The EOS R is slated to ship in October. Video capabilities include 10-bit 4:2:2 recording externally, an all-I codec, UHD 4K/30p and slower recording, and support for the Canon Log profile. The camera also has an 8 fps continuous shooting speed and a shutter lag which Canon claims to be as short as 50 milliseconds.
If you get 4K at 29.97 fps, Full HD at 59.94 fps and HD at 119.9 fps footages, you may want to edit the recordings via some editing software, shch as FCP X, Premiere Pro, iMovie etc. Can we edit Canon EOS R 4K MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 video, Linear PCM/AAC audio) in these program? The answer is "YES". But you may encounter some unexpected problems. Such as you can’t play the Canon EOS R 4K videos via your software, have to spend long time on rendering, output audio and video asynchrony, etc. How to solve these problems? So when it comes to edit with FCP X/Premiere Pro/iMovie, the Canon EOS R videos have to be converted to any native edinging codec. Here Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (Windows | Mac) is height recommended.
Acrok Canon Video Converter offers an optimized preset for all ediitng software for easy access. Besides transcoding Canon EOS R 4K/1080P MP4 to FCP X supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the video quality, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert MXF, MOV, MTS, WMV to Premiere Pro, iMovie, Movie Studio, Vegas Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, FCE etc natively supported video formats with fast encoding speed. See how below about converting Canon EOS R videos to fit your editing software.
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How to convert Canon EOS R to ProRes MOV for FCP X?
The guide below uses Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac screenshots as an example to show you how to easily change Canon EOS R 4K MP4 format to FCP X native editing format in Mac. The way to do the conversion on Windows is the same. Just make sure you’ve got the right version according to your situation.
Add 4K files to the program
Launch the Mac video conversion software and drag and drop the Canon EOS R source media to it. Or click “Add files” icon to locate the 4K MP4 footages you want to convert. You can preview the loaded videos via right preview windows.
Choose output format
Click "Format" to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” profile in the drop-down menu.
If you are other editing software user, you can select output forat under "Editing Software" category.
Edit video (optional)
To edit your Canon EOS R 4K recordings, click the "Edit" button to open the video editor window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, deinterlace, add some special video effects, add watermarks, attatch subtitles even Add 3D effects.
Start converting videos
Finally, click the "Convert" button to start converting your Canon EOS R videos to Final Cut Pro native supported video on Mac. When the conversion is done, you need to click “Open” button to locate the converted videos. Now you can import and edit Canon EOS R video in FCP X smoothly and without rendering.