I’ve got some 4K MOV files from Canon 6D 4K camera, how to get 4K MOV footage to Final Cut Pro or other NLEs? Is Canon 6D 4K MOV files directly compatible with FCP?
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 6D 4K MOV on Final Cut Pro, it is necessary to convert those already shot 4K MOV files to ProRes .mov using third-party software.
Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version (read the review) is an easy to use yet professional 4K Converter on which can not only transcode Canon 6D 4K MOV files to Apple ProRes codec(different type of Apple ProRes) videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the program can also convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc.
Key Feature of Pavtube Video Converter:
- Support nearly all HD/SD video and audio formats to various video and audio format;
- Make videos & movies & audios compatible with Android tablets/Phones, Apple devices, Mac OS X El Capitan, video game console, websites and more;
- Edit videos with trim, crop, split, merge and special effects;
- Process videos and movies in batch even faster and easier;
- Attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment;
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The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.
The following guides you how to convert Canon 6D 4K MOV footages to Apple ProRes 422 encoded MOV file for FCP. If you have the same problem about editing Canon 6D 4K MOV videos in Final Cut Pro, check out the brief guide below.
First free download and install Pavtube Video Converter on your Mac or Windows, and then launch it. Now just follow the step by step guide demonstrate how to import and edit Canon 6D 4K videos in FCP.
Import and Edit Canon 6D 4K Videos in FCP
Step 1: Transfer DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4 video footage to Mac local drive.
The Canon 6D camera records footage on an micro SD card, you can remove the SD card from the camera, insert the micro SD card to a card reader, then plug the card reader into your computer’s USB Port for transferring the video footage to your Mac local hard drive.
Step 2: Add Canon 6D 4K source video files.
On the main interface, Click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import source Canon 6D 4K video files to the program.
Step 3: Pick output file format.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down selections, choose “Final Cut Pro”> “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422 (LT)” as your desired output file format according to your own needs.
Tip: Open “Profile Settings” window to adjust output video and audio parameter settings according to your own preference. For smooth workflow of Canon 6D 4K video with FCP 6/7, you are recommended to downscale 4K XAVC S to 1080p Prores from “Size(pix)” drop-down selection.
Step 4: Convert Canon 6D 4K video to Apple Prores format.
Go back to the main interface and press the “Convert” icon on the right-bottom to start Canon 6D 4K video to FCP X Apple Prores conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, you can easily import converted video to FCP X for furthering professional post-production work-flow.
If you got AVCHD video files shot by your camera or camcorder, an AVCHD to FCP converter will be a good policy.
4K MXF recordings shot by a Canon C500 (PL) and P2 MXF videos generated by a Panasonic camcorder can also find their easy and smooth path to FCP series.