Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR camera has been independently tested for HD content acquisition.2. The test found it is the first digital SLR camera to satisfy the stringent testing criteria for HD production. Results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides “exceptional” HD resolution from a 4K source with “very low” aliasing, and “good” color performance and motion portrayal. Really, the release of EOS-1D C is superb news for photography enthusiasts. However, we have to notice that Full HD MOV recorded by this camera use the H.264 codec. Frequently, it's not easily to transfer EOS-1D C H.264 MOV to FCPX is not intended for post production.

As we know, H.264 MOV is an ideal format for video capture in SLR cameras, delivering relatively compact file size with high image quality noticeably superior to Motion JPEG. Even FCP X can work well with MOV, the H.264 codec make it is clunky to edit SLR/H.264 MOV in FCP timeline smoothly. To solve this problem, usually we choose to convert SLR/H.264 MOV to ProRes. With log & transfer, quite a few people complain about the astounding enlarged file size and the time-consuming rendering, as well as the quality degradation. So a powerful converter can solve all these problems is essential. Here introduces Aunsoft video converter, a versatile SLR/H.264 MOV converter, which can also handle other camera formats, including MXF, AVCHD, AVCHD 2.0, DPX, MP4, etc.

Below is a tutorial to convert Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR/H.264 MOV to FCP X.

This converter can be easily found via Google with keywords "Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac".

Part 1: Transcode EOS-1D C H.264 MOV to ProRes422

Step 1: Import EOS-1D C H.264 MOV files to Canon EOS-1D C H.264 MOV to FCP X Converter

Click "add video" or "add folder" to load EOS-1D C digital SLR file. You can also directly drag files to the program. The program supports batch conversion and allows you capture images.

Step 2: Select export format

Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering even greater headroom to preserve the quality of even the most demanding.

Step 3: Transcoding settings (Optional)

Click the "Settings" button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 4: Conversion

Click "Conversion" icon and the Video Converter For Mac will run at ultrafast speed. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.

Part 2: Import EOS-1D C digital SLR/H.264 MOV to FCP X

To import the converted files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO not check "Create Optimized Media" or "Create Proxy Media". Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.

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