded videos to the software.

Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file.



Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” for editing Canon MOV in FCP; select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie.



Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding 6D h.264 .mov to for iMovie, FCP on Mac OS X.

Some more helpful features of the Canon H.264 Video Converter

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)



2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, effect, subtitles, etc.

So there you have it. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Canon 6D videos in Final Cut Pro (X) or iMovie under Mac without problems.

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Source:How to Import video from Canon 6D to Mac FCP/iMovie

[size="4"]Summary: This article will show you how to convert Canon 6D 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Mac Final Cut Pro and iMovie for playback and editing .

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All Canon 70D/60D/6D/5D MK III Videos recoded are vivid and brilliant, and such H.264 MOV files are supposed to be editable in FCP (X) or iMovie, however, this is just our wishful thingking, users often meet the problem below:
“I shot a video with Canon EOS 6D, I am trying to edit is in FCP, however, such MOV files just cannot edited in the program, just not be recognized, so, how can I solve this problem Thanks. ”

Why this happen is because H.264 MOV is different from Prores MOV which is natively supported by FCP, iMovie. So, if we wanna import Canon  H.264 MOV files to FCP/iMovie, you need to convert Nikon H.264 MOV to ProRes MOV first. Brorsoft Canon EOS Video Converter for mac is a workable solution.  

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How to transcode H.264 MOV video file from Canon 6D to FCP/iMovie editing format on Mac


1. Load H.264 files from Canon EOS 6D to the program

Install the program on Mac and run it. Drag the H.264 files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file.



2. Select output format

a. For FCP users, hit the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format. This format is specially designed for FCP.



b. For iMovie users, hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing in iMovie: iMovie/FCE —> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).



Tip: To further customize the output format, please click “Settings”  button and enter "Profile Settings" window to adjust video and audio parameters. For example:

Some more helpful features of the Canon H.264 Video Converter

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)


3. Start converting Canon EOS 6D H.264 MOV to FCP/iMovie
Click the "Convert" button to start video conversion. The Conversion window will pop up, which displays task list and progress information including Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size. After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated videos.

Keep in mind, the consuming time grows with generated file size. If conversion takes long time, you can set auto shut down by checking the box of “Shut down computer after conversion”.

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If you're looking forward to getting an ultimate all-in-one video converter, DVD/Blu-ray Ripper tool to convert videos, rip Blu-ray/DVD movies in one place on your Mac, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is a better choice for you.  

Plus, you can learn the detailed Comparison Chart of Brorsoft Mac products:  MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac vs. Video Converter for Mac vs. iMedia Converter for Mac here.

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Source:Transcode 1080p H.264 MOV video from Canon 6D to FCP/iMovie editing Format

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[size="4"]Trouble importing and editing 1080P files from Sony Handycam in FCP, iMovie, FCE on Mac OS X (El Capitan included)? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue.

As the newbie of the Sony Hanycam, our concern is how to import Sony Handycam video to Mac and how about the compatibility of Sony Handycam and FCP, iMovie, FCE.But it is difficult to play and edit the Sony Handycam AVCHD videos with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE on Mac due to its high rate compression and special codec.



In order to make the AVCHD videos from Sony Handycam compatible with Mac, the easy workaround is to convert Sony Handycam files. For this purpose, this article mainly shows you how to transcode Sony Handycam videos for editing, playing, sharing or uploading in detail. Below is how.

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1. First, connect Sony Handycam to Mac via usb cable, firewire, or a/v cable, turn on the camcorder and copy video files from Sony Handycam to Mac hard disk.

2. Download and install Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

It works as a best Sony Handycam MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony Handycam MTS files to ProRes for FCP (X), AIC for iMovie/FCE. Plus, it can also help you to convert MTS/M2TS to MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI etc. videos for different uses.

3. Launch Sony MTS Converter Mac and click add button to import 1080p Handycam video to the program.



4. Click "format" bar to choose the output format. There are many output format for you to choose: you can freely choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), or iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).



Tip: Click the Settings button; you can recommended to set the video size to 1920*1080, bit rate to high quality, and the frame rate to 30fps (25fps for original 50p videos), which can output the best quality videos.

5.  Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Sony Handycam 1080p AVCHD to iMovie/FCE/FCP friendly format on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, you can transfer video from Sony Handycam to Mac for further editing with FCP, FCE, iMovie smoothly.

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