Showing posts with label MOV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MOV. Show all posts

Thursday, August 7, 2014

MOV to FCP: Putting your H.264 .MOV footage from Canon EOS M2 into Final Cut Pro X

How to smoothly edit Canon EOS M2 mov videos in Final Cut Pro X? In this article, you will learn the best way to transcode EOS M2 H.264 .mov to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac before importing.

The M line is in a very competitive segment in the camera industry: models with interchangeable lenses but significantly smaller than traditional SLRs. Canon EOS M2 is the second mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera produced by Canon.The camera is capable of supporting Standard Definition video at 30fps or 25fps, 720p HD video at 60fps or 50fps, and 1080p Full HD video at 30fps, 24fps or 25fps.

Canon EOS M2

Want to convert your favorite MOV videos recorded by EOS M2 to Final Cut Pro X for editing according to your own preference? You may come across problems, Final Cut Pro including the FCP X doesn't support Canon EOS M2 MOV footages well, this is so called "FCP and H.264 MOV incompatibility problem ".

As we konw, Apple ProRes 422 is the best supported video codec for Final Cut Pro. So, to make it easier for editing Canon EOS M2 Reflex .MOV files in FCP X on Mac, the best method to convert Canon H.264 MOV to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X. You can follow the steps below to transcode Canon EOS M2 MOV to FCP X on Mac for editing.

1.Download Pavtube Canon to FCP X Converter for Mac - the professional HD Video Converter for Mac can help you convert EOS M2 1080p MOV files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro X, more output formats are also supported. It enables you to import/load your Canon EOS M2 MOV files to Final Cut Pro X directly without considering what codec Final Cut Pro is compatible with.

2. Install and launch this Mac Canon to FCP X Converter. Import Canon EOS M2 H.264 MOV footage to the converter. There are three optional ways to import the recorded footages to this program.

* Click the "File > Add Video/Audio" menu to load MOV files.

* Hit the "Add Video" button to import files.

* Drag the target files from the computer to this app.


3.Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

fcp best format


There are other four presets for ProRes: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy and Apple ProRes 4444. Usually the ProRes 422 HQ has better video quality than ProRes 422 and could meet your needs. If you need smaller size, turn to ProRes 422 LT.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs.

4.You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5.Click convert button to start.

Pavtube Mac Canon to Final Cut Pro X Converter can easily transcode EOS M2 HD MOV files to FCP X compatible format for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your EOS M2 footages to FCP X on Mac in less time, other Cannon cameras are supported, such as Canon HF R50/R500/R52EOS Rebel T5 and EOS C500 PL, etc.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Editing Nikon DF H.264 MOV footage in Final Cut Pro X on Mac

SummaryHaving got a Nikon DF, and tried importing some raw video footage shot with it into Final Cut Pro X but with no luck. If you have the same issues, check out the easy solution here. 

A week of high-speculation and teaser videos culminated in the launch of Nikon's latest DSLR – the new Nikon Df. Nikon DF captures stills in JPEG and RAW and video in the MOV format, with H.264/MPEG-4 compression. But this MOV video format came from Nikon DF is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format.

All the problem lies in the codec, not the format itself. Nikon DF adopts the H.264 standard for video compression while the most suitable video codec for FCP is Apple Proes Codec.

So in order to edit Nikon DF MOV in FCP X, the key point is to convert Nikon DF MOV footage to ProRes for importing. Hence a piece of third-party software is needed to do the job. For the sake of quality, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended.

This program is known as the best Nikon H.264 MOV Converter for Mac which is good at encoding camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, MXF, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMoive, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, making the experience of editing Nikon DF HD Video footage with Final Cut Pro X as fast and seamless as possible. Just download a free trial here and follow the guide below.

Transcoding Nikon DF H.264 mov footage to Apple Prores for Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Install and launch this Mac Nikon H.264 MOV Converter and load DF 0 H.264 MOV clips to the program. You can click either “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load source MOV files.

