“I have converted some Canon 7D h.264 footage into Prores 422 for FCP successfully. The original footage was 60fps, but now it says that it is 24fps, but it’s not playing slower like it should when the frame rate has been converted by Cinema Tools. Is there a way to make Cinema Tools see it as 60fps footage, or back convert it? I erased the original h.264 footage from my compact flash.”

Canon EOS 7D users, we know that EOS 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps. You can shoot full hd videos with it and it’s powerful for users to record videos during daily life. When you capture some videos with Canon EOS 7D, you may find that these videos in MOV format.

Maybe you have a idea that edit these MOV videos with Final Cut Pro on Mac, so you try to import Canon 7D to Final Cut Pro. But failed finally. FCP is not recongnize the Canon EOS 7D MOV videos. To import MOV to FCP successfully, we should convert Canon 7D to ProRes for FCP on Mac. Of course, there a software which can help us to convert Canon 7D MOV to ProRes on Mac.

Canon MOV to FCP Converter is the best choice to convert Canon 7D MOV to ProRes for FCP on Mac. With it, just few clicks, conversion will be finished. This converter owns friend interface which makes converting Canon 7D footage for Final Cut Pro easily. If you need, you can edit Canon 7D MOV videos like cropping, trimming, merging videos, setting video codec, frame bitrate and so on.

Here is step-by-step tutorial for you to convert Canon 7D MOV to ProRes on Mac 

For Canon EOS camera users, it is a best choice to import MOV footage from Canon DSLR to FCP.

Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage to Canon 7D MOV Converter.

Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Canon 7D to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as a Canon MOV to Prores Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov footage.

Step 2. Set a FCP friendly codec (e.g. Apple ProRes 422) as export format.

Click on “Format” bar and set a FCP friendly codec in dropdown-list. You are advised to follow “Final Cut Pro” template and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as export format. H.264 codec has a much higher compression ratio than Apple ProRes, so the ingested files are significantly larger than the original files.

If you prefer smaller file size, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead.

“Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.

Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) under “QuickTime Movie Format” template is recommended as an optional format for converting Canon MOV to FCP.

Step 3. Set possible best quality for FCP editing.

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. Or set “original” in video bitrate drop-down list to keep best quality. You may skip this step as well as default format works well with FCP too.

Tips: If you want to keep the frame rate as original, like the use’s question as above, you set “frame rate” to 60fps.

Step 4. Start the process to Convert Canon 7D mov files to ProRes 422 for FCP workflow by clicking the big “Convert” button.

P.S. Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed theApple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, feel free to import and edit converted load Canon 7D mov files to Final Cut Pro. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac also support importing Canon EOS MOV to iMovie with AIC MOV Format.

Additional editing features of the Pavtube Canon MOV to ProRes Converter:

1. Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check ‘Merge into one’ box beside ‘Settings’ button.

2. Deinterlace- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Effect’ tab, find ‘Deinterlacing’ box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.

3. Thumbnail- click ‘Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click ‘Option’ to set the image format of screenshots.

4. Trim a section of the movie- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Trim’ tab, and input time point in start and end box.