Edit Canon EOS-1D X Mark III H.265 in Final Cut Pro

Built for speed, sensitivity, and precision, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a powerful DSLR designed for sports, wildlife, and other trying and dynamic imaging applications. The 1D X III is capable of full-width internal 12-bit 4K RAW recording at 5,472 x 2,886 up to 60fps – though AF/E and tracking are only supported up to 30fps. In addition to a selection of 4K crops, it also supports 1080p video at up to 120fps with AF/E and tracking. Thus, here comes the problem that H.265 video format is hardly compatible with many NLEs, like Final Cut Pro X. In this page, we will offer a simple solution to edit Canon EOS-1D X Mark III H.265 footage in Final Cut Pro.

High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or also called H.265 is a new video codec that compresses video files to 50% with the most proficient encoding format today, MPEG-4, or also known as the H.264. The highest picture resolution and frame rate video compression codec is much more than a video format that Final Cut Pro can support. According to our own experience and other user’s feedback, to transfer Canon EOS-1D X Mark III footage to FCP, the best workaround here is to convert H.265 to ProRes, the most compatible video format for Final Cut Pro.

To transcode EOS-1D X Mark III H.265 footage for FCP, here we highly recommend Acrok Video Conveter Ultimate for Mac to all of you which not only can deal with heavy 5.5K/4K H.265 files to FCP affordable video format, but also supplies other powerful video codecs for NLEs, such as MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid, AIC for iMovie and so on. Moreover, this ideal converting tool is equipped with basic editing functions including trimming, cropping, adding watermark, removing audio and more. If you are a PC user, then please turn to Acrok Video Converter Ultimate Windows version. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

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How to convert Canon EOS-1D X Mark III H.265 for Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Add original files

You have two different ways to do this, first is clicking “Add Files”, a file folder will pop up and from there you can browse and choose the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III MP4 file you want to convert. The second and simpler way to do this is by opening the folder containing the file you want to convert and simply dragging it from the folder then dropping it on the pane of the video converter software.

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Step 2: Choose preferred format

Click “Format” pull down list to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or ProRes 4444 (*.mov) as the best video format for FCP.

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Tip: There is the video file list where you can set the output settings for the conversion. You can select the video pane, frame rate, resolution, bit rate as well as encoder for converting the videos. To know the original video parameters, please go back to the main interface of the software and select your task then click “Show selected tast properties” icon. If you don’t want to change the resolution of the video, please cselect “Orginal” in “Resolution (pix)” column.

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Step 3: Start H.265 to ProRes conversion

Click the “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon EOS-1D X Mark III H.265 to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro. Once the process is at 100%, click “Open” button on the main interface to find the generated videos, then you can transfer the transcoded videos to FCP easily and quickly.


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