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Dec 06

Final Cut Pro not compatible with Canon EOS 6D H.264 MOV file on Mac? How to do?

The tutorial is Final Cut Pro workflow for Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera, when you import or log and transfer Canon EOS 6D MOV files to Final Cut Pro (or FCP 6/7 and FCP X), you will find Final Cut Pro is not recongnize the Canon EOS 6D MOV files, so the best way to convert Canon EOS 6D H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 MOV and then import ProRes 422 MOV files to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac.

The Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera is the ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100-25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200, and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor delivers enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed. A new 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions, and with continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, you are ready to capture fast action. Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone. Compact, lightweight, brilliant low-light performance, and loaded with easy to use features, the EOS 6D is truly the Full-Frame DSLR camera for everyone.

Learn more Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera parameters – Specifications

You may have got this amazing Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera, it’s exciting for you to take photos and record full HD 1080p videos. Maybe you have a idea that edit Canon EOS 6D recording MOV videos with Final Cut Pro X on Mac, so you try to log and transfer Canon 6D MOV files to Final Cut Pro, but failed finally. Because you found the Final Cut Pro is not recongnize the Canon EOS 6D MOV videos, such as:

“I needed to edit my Canon EOS 6D MOV video using Final Cut Pro on my mac, but FCP could not properly import or “Log and Transfer” as it is normally supposed to do. I knew that I had to convert 6D MOV file to ProRes 422 or another FCP compatible format. Which did you recommend to help me? what is the best workflow that you have found? I need keep the original quality. All answers are very much appreciated! Thanks.”

Apple ProRes is one of the most popular and commonly used codecs in professional post-production. The Apple ProRes family of video codecs has made it both possible and affordable to edit full-frame, 10-bit, 4:2:2 high-definition (HD), 2K, 4K, and 5K video sources with multistream performance in Final Cut Pro (X).

The EOS 6D recorded file format is H.264 MOV, this format is supported by many editing software, but it can’t be supported perfectly, take FCP and FCP X for example. So, to import Canon 6D MOV files to Final Cut Pro successfully, i suggest you convert problematic H.264 MOV to ProRes MOV. I ever have problem to import separate MOV into Final Cut Pro, such a headache that I really want to change to AVID or other software. At last I find a third party program called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to help me, now I combine pavtube with FCP to help me finish my job. FLAWLESSLY. I can’t make sure you the original quality, but I can’t see the loss. Get a free trail from below to make sure it helps you too. You are welcome.

Software Requirement

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac – in this tutorial it will perform as a Canon 6D MOV to FCP converter. Currently, many cameras and video products on the market save to .mov files. And almost every mov file format is different. Some of these MOV files can be imported into Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X while other MOV files no audio or the video is scrambled. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can recognize all kinds of MOV files and convert them to perfect ProRes 422 files to work with FCP (include FCP 6, FCP 7, FCP X). Best of all, users can import directly from a camera SD, which saves steps and time.

Here is the best workflow for all tapeless media, including Canon EOS 6D DSLR…

  • 1. Backup the FULL CARD…everything.
  • 2. Convert Canon 6D footage (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM) to an editing format such as Apple ProRes 422. The H.264 MOV format the Canon 6D camera records is not optimal for editing.

Step 1. Load Canon EOS 6D mov files.

After install, open up the professinal Canon 6D MOV to Final Cut Pro Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” tag to browse and load source MOV files from your Canon 6D camera directly or from an archived folder saved on your HDD. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

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. Select output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Click “Format” column to choose the “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” Apple ProRes 422 MOV as best output format for editing in FCP 6/7/X.

Step 3. You can click settings button to adjust the output video and audio’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, codec and frame rate, etc.

Step 4. Edit function is useful and convenient for you to use. You can trim, crop, adjust effects or add watermark to the video. such as “how to trim and maintain a certain section of a Canon 6D MOV clip?”

Click “Edit”, when the “Video Editor” interface appears, switch to “Trim” tab, on which you are allowed to trim your wanted section by setting Start and End time. When finished, click “OK” to confirm.

Tips: If you want to see more intuitive operation steps, please refer to the YouTube Video:

Step 5. Convert Canon EOS 6D MOV to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP 6/7 or FCP X.

Click “Convert” button to start convert Canon EOS 6D H.264 MOV videos to ProRes 422 MOV for working within Final Cut Pro (or FCP 6/7, FCP X). When the conversion is done, click “Open” button to get the generated ProRes 422 files for using in FCP 6/7/X.

After converting Canon EOS 6D MOV files, just according to the following tutorial import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro (X), Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing the video. Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro X. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express 4 (FCE 4) for editing in full HD.

Additional Contents

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can also help you convert Canon EOS 6D MOV files to Mac Compatible Formats like ProRes 422(*.mov), Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), Avid DNxHD, XDCAM MOV, HDV, DVCPRO, MOV(AVC), H.264 MOV for editing software FCP (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kendlive, etc or convert to other common formats such as MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, AVI, and even H.264 MOV for other usages. Only need to change the “step 2”:

  • – choose “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” for Avid Media Composer
  • – choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” for iMovie or Final Cut Express
  • – choose “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)” for Adobe Premiere Pro

PS. View “Canon Video Solution Column” on my blog, you can know more about how to import Canon files to other Mac Editing Software, i hope can help you learn more.

Good-fellowship clew: Here is a Free DVD Creator for Mac, it can help you free burn Canon 6D MOV video to DVD disc on Mac (include Mac Mountain Lion 10.8).

A happy work.

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