Edit Canon PowerShot G16/G15/S120 MOV in FCP 6/7/X

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The Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera is a compact, advanced point-and-shoot camera featuring a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7″ high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor to produce high quality still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 12800. The sensor and processor work together to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to improve the image quality of dimly-lit shots by reducing noise and enhancing the overall clarity. Additionally, the processor offers a range of speed-related assets throughout the camera, including a maximum sustained full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 9.3 fps for over 500 shots as well as a High Speed AF system for maintained sharpness in a variety of shooting conditions.

As other Canon PowerShot G-series cameras, PowerShot G1 X has earned its popularity among the professionals and amateurs due to its advanced and creative technologies for the users to explore new realms of photographic expression and complement the professionals’ special demands. Besides the enhanced 14.3Mp 1.5″ CMOS image sensor and the amazing HS Sytem, Canon PowerShot G1 X also surprises the users with its ability to shoot spectacular 1080p full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or put to your computer to share with family and friends. In addition to be capable of shooting full HD 1080p video at 24 frames per second, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera can also shoot 720p HD video at 30 frames per second. The Full HD video, together with the professional level of images, makes the PowerShot G1 X the best choice for Canon lovers. The broght and compact camera seems the perfect one except the problem when you want to import Canon PowerShot 1080p MOV to FCP on Mac for editing.

Supported OS:  Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10;

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Here followed the step-by-step guide for you so that you can edit Canon PowerShot G16/G15/S120 MOV in FCP 6/7/X easily.

Step 1: Add PowerShot G1 X 1080p MOV shootages to the top MOV to ProRes Converter on Mac.

Connect PowerShot  camera to your Mac and luanch the Canon PowerShot Video Converter. Click the “File” or the related label to add the .mov footages to the converter. You can double click the selected file to have a preview.

Tips: If you want to combines several 1080p MOV clips as one, please tick “Merge into one” box to merge the files into one single file.

Step 2: Select an output format for FCP 6/7/X and your output folder.

Click on the “Format” and move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro” on the dropdown menu. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos, which means you will definitely be asked for more time and space.

Step 3: Click the “Convert” button to convert PowerShot G16/G15/S120 1080p MOV to ProRes on Mac.

Click the conversion button to transcode PowerShot G16/G15/S120 1080p MOV to ProRes 422(HQ) for editing in FCP. You can get the estimated time and video size in the “Conversion” interface.

When the H.264 to ProRes conversion is 100% completed, you can add the output files from the selected output folder to FCP and edit them without any problem. The H.264 to ProRes Converter, much better than Log and Transfer, now bridges Canon PowerShot G16/G15/S120 with FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6).


1. The MOV to ProRes Converter for Mac also does a great job in converting H.264 MOV files to AIC, DNxHD, MPEG-2, MOV(AVC) for iMovie, FCE, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc. You can link to UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac and get more info about it.

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