If you want to combine the loaded MOV clips into one file, simply tick off the checkbox before “Merge into one file”.


Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.


Tip: By clicking “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your Nikon MOV source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Nikon DF mov footage to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro X.

Once the process completes, you are able to ingest your Nikon DF mov footage to FCP X for further editing on Mac without any incompatibility issues.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

How to get Nikon D610 footages readable by Apple Aperture 3

Summary: Wonder if Aperture 3 has add support for Nikon D610 mov files? In this article, you will get the way to smoothly import Nikon D610 footages to Apple Aperture 3 with no need to worry the incompatible issue.

Nikon D610 Packed with features that rival cameras costing nearly twice as much, the Nikon D610 is the least expensive full-frame 35mm sensor DSLR that Nikon makes and is a great way to enter full frame photography. Shoot 1080p HD videos with selectable frame rates of 30p, 25p or 24p and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression in highly compressed MOV format.

Cant open D610 RAW files in Apple Aperture 3. Does anyone know if Apple Aperture will be supporting the D610 movie format? Appreciate any help!

After testing, we find that Apple Aperture 3 can't support Nikon D610 MOV video footages well due to codec reason. To get Nikon D610 footages readable by Apple Aperture 3, it's a good choice to convert Nikon D610 MOV to Aperture best supported video formats, such as Apple ProRes codec MOV, and then you can edit the Nikon D610 video in Apple Aperture 3 smoothly. Now, you can follow the easy steps below.

The easy way to import and edit Nikon D610 108p MOV in Apple Aperture 3

Step 1: Download Pavtube Mac MOV to Aperture Converter and import your Nikon D610 MOV file.

Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it's great for editing in Apple Aperture 3.

Step 3: Click settings button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. (Optional)

Step 4: Start converting Nikon D610 1080p MOV videos to ProRes codec for Apple Aperture 3.

After converting, you can load Nikon D610 video to Apple Aperture 3 for editing as you want, now you can have a try.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Two ways to ingest Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac

How to import .mov footage taken by Nikon D5300 to Adobe Premiere Pro without rendering? By converting Nikon mov to Premiere friendly format, you can easily get the smooth workflow with D5300 and Premiere Pro on Mac (Mavericks included).

Nikon D5300 makes fantastic quality images and weighs almost nothing, so it's a pleasure to carry it everywhere. Compared to the pro cameras I often haul, the D5300 feels as if it's hollow, which is a very good thing. It can record H.264/MPEG-4 stored as .MOV video files which ensures high quality.

As the H.264 codec 
is highly compressed, so can not easily and directly import and edit Nikon D5300 mov files on Mac with Adobe Premiere Pro. If you want to import  Nikon D5300 MOV video to Premiere Pro on Mac for editing, you are likely to meet all kinds of problems due to the compatibility issue. So how can we import Nikon D5300 MOV footage to Premiere Pro? Here are two solutions:

Method 1.

Right click your MOV footage; rename the .mov files with .mpg extension. This "fools" Adobe Premiere Pro into thinking it's a different codec.

It works in this way; however, your footages didn't turn into another codec so that Premiere Pro may still does something wrong during editing. And if you didn't do a backup before changing the extension, it really ruins your valuable footage.

Besides, here's another problem: what if you have hundreds of clips to be edited? Rename all of them could be such a pain!

So here comes the second way to let Nikon D5300 import to Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly.

Method 2.

To crack the obstacle, the best way is to convert the H.264 MOV from Nikon D5300 to MPEG-2 or MOV which have been designed to work especially well as high-quality, high-performance editing codecs for Premiere Pro. Come and meet this Canon MOV to Premiere Pro Converter which would be a vital part of your workflow. You can order a license directly, or free download a trial version here.

Transcode Nikon D5300 H.264 mov files on Mac to Premiere Pro for editing

Step 1. Connect your Nikon D5300 to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to hard drive disk; do not forget to keep your camcorder on.

