How to import Canon T5i Video to Final Cut Pro X?


How to import Canon T5i Video to Final Cut Pro X?

With the Canon T5i, you can records  1080P H.264 videos in MOV format, but most users may find a problem when loading/transferring the recorded H.264 MOV footages to Final Cut Pro x for editing. While Final Cut Pro X does work with Canon .movs, these H.264 versions are clunky to edit requiring much rendering when in a FCP X timeline.

The T5i was announced two months ago to no fanfare, and resulted in much groaning from photographers who wanted to see Canon shake things up a bit in its camera lines.

Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i key features

  • 18MP APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor
  • Phase-detection AF from imaging sensor for Live View and Video
  • Continuous autofocus in movie mode with subject tracking
  • New 18-55mm STM kit lens with stepper motor for improved live view/video autofocus
  • 14-bit DIGIC 5 processor
  • ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 9 point AF system, all sensors cross type, central sensor F2.8 (from 60D)
  • 63 zone iFCL metering
  • 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound with internal or external mics
  • 1.04m dot 3:2 touch-sensitive vari-angle ClearView II LCD (capacitative type, multi-touch support)

Apart from those additions, the T5i is essentially identical to the 650D, making this the least distinct upgrade we’ve seen in this range of cameras. Elements carried over include the 18MP CMOS sensor, a 9-point cross-type AF sensor, 3-inch, a 1.04m-dot vari-angle LCD screen, and Full HD video mode.

In order to process Canon T5i/700D footage fast and seamless in Final Cut Pro X, it requires that the H.264 .mov videos to be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, and this would usually be Apple ProRes, which is the best intermediate codec developed specifically for seamless Final Cut workflow.

The Log and Transfer window in Final Cut Pro X makes ProRes files from your Canon EOS T5i camera’s memory card. In case that Log and Transfer does not work/can not recognize the Canon camera, the simply wanted to use the new EOS Plugin from Canon, but it seems that some frames were dropped when transcoded to ProRes 422. The best way to choose a Mac Canon HD Video Converter to convert Canon T5i H.264 footage to Apple Prores codec for FCP X. From there you can load Canon DSLR footage via “File>>Import>>Files…” instantly without long-time rendering.

You can free download and try T5i to FCP X Converter.

Free download Mac Version HD Video Converter

How to transcode Canon T5i video to ProRes via Canon T5i to FCP X Converter? Below is the useful guide.

How to import Canon T5i video to FCP X for editing?

Step 1: Install and run T5i to FCP X Converter on your computer, add T5i recordings to this software.  This program supports more variety of Canon DSLR cameras than FCP does, Video Converter reads standalone .mov files from Canon memory card.

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 as output foramt. Click “Foramt” column, you can find this profile under Final Cut Pro easily. Click it.

Step 3: Settings

You can click “Setting” to do some adjustment.

Step 4: Click convert button to start Canon T5i to ProRes conversion.

After conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the converted video files.

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