The Canon EOS 7D is one of the remarkable digital SDL cameras along with EOS 5D Mark II. The Canon 7D DSLR camera can take 8 frames per second, and also captures Full HD 1080 video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p. The videos are saved in .mov with H.264 as video codec and Linear PCM as audio codec.
After shooting some footage on the 7D, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro. Some users have reported abut the choppy output video from Final Cut Pro 6, and there are lags or skipped frames even when exported to 30fps. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the first choice for you to make smooth videos for editing in FCP. It makes it easy to convert Canon DSLR 7D footage to ProRes 422 for FCP.
Below is the quick guide for those who have a hard time editing H.264 files in Final Cut Pro 6 or 7. Here I take the .mov files from Canon EOS 7D as an example, and convert to ProRes 422 at 29.97.
Step 1. Download Canon 7D MOV files to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Canon EOS 7D H.264 MOV to ProRes MOV converter on Mac OS X. Click the "Add" button to import .mov files from the camera.
Step 2. Choose MOV format with ProRes 422.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The Mac Digital SLR camera video converter will convert H.264 mov to prores 422 mov.
You may notice that there are also other options like Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), DVCPRO HD 1080p30, HDV, etc.
Step 3. Choose 1080p size with 29.97.
Click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box to keep the original HD resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Click the drop-down box for frame rate, and you can choose 29.97fps.
Step 4. Convert DSLR video to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon 7D DSLR video converter will start converting DSLR video to ProRes 422 in full HD 1080p for FCP editing.
Hope you enjoy the optimal way to convert Canon H.264 mov to ProRes 422 for FCP 7 and 6, so that you can edit the H.264 files easily.
1. If you would like to edit Canon EOS 7D, 5D Mark II, 1D Mark IV, 60D videos in iMovie 8/9, FCE 4, go to the QuickTime Movie Format group in step 2 to choose AIC codec. You can also set 1080p output video size.
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