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[Guide] Make Canon/Nikon DSLRs H.264 videos editable with FCP 7/X
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Make Canon/Nikon DSLRs H.264 videos editable with FCP 7/X

Digital SLRs (also known as DSLRs) have become more popular recently, because of improved features[and]a dramatic[drop]in prices.  Once only professionals could afford a DSLR.  The main advantage of a DSLR versus a point[and]shoot camera is higher image quality due to larger imager size, larger[and]better lenses,[and]better processors.  DSLRs also give you more manual control over the camera, can shoot in RAW (uncompressed),[and]give you better depth of field.

Hot DSLR Cameras:
Nikon: D4, D3X, D800, D600, D300S, D7000, D5200, D90, D5100, D3200
Canon: EOS 550D, EOS 600D, EOS 650D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 60D, EOS 7D

If you are one of Canon or Nikon DSLRs users, I think most of you certainly encountered following Feedback:

I own a Canon 550D, which is great at what it does. The only niggle is the difficulty in handling the video files which are encoded in a highly CPU intensive codec (h264). It’s hard to import the H.264 files to FCP 7 on my iMac.

I have a Nikon D5100. What software should I get to transfer video for editing into FCP? I have FCP7. Also, it seems that I can only transfer the video with a USB connection, or is there a firewire I can use? I am not a computer expert so please, don't be to technical.



If you want to transfer videos from a Canon or Nikion DSLR camera into FCP 7/X editing , the video you imported should first be converted to ProRes 422, a format better suited for FCP, in this case , you will need one professional video converter for Canon, Nikon DSLRs.

Here’s great software that allows you to easily transcode the DSLR movies to the files readable by Final Cut Pro. DSLRs Video Converter for Mac is the one we highly recommended. Applying it, you can transcode Canon/Nikon DSLR H.264 videos to Apple ProRes on Mac OS X for FCP 7, FCP X easy editing.

Guide on converting Canon/Nikon DSLR footage to ProRes for FCP 7/X on Mac



STEP 1: Download[and]install the Mac H.264 MOV to ProRes Converter, then run it. Click on “Add”,[and]browse your files;[select]all the .MOV files you wanna convert.

STEP 2: Choose a target format. Hit the Format bar to[select]Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov). Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)(*mov), Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov) are also the proper format for FCP 7/X.

STEP 3: Hit Settings icon. In the Profile Settings window, you can adjust the video[and]audio parameters if needed. 1920*1080 video size,[and]30fps(or 25fps for PAL) video frame rate is recommended.


STEP 4: Click Convert button. The DSLR Video Converter will start to convert DSLR videos to ProRes for FCP 7/X on Mac OS X immediately.

After the conversion, click the Open button to locate the converted .mov video. From there you can load Canon 5D Mark II/MK III or Nikon D800/D3200/D5200 H.264 MOV footage to FCP 7/X via “File>>Import>>Files…” instantly without long-time rendering.


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