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Convert and Import Canon G7X Mark II Video to Premiere Pro


Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II with exhilarating speed and performance, can be ideal for travel, events and anywhere on the go. Whereas, after recording videos with Canon G7X Mark II, users may meet the playback, editing issues when importing Canon G7X Mark II videos to Premiere Pro. Now in this article we will share the easiest way to load and edit Canon G7X Mark II H.264 mp4 files with Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 natively.

The basic reason why we can't smoothly import Canon footage to Premiere Pro is that Canon G7X Mark II uses H.264 codec for video compressing which is an ideal file type for video capture, but not ideal for editing. And the H.264 compression format should be transcoded into a format better suited to editing; this would usually be MPEG-2, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC.

Method 1. Rename your Canon Videos

Right click your Canon MP4 footage; rename the .mp4 files. This "fools" Adobe Premiere Pro into thinking it's a different codec.

It works in this way; however, your footage didn't turn into another codec so that Premiere Pro may still does something wrong during editing. And if you didn't do a backup before changing the extension, it really ruins your valuable footage.

Besides, here's another problem: what if you have hundreds of clips to be edited? Rename all of them could be such a pain!

So here comes the second way to let Adobe Premiere Pro ingest Canon G7X Mark II videos smoothly.

Method 2. Convert G7X Mark II footage with a Canon video converter

Come and meet Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which would be a vital part of your workflow. Basically, it does a good job in converting Canon G7X Mark II H.264 .mp4 files to MPEG-2 formats for Premiere Pro editing in sync and not loose quality. And it allows you to join the G7X II MP4 clips together, and add audio track to the video as background music if you want.If you are Windows users, please get the equivalent Windows version- Brorsoft Video Converter. Download and you can follow the steps below.

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Transcode Canon G7X MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1. Load source footage

Transfer the .mp4 files from GX7 Mark II to computer via USB cable. Run Canon H.264 Video Converter for Mac, click the "Add video" button to load individuals mp4 videos; or click "Add from folder" to load the entire folder.


Step 2. Choose editing program compatible format

Click the "Format" option, you will find various video formats sorted by various programs/devices. For Adobe Premiere Pro, it should be "Adobe Premiere > MPEG-2(*.mpg)".


Step 3. Start conversion

Click "convert" button to convert Canon GX7 Mark II H.264 MP4 for Premiere Pro. After conversion completes, you can easily import CanonGX7 Mark II footage to Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 for smoothly editing as you want.

Extended knowledge: A word about editing "Native" in Adobe Premiere Pro:

One of the coolest features of Adobe Premiere Pro is its ability to edit "native" video. What this means is: if you've shot with a certain codec, in a proprietary wrapper, you don't need to transcode or rewrap the file before you edit.

This saves on:
Time (you have to twiddle your thumbs while the transcoding or rewrapping is going on)
Hard drive space (you need to keep both versions sometimes)
Computer life span (the less you render the better, always)

However, there are some scenarios where you have no choice. Some new codec or file format like MKV, QuickTime is not supported by Adobe Premiere Pro natively. You have to either use a third-party plug-in or transcode into another format. In this case, Brorsoft Video Converter would be your best choice.

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