Import and Edit Canon 6D Mark II Videos in FCP X/7
The Canon 6D Mark II is a fantastic and inexpensive full-frame DSLR, offering extraordinary technical image quality in a lightweight package. For multimedia creation, the 6D Mark II comes equipped with powerful Full HD video recording options in MOV and MP4 container. Many users reported that shooting is just perfect but it is a pain while importing videos from Canon 6D Mark II to Final Cut Pro. Any possible solution?
The basic reason why we can't get FCP work with Canon 6D Mark II videos is that the H.264 encoded MOV or MP4 files are not acceptable by FCP. Since FCP is designed to work best with ProRes codec, the easy workaround supplied here is to convert Canon 6D Mark II MOV/MP4 to ProRes codec for FCP X, FCP 7. The most important part here is how to find out the best video converter among so many options on Google and Bing.
In order to keep the video quality as well as finish the Canon MOV/MP4 to Final Cut Pro task as quickly as possible, we naturally recommends the ProRes Converter:Video Converter for Mac. With it, you also can easily transfer all popular formats like MP4, H.264, MXF, MTS, AVCHD, VOB, MPG, etc. to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 in Mac with a few clicks. Beside ProRes, this Mac video converter provides professional codecs like Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, etc. Below is the step by step guide.
Full Guide: Encode Canon 6D Mark II Videos to Final Cut Pro
Step 1: Add source videos to the converter
Launch Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load 1080p .mp4 or .mov videos for converting.
Step 2: Specify output format
Click on the "Format" bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" as the output format. If you prefer smaller file size, choose "Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)" instead.
Step 3: Choose proper parameters in Settings
Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 or set smaller bitrate to further cut down export file size. You may skip this step as well.
Step 4: Start Canon 6D MK II video conversion
As soon as all things are finished, please click "Convert" button to start the Canon 6D Mark ii MP4 to ProRes .mov conversion on Mac OS X. The conversion process may take long time but it will not bother to render in FCP.
Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can copy the converted Canon 6D MK II files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 with smooth workflow.