Step 2. Run this Nikon D5300 MOV Converter, click the "Add video" button to load individuals mov videos; or click "Add from folder" to load the entire folder.

Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format.

Click the "Profile" option, you will find various video formats sorted by various programs/devices. For Adobe Premiere Pro, it should be "Adobe Premiere > MPEG-2(*.mpg)" or "MOV (AVC)(*.mov)".

Step 3. Click "convert" button to convert Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV for Premiere Pro with this best Canon EOS Video Converter.

After conversion completes, you can easily import Nikon D5300 footage to Premiere Pro for smoothly editing as you want.


1. Click here to learn: Basic Steps to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac.

2. If you are a Windows user, follow the windows workflow with Canon MOV files in Adobe Premiere.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Canon C500 Workflow - Two ways to import MXF footage (Mult-track) from C500 to FCP X

Summary: Here are top two ways to import Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro X, you can follow it to solving the problem "FCP X doesm't support C500 MXF files well".

Canon C500 is an impressive 4K Cinema Camera, which has the ability of capturing 2K footage (2,048 x 1,080 pixels) at 12-bit, full 4K RAW output of up to 4096 x 2160 pixels. As the Canon C500 owners, you can enjoy vivid video recordings. With every camcorder, comes many new questions about workflow. The term ‘workflow’ can be fairly broad, but today I am looking at importing Canon C500 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro X.

Fortunately, there are some ways to fix the issues. Let's find them out here. If you're editing Canon C500 MXF footage in FCP X, keep reading to find your best way.

Read More: Two Ways to Import Canon XF100 MXF footage to Premiere Pro

Method 1: Using Canon XF Plugin

latest Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro, Canon XF Utility

- Free
- Supports native MXF importing

- Doesn't work well wtih 50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920×1080, (60i/30p/24p)
- With a lot of steps
- May cause errors due to incompatible codecs
- Spends a lot of time
- Occupies a large amount of RAM
- Only available for Canon MXF files

Requires: Mac OS X 10.5.x or Mac OS X 10.6.x
I have to tell you the importing way is a tedious process, which needs your patience. If you haven't installed the above plugins, please download and install them. Click here to free download the latest Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro. 


For Canon XF Utility, you have to go to website to download by following the step: Open the Canon C500 product page and click "Drivers & Software", choose your operating System and OS Version, then you will find the "Canon XF Utility 1.3.1 for Mac OS X" in the "Software" category. Here, you also can free download the "Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro 1.3″. Once plugins are all installed, you can follow the below parts to import MXF to FCP X. 

Tip: Before downloading, please enter your product serial number with no hyphens "-". 

Part 1. Back up Canon C500 MXF footages with XF Utility: 


1. Connect your C500 camera to your Mac OS, you also can insert your CF card into your computer. 

2. Launching the XF Utility, you will see your CF card showed up as the Canon drive and "Backup" in the upper left corner as the below picture. 

3. Click Backup on the upper left corner, Canon C500 MXF footages on the CF card will be backed up with the XF Utility. 

PS: Before backing up videos, please make sure you have set the location to store your footage in the Preferences menu. 

Part 2. Import the footages to Log and Transfer window: 


1. Once your footage is saved with XF Utility, please run Loag and Transfer plugin in Final Cut Pro for rendering

2. Click on the folder icon in the top left corner of the Log & Transfer window to load C500 recorded HD MXF files you've soved. 

3. Choose the editing format: Click on the small flower-shaped icon in the top middle of the Log & Transfer window, which will open the Import Preferences panel. You can choose ProRes or natvie format as the editing format. 


1) In general, you can smoothly edit native MPEG-2 MXF, but FCP is designed to work best in ProRes. 

2) By default, Log & Transfer will either convert the footage to ProRes or just re-wrap clips into MOV format. 


4. Click OK when you are done, and continue to import your footage by clicking Add Selection to Queue. Now your C500 MXF recording file is in FCP X, you can freely editing. 

