Convert Canon 5D Mark IV 4K Video to FCP X with Apple ProRes codec

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV supports DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution recording at up to 30 fps at 500 Mbps, along with Full HD 1080p shooting at 60 fps and HD 720p at 120 fps for slow motion playback. When recording in-camera, 4K video has 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth, while Full HD 1080p footage has 4:2:0 sampling. Uncompressed Full HD 1080p video can also be saved via HDMI to an optional external recorder with 4:2:2 color sampling. 4K video is recorded using a central 4096 x 2160 area of the sensor at a 1.74x crop in order to record video with an ideal 1:1 pixel sampling ratio, while Full HD recording makes use of the entire full frame.

If you record some 4K videos from Canon 5D Mark IV, things would be a little more complicated when you work with the 4K files in Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X.

We know that Final Cut Pro X supported best video format is Apple ProRes 422 Codec MOV format, you can edit video with this format in Final Cut Pro X smoothly. And Canon EOS 5D Mark IV recorded video is H.264 Codec MOV format, so it’s the best choice to convert Canon 5D Mark IV 4K videos to ProRes 422 codec MOV format, then you can edit 5D Mark IV video well in FCP X without rendering on Mac.

UFUWare 4K videos Converter for FCP X can help you to make it possible, it can not only transcode Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 4K videos to suitable video format for FCP X, but also do some little editing some simple editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list. You can follow the steps below to convert 5D Mark IV footages for FCP X.

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Step 1: Connect your Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to your Apple with USB2.0.

Free Download the best Mac Canon MOV to FCP X Converter. Install and run it on you Mac. It’s excellent Canon video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.

Click “Add videos” to load individual videos, or click “Add from folder” to load the whole folder.

Canon 5D Mark IV to FCP X


You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. If your MOV files have already been transferred to your Apple hard drive, you can easily drag them to the best Canon H.264 to ProRes Converter.

If you have multiple MOV files, you can select all files and click Merge to merge the MOV files into one single file for FCP so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2. Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple PreRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) for as best video format for editing Canon 5D Mark IV footage in FCP X as well as good video quality.. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon.

Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro X. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Canon 5D Mark IV 4K videos to ProRes 422 for FCP X on Mac immediately.

Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import the ProRes 422 MOV to FCP X under Mac without rendering.

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