No matter you are a filmmaker, multimedia professional or still photographer, Canon or Nikon camera will be a choice due to its highly mobile, lightweight features including Canon 5D Mark, Canon EOS 650D, Canon PowrShot G1 X, Canon SX40, Canon ESO-1DX, Canon EOS 7D/5D, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 550D, Canon EOS 500D, Nikon D5100, Nikon D3100 Nikon D800, and more. What these cameras have in common is that they can record 1080p H.264 codec MOV footages.
The 1080p HD video recording function helps you perfectly capture every moment of tears and laughter in your life and keep the unique memory forever. While, some users would still get some troubles when intend to import the H.264 MOV files to FCP for editing on Mac because the H.264 codec is not a perfect editable format for Final Cut Pro, but Apple ProRes is.
If you have got MOV videos from Nikon/Canon camera and suffered the headache from dealing with these files, the program MOV to ProRes Converter for Mac will get you out of trouble. With it, you not only can easily transcode H.264 to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro on Mac within few clicks. If you need, you can edit MOV videos like cropping, trimming, merging videos, setting video codec, frame bitrate and so on. Below is the step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Click "Add" button to add the Canon/Nikon MOV files into this top MOV to FCP Converter.
Step 2: Click "Format" bar to choose to the format which you want to convert, you can select "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple Prores 422(.mov)" as output format.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters in Profile Settings, where you can get by clicking Settings icon. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in FCP without quality loss.
Step 4: Click the button for "Convert" and start to convert H.264 to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X immediately.
When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted file from output folder for importing to FCP effortlessly.
Tips and tricks for the H.264 to ProRes Mac conversion:
1. If you have multiple 1080p MOV files you can tick the “Merge into one” box to combine the multiple video files into one single file so that you can play these files without interruption.
2. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.
3. If you wanna shut down the computer after the conversion automatically, just click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
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