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Feb 21

How to edit Canon PowerShot N footages on Mac (FCP, iMovie, FCE)?


Canon has expanded its PowerShot line at CES 2013, with the 12.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot N unveiled as an ultra-compact snapper that features a new, unusually boxy design that is a combination of enjoyable and frustrating to use in equal measures.

Switching up conventional controls between an increasingly popular touchscreen and the rather unusual pairing of lens-mounted rings, one for zoom, one for the shutter, the Wi-Fi capable Canon PowerShot N is, on first impressions at least, a device that is designed for the Facebook ages, quick, quirky and extremely compact.

Key specifications

  • 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 8x optical zoom lens
  • 28mm to 224mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range
  • 461k-dot, 2.8-inch tilting touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • ISO 80 to 6,400
  • 1080p full-HD video recording
  • 174g

Full HD 1080p Video

A dedicated movie button makes it easy to switch directly to video mode. With one touch of the button you are able to capture video in Full HD 1080p video at 24 frames per second. Video is also available in lower resolutions and in miniature effect mode and Super Slow Motion mode. Short Movie “Digests” can be created at 1280 x 720 resolution.

How to Import Canon PowerShot N footages to Mac (FCP, iMovie, FCE)?

The Canon PowerShot N recorded videos are H.264 codec MOV format, which supports 1080p full HD recording, many people use Canon PowerShot N record vivid high-definition videos and images. The Canon PowerShot N recorded file format is H.264 MOV, this format is supported by many editing software, but it can’t be supported perfectly, take FCP, iMovie, FCE for example. Final Cut Pro supported best video format is Apple ProRes 422 Codec MOV format, and imovie/FCE best supported video format is AIC codec MOV format. You can edit video with these formats FCP, iMovie, FCE smoothly. So it’s great choice to change Canon Powershot N H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, or to AIC codec MOV format, then you can edit video well on Mac. You can follow the steps below to convert Canon PowerShot N footages for FCP, iMovie, FCE.

Step 1. Download and install Pavtube Canon MOV Converter for Mac. It’s can convert videos between rich video formats, such as convert media from Canon PowerShot N to ProRes 422/AIC for FCP, iMovie, FCE.

Step 2. Drag and drop the Canon powershot N recorded H.264 MOV video to this Mac Canon MOV Converter.

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 3. Click “Format” column to choose the best output format for editing in FCP, iMovie, FCE.

  • For FCP or FCP X users, choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)
  • For iMovie or FCE 4 users, choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”

Step 4. Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.  E.g. set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p). You may skip this step as well.

Step 5. Hit “3D” icon, set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc. You may skip this step as well.

Step 6. Convert Canon Powershot N H.264 MOV for editing on Mac.

Press “Convert” icon, let this smart Canon MOV Converter for Mac to help you convert Canon Powershot N H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP (X) or encode Canon Powershot N H.264 MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE importing and editing! This Mac Canon MOV Converter is specifically designed for Mac users (including Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard). The video and audio quality are best guaranteed.

When the conversion task ends up, click “Open” button to get the generated ProRes 422 or AIC codec MOV files for using in Final Cut Pro or iMovie/FCE.

PS. You can also follow these Mac Importing Tutorial to import converted Canon Powershot N H.264 MOV files to the Mac Editing Software.

More about Video Files Importing Ways, pls reference File Importing Page.


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