Edit Canon EOS 5D Mark III 4K videos in FCP X/7/6

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III is one of the most popular cameras on the market, it has powerful photo and video capture feature, besides taking photos, there are a lot of users choose Canon EOS 5D Mark III to record high quality videos, have you recorded some high-definition footages with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and want to load them into FCP X/7/6 for editing natively? Just follow this article, we will share the best workflow to import and edit Canon EOS 5D Mark III files with FCP X.

As one of the best DSLRs on the market, Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a hot camera that recommended and selected by many professional users as well as amateur users. Canon EOS 5D Mark III uses 22.3 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor which can offer high quality images for you. The 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor is very convenient for you to check photos or videos. Canon EOS 5D Mark III features 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, so you can capture images quickly. Besides, the 6 fps shooting in RAW+JPEG, 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor and Magnesium Alloy Body are also very useful.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III FCP Editing Question
“Hello, several days ago I recorded some Canon EOS 5D Mark III 4K MP4/MOV videos, and I have copied them onto my computer’s HDD. And I want to load these 4K MP4/MOV videos to FCP X/7/6 for further editing. However, the recordings can’t be handled smoothly by Final Cut Pro on my Mac computer, it seems the footages are not supported natively, what should I do? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”

In order to capture more high quality and professional videos, a lot of users choose to use Canon EOS 5D Mark III to record videos, as one of the camcorder leaders, Canon EOS 5D Mark III is able to capture videos in 4K MP4/MOV format. After recorded videos with Canon EOS 5D Mark III, many users want to share the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 4K MP4/MOV videos with their friends. Before sharing with others, you may want to load 4K MP4/MOV files from Canon EOS 5D Mark III to FCP X/7/6 for editing. However, they will meet the importing problem while trying to load Canon EOS 5D Mark III 4K MP4/MOV files to FCP X/7/6, just like the problem showed above, the loaded videos will not be edited smoothly, what caused the issue? It is caused by the video codec. As we all know, 4K MP4/MOV videos recorded by Canon EOS 5D Mark III use H.264/MPEG-4 codec, though H.264/MPEG-4 MP4/MOV is good video codec and format for recording and playing, it is not native supported codec of Final Cut Pro X/7/6, if you want to edit 4K MP4 in FCP smoothly, you will need to convert 4K MP4/MOV files from Canon EOS 5D Mark III to FCP X/7/6 native supported codec.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III to FCP Workflow
From Apple Final Cut Pro official page you will learn that Apple ProRes codec is the native editing codec for FCP X/7/6, so we will need to convert 4K MP4/MOV files from Canon EOS 5D Mark III to FCP Apple ProRes codec. Then which program can help us do the conversion work perfectly? At this time, we would like to recommend the Acrok Mac 4K Video Converter software for you, it is highly recommended professional tool on transcoding 4K MP4/MOV videos to FCP supported video audio format, it can maintain the original video and audio quality during the conversion, and then you can edit 4K MP4 in FCP with quality lossless. What’s more, this 4K video Converter for Mac has optimized output formats for editing programs, such as Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MOV/WMV for Adobe Premiere, AIC for iMovie, etc. and you can find many optimized formats for portable devices. Now you can download this 4k video converter onto your computer to use.

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Convert and import 4K MP4/MOV from EOS 5D Mark III to FCP X/7/6

Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac from the link, install this program on your computer and then run it. This 4K video converter also has Windows version, so it can help you to convert videos on Mac or Windows computer.

Step 2. Launch this Canon EOS 5D Mark III to FCP Converter on Mac, and then click the “Add Files” button to load the 4K MP4/MOV videos that you want to cobnvert. You can also use the drag and drop method to load the 4K MP4/MOV files to this 4k video converter.

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Step 3. Click “format” column to select the output format for FCP X/7/6. As Apple ProRes is the native editing codec for Final Cut Pro, so you just need to click and select “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is the best editing format for FCP X/7/6, with this profile you can edit 4K MP4 in FCP with Apple ProRes codec. If you want to convert videos to other formats, you can also choose the output format according to your need.

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Tip: Before Canon EOS 5D Mark III to FCP conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for FCP X/7/6. For example, you can set 1920*1080 as video resolution, and then you can get full HD 1080p videos.

Step 4. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the 4K video converter will start to convert Canon EOS 5D Mark III 4K MP4/MOV to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6.

Wait some time, once the conversion is finished, click the “Open” button on the main interface to get the converted videos. Now you can load converted videos to FCP X/7/6 and edit natively, there’s no issue anymore.

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