Method 2: With MXF Converter

Preparation: Pavtube iMixMXF ($45) 
Mac OS X (Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6) 


- Fastly convert MXF to ProRes
- Five types of ProRes for FCP
- It is also available for Sony and Panasonic MXF footages.
- Supports to transcode MXF to any other video format for all NLE’s
- For all FCP 5/6/7/x users
- You can get 5.1 Channels
- Freely change video/audio settings
- Can keep original quality
- Save rendering time
- Convert MXF to MKV/MP4/MOV formats preserving multi-track audio Output multi-track Apple Prores MOV for further editing in Final Cut Pro (X)- Mix the multi tracks in to one track for broadcasting
- Merge/split/trim/crop MXF footages- Add *.srt/*.ass/*.ssa subtitle files to MXF footage

Not free
You can't edit native MXF files

As is known to us, ProRes MOV is the best format supported by FCP X, so, to make Canon C500 MXF editable in FCP X, you need to convert MXF to ProRes codec, which is also editable in FCP X.

Did a lot search and tried some but not very satisfied for the transcode speed, quality or audio tracks saving. Recently found a program on mac named Pavtube iMixMXF and it work well till now; it really helps in converting muti-track mxf to FCP X. Come and meet this multi-audio track MXF Converter for Mac and follow these steps to easily convert XF100 multiple video/audio track MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X.

Step 1. Get this Mac multi-track MXF Converter installed, click 'Add video'to load individual C500 mxf videos; or click'Add from folder' to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels. 

Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the most compatible codec for FCP X editing. 
Step 3. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep. 

Follow the bottom left icon to "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart. 

Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting multi audio channels C500 MXF to multi-track Apple Prores 422 mov saving multi audio channels for editing in FCP X on Mac. 

1. Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to load the converted video to FCP X.

2. For users don't need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter for Mac (only $29) is highly recommended. And at Pavtube Christmas Giveaway, get it you can free get one of the products like MKV Converter for Mac, FLV/F4V Converter for Mac or MOD Converter for Mac. 

3. If you want to transcode Canon C500 MXF for Premiere Pro, please choose the "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)"

In Coclusion:

The first Method is a free work for all Canon users and it can make FCP edit the native MXF videos. If you think this too complex and find your computer doesn't support pulgins well, I believe the second way can easily solve the incompatible troubles with C500 MXF to FCP X importing. In a word, hope you to enjoy your Canon C500 MXF footage with Final Cut Pro.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to import video from Canon 70D to iMovie/FCE

The article shows you the best workaround for editing Canon 70D videos in iMovie by transcoding Canon H.264 .mov to iMovie/FCE native editing format - Apple Intermediate Codec.

The Canon 70D is Canon's least-expensive full-performance DSLR. I can't think of anything significant missing on the 70D for a normal person not made of money. The 70D is a fantastic camera at any price. If you think you want one, just get it. The 70D shoots fast and it's always right on-target. Everything about the 70D just goes!

If you have got the Canon 70D and often use it to record full HD video in H.264 MOV format, you may have the need to import Canon H.264 .mov files to iMovie/FCE on Mac, but iMovie best native supported video format is Apple Intermediate Codec MOV format, so iMovie/FCE doesn’t support Canon 70D mov footages well, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn’t edit videos smoothly.

To load Canon 70D H.264 MOV to iMovie or FCE, you need to convert them into iMovie/FCE preferred video format firstly. Besides, it's a pity if you don't keep the original file structure, but it's not unfixable – come and meet this Canon MOV Converter for Mac.

This H.264 MOV to AIC Converter is not only able to convert organized videos files, but also able to deal with various videos and audios in batch. No need to install third party plug-in, no need to fix the settings manually; just import, choose iMovie/FCE preset, and click Convert. It's just as simple as that. The software does a good job in editing H.264 .mov files directly in iMovie/FCE and also easily convert Canon MOV video to FCP, Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro etc. You can also remux, Trim, cut, split, mix videos, overlays the 1080p H.264 mov footages. Now mac Mavericks 10.9 is supported, feel free to have a try!

