Convert/Import Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Video to FCP X on Mac
After shooting some footage on the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D, I want to edit them in Final Cut Pro X. The thing is, I'm having an issue with the video clips during importing to FCP X: the output video from Final Cut Pro X is choppy, and there are lags or skipped frames even when exported to 30fps." The extension of the video file is mov, isn't this is a FCP friendly format? How can I import my Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D mov video to FCP X for editting?
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D recorded videos are saved .mov format, but the video format came from Canon EOS Rebel T2i is H.264 MOV format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your editing software. If you want to import Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Video to FCP X for video editing, you need to convert Canon EOS Rebel T2i is H.264 MOV to FCP X compatible videos first. Here, I will show you how to convert Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Video to FCP X compatible formats with iFunia Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Load Canon EOS T2i 1080p MOV videos to Video Converter for Mac.
Transfer the .mov files from Canon EOS Rebel T2i to Mac via USB cable, run iFunia Video Converter for Mac as the Canon EOS Video Converter, and click the "Add Files" button to load 1080p .mov videos.
Step 2. Set a FCP friendly output format.
Click on "Output Format" bar and set a FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to follow "Apple Software" template and choose "MOV - QuickTime Video (*.mov)" as export format. As Final Cut Pro uses QuickTime technology, almost any QuickTime-compatible file format can be imported and exported.
Step 3. Set possible best quality for FCP editing.
Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video resoluton to 1024x768 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. Or set "original" in video bitrate drop-down list to keep best quality. You may skip this step as well as default format works well with FCP too.
Step 4. Convert Canon EOS Rebel T2i H.264 MOV files for FCP workflow.Click "Convert" button to convert Canon EOS Rebel T2i H.264 MOV files to FCP friendly files. Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, feel free to import and edit converted D7000 .mov footage in Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express.