Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i / 550D is the upgrade from the Canon "Digital Rebel" DSLR line (the T1i/500D). Comparing to 500D, 550D provides better image quality with 18 megapixel sensor. You can take excellent images or full 1080p HD videos with the digital SLR camera easily.
The recorded videos are saved in H.264 for image and linear PCM for audio. You can choose different recording modes like full HD 1920x1080p at 30/25/24 fps, HD/SD 1280x720p/640x480 at 60/50 fps. The actual frame rates will differ according to the NTSC or PAL mode of the camera. Even though the videos are saved in .mov format, you may also face problem importing the video to iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended Mac EOS Converter for you to edit Digital Rebel T2i / 550D videos.
Below is the quick guide for you to convert and make Canon DSLR videos compatible to Mac for editing with iMovie, FCP, FCE.
Step 1. Download Canon EOS MOV files to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Canon DSLR video covnerter on Mac OS X. Click the "Add" button to import .mov files from the EOS Digital Rebel T2i / 550D.
Step 2. Choose MOV format.
For editing in FCP, just click the "Format" option, and navigate to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format.
For editing in iMovie or FCE, just choose QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output.
The Mac Digital SLR camera video converter will convert H.264 mov to mov with ProRes or AIC compression, keeping the highest quality on Mac.
Step 3. Choose video size as original.
You can choose the clip on list and click the Properties button to view the source video resolution. To get the original video size, just click the "Settings" button and choose the right option like 1920*1080, 1080*720 from the video size drop-down box.
Step 4. Convert DSLR video to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon 550D DSLR video converter will start converting DSLR video to AIC or ProRes 422 for Mac editing with iMovie/FCE/FCP.
After the conversion, you can edit Canon EOS 550D DSLR videos on Mac easily and create your own movie with iMovie/FCE/FCP.