Now get Pavutube HD Video Convertr for Mac installed; you can order a license directly or download a trial version here. Ok let's move on!

How to Convert Canon 70D H.264 MOV to iMovie/FCE with AIC MOV

Step 1. Connect your Canon 70D camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Add Canon 70D 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Mac Canon Video Converter.

Run this HD Video Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load individuals mov videos; or you can click "Add from folder"to load the entire folder.

Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format.

Click the "Format "option, to get high video quality with least quality loss, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov).

Click Settings, you can fix the size to 1920*1080 to get better video quality; also you can fix the bitrate, frame rate as what you need.

Step 4. Now click the big red "Convert" and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video.

Click Browse to locate them directly. Ok now the transcoded files now are ready for editing Canon 70D MOV in iMovie or FCE.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Trouble with importing .mov files from Canon 6D into FCP X

In this article, you will know how to import Canon EOS 6D H.264 mov recordings to FCP X on Mac OS X, and edit with best Prores 422 codec.

Canon EOS 6D is the world's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR. If you're in the market for a full-frame DSLR for ultimate technical quality and super-fast autofocus for action, but don't want to pay extra for (or carry the weight of) the 5D Mark III, the 6D is about 95% of the 5D Mark III for a lot less money. The EOS 6D is built around a new Canon CMOS sensor, which offers a pixel count of 20.2MP. In concert with the DIGIC 5+ processor it offers a standard ISO range of 100-25600, expandable down to 50 and up to 102,400.

The MOV files Canon 6D outputs in encoded by H.264 high-def streams, which is different from QuickTime mov or others. Many traditional nonlinear editing programs on mac do not support H.264 codec directly, such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe premiere and so on. To load Canon 6D H.264 MOV to FCP X, you need to convert them into FCP  preferred video format firstly.

Now come and meet this Canon MOV Converter for Mac. I downloaded the Trial Version of Pavtube and converted some clips taken with Canon 6D .mov. After that, I have successfully import the converted clips to Final Cut X.

This Canon MOV to FCP Converter is not only able to convert organized videos files, but also able to deal with various videos and audios in batch. No need to install third party plug-in, no need to fix the settings manually; just import, choose FCP preset, and click Convert. It's just as simple as that. The software does a good job in editing H.264 .mov files directly in FCP and also easily convert Canon 6D MOV video to iMovie/FCE etc. You can also remux, Trim, cut, split, mix videos, overlays, also add 3D effect to Canon 6D H.264 footages. Now mac 10.8.3 is supported, feel free to have a try!

How to Convert Canon 6d HD MOV to iMovie/FCE with AIC MOV

Step 1. Connect your Canon 6D camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Add Canon 6D 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Mac Canon Video Converter.

Download, and run this iMedia Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files"button to load individuals mov videos; or you can click "Add from folder"to load the entire folder.

Step 3. Choose FCP X ompatible format.

Click the "Format "option, you can choose Final Cut Pro>Apple Prores 422 Codec(*.mov). 


Step 4. Now click the big red Convert botton and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video. Click Browse to locate them directly. Ok now the transcoded files now are ready for editing Canon 6D MOV in Final Cut Pro X.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Canon intros PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS, SX510 HS point-and-shoot cameras

Canon's got a handful of incremental updates to detail, including a selection of PowerShot point-and-shoots. Now it announced the release of four new PowerShot cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS.

Overall, The G16 is the priciest of the bunch, ringing in at $550. This model, which is set to ship in October, replaces last year's G15, and includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, 5x 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 optical zoom lens and 1080/60p video capture. Next up is the S120, retailing for $450, also in October. This pocketable S110 replacement includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, 5x 24-120mm f/1.8-5.7 optical zoom lens and 1080/60p video capture. The SX510 HS is the cheapest of this premium bunch, with a $250 MSRP. This superzoom, expected in September, packs a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, a 30x 24-720mm f/3.4-5.8 optical zoom lens and 1080p video.

