Import and Edit Canon EOS 5DS MOV in FCP,FCE,iMovie

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“How to import Canon EOS 5DS mov video to Final Cut Pro,Final Cut Express or iMovie for Editing on Mac OS X?”

A lot of Canon fans have encountered this sort issue that Canon camera video could not be recognized by FCP,FCE,iMovie. Let’s bring forward Canon video to Final Cut Pro,Final Cut Express or iMovie converter to work these problems out.

Canon EOS 5DS marks a new standard in high-resolution digital SLR photography. I’m planning to get an EOS 5DS. As I’m a new moviemaker, what I wanna know is the Canon EOS 5DS to FCP/iMovie/FCE compatibility, so that I can have smooth editing workflow.

From Canon official site, we know Canon EOS 5DS uses MOV format in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. However, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec is not wise for editing, but playback. So when you deal with the Canon EOS 5DS MOV footages, for example, importing Canon EOS 5DS to FCP, iMovie, FCE or other Mac tools you may encounter some format incompatibility issue. This article is written to help Canon 5DS users to solve Canon 5DS MOV and Final Cut Pro,Final Cut Express and iMovie editing problem.

To make Canon EOS 5DS video compatible with FCP/FCE/iMovie, first of all, we need to get UFUWare HD Converter for Mac, which is an easy-to-use yet professional Canon MOV Converter for Mac(Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon EOS 5DS MOV to Mac FCP, iMovie, FCE fully compatible format and keep original quality at mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie 8/9/11, FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy instruction for you.

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

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Guide: Converting Canon EOS 5DS video to FCP/FCE/iMovie

Step 1: Load MOV footage

Run UFUWare HD Converter for Mac and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the MOV footages and load them to the converter for conversion. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several .mov files together.

Step 2: Choose a proper output format

For importing Canon 5DS into FCP 6/7/X,choose Apple ProRes MOV as the output format

For importing Canon 5DS into FCE or iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format.

Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3: Start converting Canon 5DS MOV on Mac

When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start Canon 5DS to FCP/FCE/iMovie Mac conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it will be easy for you to import Canon EOS 5DS video into FCP 6/7/X,FCE or iMovie 8/9/11 for editing or do whatever you want with the converted MOV footages on Mac OS X.

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