Import Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV Videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac

Canon EOS-1D C Camera is a breakthrough in hybrid HDSLR technology–able to record stills, 4K and Full HD video, to either two on-board CF cards or uncompressed Full HD to outboard recorders. One of the largest benefits of having 4K video technology in a DSLR body is that it will be able to go places that other larger 4K cameras cannot, providing new ways of composing and capturing scenes. It is also compatible with the entire fleet of Canon EOS lenses already available, and perhaps already in your arsenal. If you’re looking for a powerful yet versatile rig that knows what a cinematographer wants and needs, then Canon answers the call with this impressive offering.

The EOS-1D C was built to shoot cinematic quality, in a compact and versatile EOS body. It is able to capture 4K (4096 x 2160), 24p (23.976) content directly to its on-board CF memory cards. It does this by using an 8-bit 4:2:2, high bit rate Motion JPEG compression scheme–allowing 4K content to be acquired in virtually any shooting environment, without an off-board external recorder.

When you got some 4K MOV files from Canon EOS-1D C, how to get 4K MOV footage to Final Cut Pro or other NLEs? Is Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV files directly compatible with FCP? This article aims to outline a way to import Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro with smooth workflow.

Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, ect to FCP for editing. But MOV video format is a long GOP format that is highly compressed and is not widely supported, including FCP 6/7 and even the latest FCP X. Since, Apple ProRes is the most compatible codec for FCP, so if we want to edit Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV on Final Cut Pro, it is necessary to convert those already shot 4K MOV files to ProRes .mov using third-party software.

Overall, UFUWare HD Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This ideal app offers you a best way to get Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV footage into FCP without losing quality. With it, you can transcode all 4K MOV files from Canon EOS-1D C to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X natively supported media format on Mac OS X (Yosemite included) with fast encoding speed. What’s more, this video converter also provides the optimal presets like MPEG-2, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec for Premiere, Avid MC, FCE, iMovie, etc. Download it and follow the tutorial below.

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Tutorial on converting Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Import 4K MOV Videos

Launch the 4K MOV Converter on your Mac, then click the adding button to import your 4K MOV flies from HD drive or your camcorder directly.

Step 2. Set ProRes as Output Format

Click the Format bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.

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Step 3. Advanced Video Audio settings

If you wanna, you can go to the “Settings” page to customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Step 4. Start converting 4K MOV video

After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV to ProRes for FCP conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File –> Import –> Files to import the converted files and edit them in FCP without any rendering or unrecognizable problem.

Additional Tips: If you want to make your Canon EOS-1D C 4K MOV files editable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the 4K Video Converter for Mac will also be a great choice for you. Choose a proper output format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” for iMovie in the second step.

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