A friend tells me to use ProRes LT for FCP 7 for it takes less work for the CPU to process and play my ProRes video than to play the H.264s. However, I’m not satisfied with the quality of LT and I'm prefer to ProRes 422 or 422 HQ. Finally, I turn to iMedia Converter for Mac. It's really excellent. And it successfully transcode 59.94fps H.264 into ProRes as a multiple video supported APP, supports converting 1080p, 720p Canon H.264 to to FCP, as well as iMovie, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, FCE, etc. You can customize optimal output videos. For instance, it is possible to set frame rate as 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60.
Want to edit 1080P 60P/1080i 60i camera formats in FCP ? You must have a fast GPU in order to effectively edit 1080P/1080i AVCHD footage or it will be annoying. As a multiple video supported APP, the iMedia Converter for Mac, supports converting 1080p, 720p Canon H.264 to to FCP, as well as iMovie, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, FCE, etc. You can customize optimal output videos. For instance, it is possible to set frame rate as 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60.
Below is a step-to-step tutorial of converting Canon 7D 720p H.264 without size enlargement. Hope it is also helpful for you.
Step 1: Import
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load 720p 59.94fps H.264 clips. You can also directly drag files to the program. The program supports batch conversion and allows you capture images.
Step 2: Select export format
Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering even greater headroom to preserve the quality of even the most demanding.
Step 3: Choose file size for output file
Click the "Settings" button to set file size; you can set it as original or 720P so that the output ProRes MOV will keep the same size and quality. Here your can also adjust audio and video bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, audio channels, etc.
Step 4: Conversion
Click "Conversion" icon and the Canon 7D H.264 to ProRes Converter will run at ultrafast speed. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.
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