Canon EOS 5DS to FCP, iMovie, FCE Best workflow

Summary: How to successfully import Canon EOS 5DS MOV recording to FCP/iMovie/FCE? Look no further, find an easy workaround here!



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. How can I import Canon EOS 5DS MOV recording to FCP, iMovie, FCE beautifully? By searching, we can know many users want to know the solid answer. Fortunately, there’s professional videographers have share the tips and tricks.

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 such kind of problems.

To make Canon EOS 5DS video compatible with FCP/iMovie/FCE, first of all, you can get Brorsoft Video 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 6/7X, 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.

Converting Canon EOS 5DS video to FCE, iMovie, FCP friendly format on Mac

Step 1: Load MOV footage

Run Brorsoft Video 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

a. To edit Canon MOV in Final Cut Pro smoothly, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/x



b. For importing Canon 5DS into iMovie or FCE, 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, iMovie, FCE 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, iMovie, FCE for editing or do whatever you want with the converted MOV footages on Mac OS X.

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