The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is the company’s flagship camera. Its lineage and price tag make clear that it’s aimed at professionals. While the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II was at the referred-to Super Bowl in only very limited numbers, its predecessor, the Canon EOS 1D X was a dominant choice. The 1D X had been the best sports/action/media camera Canon has ever introduced. It was built tough, had an incredible AF system, had a crazy-fast frame rate and delivered excellent image quality.
It’s possible to shoot 4K at 60fps (in 17:9 DCI cinema standard) for up to 29-minutes 59-seconds at 800Mbit/sec without limit to file size. However, the problem that filmmaker considered is that how to make these outstanding 4K videos from Canon EOS-1D X Mark II into Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CC or other NLEs for editing smoothly. Now this article will offer you tips and tricks for importing Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K MOV and MP4 to FCP X and Premiere Pro CC.
Actually, the 4K MOV and MP4 video were restricted to edit in Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro. Only the latest version FCP X and Premiere Pro CC can natively support 4K video like Canon’s MOV or MP4 footage. But, due to the format limit, we can’t play Canon EOS-1D X Mark II footage (MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM) in the editing software smoothly, and we have to spend long time on rendering videos. How to solve the issues? As mentioned above, we need to encode 4K footage to FCP X and Premiere Pro CC compatible video. What you need is a Canon Video Converter application.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the ideal Canon 4K file converter for you, which can take your high quality Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 4K files and convert them into a supported format like Apple ProRes MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro any version. Besides FCP, this software can also export professional encoders like MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier Pro and more. This 4K video converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as the users want. For Windows users, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
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How to transcode 4K MOV/MP4 for FCP X and Premiere Pro CC?
Tip: Acrok software support H.265/HEVC encoding and decoding now. So you can transcode Canon H.265/HEVC recordings for any editing software. Such as you can import and edit Canon EOS-1D X Mark III footage in FCP X and Premiere Pro CC smoothly.
Add video clips
Install the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II video converter and run it. Drag the 4K MOV or MP4 videos to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.
Choose output format
This Canon Video Converter offers optimized format preset for Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Final Cut Pro” to set "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the output format. For Premiere Pro user, you need to MPEG-2 under "Editing Software" category.
Tip: You can edit Canon EOS-1D X Mark II video before conversion.
Hit the "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon EOS-1D X Mark II MOV/MP4 video to FCP X and Premiere Pro CC. After the conversion, click "Open" button to get the output videos. The converted 4K file will be ready for your editing software. Just enjoy your smooth editing process.