Convert Canon 5D Mark IV H.264 Footage to ProRes 422 for FCP X Editing

In this article, you will learn how to convert 5D Mark IV (4k/1080p) h.264 to Apple ProRes, so that you can import Canon 5D Mark IV video files into Final Cut Pro X for further editing smoothly. 


The 5D Mark IV is the newest DSLR from Canon which is designed to appeal to the same wide range of enthusiasts and professionals. And 4K video capture is a welcome addition to this camera and users can record in either 24 or 30p, albeit with a 1.64x crop. All of these are great, till you find it is a problem importing the 4K or 1080p H.264 MOV footage to Final Cut Pro X for editing. Even the raw video could be successfully loaded to FCP X, the film will looks quite jumpy. In fact, H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing code, and you need to transcode H.264 footage to a format more friendly for FCP X, for instance, Apple ProRes 422 codec. Here I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to transcode Canon 5D Mark IV video to FCP X favorite ProRes codec for editing flawlessly on Mac OS. 

To get the job done, you need a Canon DSLR Video Converter hooked to your Mac. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, I recommend you try Brorsoft's Video Converter for Mac. The program supports transcoding Canon 5D Mark IV h.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422 without quality loss so that you can easily import/load 5D M4 1080 or 4K videos to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 without crashing problem and avoid rendering. 




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How to Convert 5D Mark IV video files to work in Final Cut Pro X 

Step 1. Free Download and run the top Mac Canon H.264 Converter, drag Canon EOS 5D Mark IV recorded videos to the software. 

Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file. 


Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. 


Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding 5D Mark IV h.264 to ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS. 

Some more helpful features of the Canon MOV Converter Mac

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(3840x2160/1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) 


2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc. 

So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Canon 5D Mark IV 1080P OR 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X under Mac without problems. 

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