Easy way to edit Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K video in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is the company’s latest flagship camera. Its lineage and price tag make clear that it’s aimed at professionals. While the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II was at the referred-to Super Bowl in only very limited numbers, its predecessor, the Canon EOS 1D X was a dominant choice. The 1D X had been the best sports/action/media camera Canon has ever introduced. It was built tough, had an incredible AF system, had a crazy-fast frame rate and delivered excellent image quality.

It’s possible to shoot 4K at 60fps (in 17:9 DCI cinema standard) for up to 29-minutes 59-seconds at 800Mbit/sec without limit to file size. However, the problem that filmmaker considered is that how to make these outstanding 4K videos from Canon EOS-1D X Mark II into Final Cut Pro or other NLEs for editing smoothly. Now this article will offer you tips and tricks for importing Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K MOV and MP4 videos to FCP.

Actually, the 4K MOV and MP4 video were restricted to edit in Final Cut Pro. Only the latest version FCP X can natively support 4K video like Canon’s MOV or MP4 footage. But, due to the format limit, we can’t play Canon EOS-1D X Mark II footage (MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM) in the editing software smoothly, and we spend long time on rendering videos. How to solve the issues? As mentioned above, we need to transcode 4K video to FCP compatible video. What you need is a Canon Video Converter application.

aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is the ideal Canon 4K Video Converter for you, which can take your high quality Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K videos and convert them into a supported format Apple ProRes MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6. This 4K Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as the users want. For Windows users, aPubsoft HD Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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How to transcode Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K video to ProRes MOV for FCP?

Step 1.

Install and run the Canon Video Converter on your Mac. Directly drag and drop the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K MP4 files to it, or click “Add File” button to load the Canon 4K videos to the converter. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

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Step 2. Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The Apple ProRes is native codec for editing in FCP X/7/6.

Convert Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K video to ProRes MOV for FCP X/7/6

Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3. When ready, click the “Convert” button to transcode Canon EOS-1D X Mark II MOV/MP4 video to ProRes MOV for FCP on Mac.

After the conversion, click “Open Folder” button to get the output ProRes .mov videos. Then, you can import and edit Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac OS X(Sierra and El Capitan included) without issues.

aPubsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac offers one-stop solution for any media downloading and converting tasks. You can convert any DVD to MP4, DVD to FLV, DVD to MKV, DVD to MOV, DVD to AVI, DVD to WMV and more, convert any 4K Ultra videos (4K H.265/HEVC Video(*.mp4) /4K H.264 FLV Video (*.flv)) to 4K /1080p HD video and other your needed format like MTS, TS, MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, WMV, MKV, FLV and more. It has the ability to download online videos like YouTube videos/music and more.