Canon EOS DSLR Cameras are more and more popular with outstanding features. But for some fairly new Canon users, video editing and encoding is something they are doing for a longer time. When upload Canon MOV files onto Adobe Premiere Pro, many users met the playback, editing issues. In this article, we will give you a quick solution how to import Canon MOV to Premiere Pro with smooth editing. Find it now.
The basic reason why we can’t smoothly import Canon .mov footage to Premiere Pro is that Canon EOS uses H.264 codec for video compressing, it is a most advanced codec that compresses video in highest compression ratio, but not so acceptable for Premiere Pro (or other NLEs like Avid MC, FCP, iMovie). If you want to get fluent editing workflow with Canon MOV files in Premiere Pro (including Premiere Pro CS4/5/6 or CC7) and keep the best video quality, you will need to convert Canon MOV to Premiere Pro best supported MPEG-2 format.
HD Video Converter for Mac will be the best way to get Canon .mov footage into Adobe Premiere Pro without losing quality. With it, you can transcode all MOV files from Canon to Premiere Pro natively supported media format on Mac OS X (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What’s more, this video converter also provides the optimal presets like ProRes, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec for FCP, Avid MC, FCE, iMovie, etc. For Windows users, you can get the Canon MOV Converter Windows version. Download it and follow the tutorial below.
How to convert Canon MOV files for editing Premiere Pro
Step 1: Launch the Canon MOV to Premiere Pro Converter. Click “Add” icon to load Canon EOS DSLR MOV video files(from Canon EOS 650D, 50D/60D/7D, 5D Mark II/III,100D/700D, etc) or directly drag the files into file list. If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of Merge into one.
Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere Pro. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Editing Software” > “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)” or “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV(AVC) (*.mov)” or Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” to set Adobe Premiere Pro supported format.
Tip: If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like video codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon .mov for importing to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7.
When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files. Now you can edit Canon (H.264) MOV clips in Adobe Premiere Pro without codec problems.