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Best Workflow to Import Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 MOV files to Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X

June 22, 2016

This post presents how to convert 1080-60p H.264 MOV video files taken with a Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 for smooth editing on Mac Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X (El Capitan included).

The Canon EOS 1300D, or Rebel T6 as it's known in North America, is Canon's latest entry-level DSLR. Announced in March 2016, it's a minor update to the 1200D / T5 launched two years previously.

"I have recorded many videos by Canon EOS 1300D. The videos showed as H.264 MOV format. I've been trying to figure out how to edit the Canon EOS Rebel T6 MOV in Final Cut Pro, but get no effective result. Do I need to rewrap the H.264 MOV to some formats that Apple ProRes MOV support better?"

Whether you get older or latest camera from Canon EOS series in hand, you must have experienced a terrible editing process with its H.264 encoded MOV files in FCP 7 or FCP X like above user. Any possible solution?



In order to make Canon EOS 1300D footages editable in FCP 7, you have to convert H.264 MOV to ProRes 422, the codec which is proved to be the most compatible one with FCP.

You are provided with five options, including Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov) and ProRes 4444 (*.mov).

We at Brorsoft 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. Below is the step by step guide.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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The Steps: Converting Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 MOV footage for Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Load EOS 1300D footage to the software

Install and launch Brorsoft Video Converter mac, and then click "Add" button to browse to EOS 1300D H.264 MOV footage either from cam HDD or SD card or drag the footage from your Rebel T6 camera to the program.



Step 2: Select output format

Click Format bar and go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as best video format for editing H.264 MOV clips in Final Cut Pro with good video quality.



Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Start converting Canon MOV to ProRes codec

Click "Convert" button to start transcoding MOV video to ProRes for importing to FCP.

When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted 1300D/T6 H.264 MOV files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 to do further editing without any issue.

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