Summary: In this article, you will get the best way to edit Canon 7D Mark II H.264 MOV files into FCP, iMovie, FCE with native supported Apple ProRes and AIC codec.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a wide range of artistic opportunities. It offers the ability to shoot videos in 1080p Full HD or 720p HD video up to 60p enabling slow-motion capture at full resolution. Users can also choose between .MOV and .MP4 recording formats for maximum flexibility. With its outstanding performance, the most important thing to filmmakers is that whether the videos captured by Canon EOS 7D Mark II can be compatible with NLEs. If you also plan to edit Canon EOS 7D Mark II MOV videos in FCP, iMovie, FCE on Mac, keep reading.
In general, it is difficult for Mac NLEs to afford Canon EOS 7D Mark II files since they are highly compressed by H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec. Some users may be able to import the raw videos into NLEs, but they only get a blurry video quality after importing. The Others even stops at rendering step. How can we transfer Canon EOS 7D Mark II MOV to FCP, iMovie, FCE smoothly? The best workaround I found is to convert 7D Mark II MOV to FCP, iMovie, FCE friendly codec-Apple ProRes and AIC with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
This ideal tool can help users encode Canon EOS 7D Mark II MOV videos into professional codecs for NLEs, such as Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere and so on. In addition, this powerful converter can transcode various common videos include MP4, MKV, AVI, MTS, MXF, MPG, TiVo, VOB, etc into any video format for playing and editing. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Edit Canon EOS 7D Mark II MOV videos in FCP, iMovie, FCE
Step 1: Install and launch the best Video Converter on Mac, and then click "Add" button to load 7D Mark II MOV footage either from cam HDD or SD card or drag the footage from your 7D Mark II camera to the program directly.
Step 2: Click "Format" drop-down bar to select video format you want. For Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 is one of the optimal output. And "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" is the best compatible video format for iMovie/FCE.
Tip: Go to the "Settings" page and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 or set smaller bitrate to further cut down export file size. You may skip this step as well.
Step 3: Tap "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon EOS 7D Mark II mov files to FCP, iMovie, FCE. The conversion process should be finished soon. After conversion, just click the "Open" button to locate converted Canon footage for FCP, iMovie, FCE post-production.
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