These cameras feature advanced DIGIC imaging technology and the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than previous PowerShots. The G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images.

For the connected photographer, the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in WiFi that allows for outstanding quality images and video files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, to a PC, or on their compatible iOS or Android device through the free Canon CameraWindow app. All initial setup can be accomplished from a smart device or computer, allowing for easy photo sharing on-the-go.

The PowerShot G16 is the first PowerShot in the G-series that comes equipped with built-in WiFi, the G16 has the ability to share images and video to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and email. The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8. The G16 is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor for enhanced image quality. The PowerShot G16 also features improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models. The G16 has continuous shooting speeds of 9.3 frames-per-second. The G16 also captures 1080p Full HD video, and includes built-in stereo microphone and HDMI output.

In addition, the camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range without the necessity for a tripod. The G16 also features dials and controls similar to those on Canon’s EOS DSLRs. It’s also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and other accessories.

The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October for $549.99.

The PowerShot S120 features a 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It’s equipped with Canon’s HS System and allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per second at 12.1-megapixels. The S120 also records 1080p Full HD video and includes built-in stereo microphone and HDMI outputs.

The PowerShot S120 is scheduled to be available in October for $449.99.

The PowerShot SX510 HS camera has a 30X optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, intelligent IS technology, a 12.1 megapixel CMos sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The SX510 also records 1080p Full HD video and built-in WiFi. The camera’s Zoom Framing Assist automatically maintains the correct distance from a subject using face recognition.

The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September for $249.99.

The PowerShot SX170 has 16x optical zoom with a 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization. The SX170S also features high-speed AF, an intelligent IS system, a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16-megapixel sensor and 720p video. The PowerShot SX170 IS also has a 3-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic bod.

The PowerShot SX170 IS is scheduled to be available in September for $179.99.

Related news:

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Source: Canon

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Encode/Render Canon T3i .mov files to Prores 422 for Final Cut Pro 7

Q1: Ok I'm really interested in buying the Canon T3i beacuse it has great video quality and its fairly cheap....I'm a newbie to FCP and shoot videos with a Canon Rebel T3i. Obviously, I can copy the .mov files from the SD card to my Mac and edit in Final Cut Pro 7, but it's a bear (slow rendering time and whatnot) and I'm never impressed with the video quality output once I'm done rendering. The files are 1280x720 format, 60 fps. How to import without rending? Any compressor to convert my files to a more FCP-friendly file?

Q2: Canon T3i is perfect and I'd rent one for a wedding, and I am stuck with working with Final Cut Pro 7. Cause as it stands now any time i go to Log and Transfer and try to import files i get messages like FCP doesn't recognize format or something like that. What I'm wondering is their a program out there that can convert the video files of a T3i to a file format that can be read in Final Cut Pro 7.

The Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D is new of the remarkable digital SDL cameras. And reading previus discussions, we learn that many folks are eager to find a best Canon T3i video converter to get the T3i camera recognized in FCP 7.
At first you should know that Canon T3i records its movies as .MOV files using variable bitrate H.264 compression, which is much more conservative of memory card space, but not fit for editing in FCP 7. To help you to get Canon T3i mov files editable in Final Cut Pro 7, Pavtube Canon MOV Converter for Mac is the first choice for you to make smooth videos for editing in FCP 7. It makes it easy to convert Canon T3i MOV footage to ProRes 422 for FCP.

Encode/Render Canon T3i H.264 mov video to Apple ProRes 422 Codec for FCP 7

In order to process Canon T3i MOV footage fast and seamless in Final Cut Pro, it requires that the H.264 .mov videos to be transcoded into Apple ProRes codec, which is the best intermediate codec developed specifically for seamless Final Cut workflow.

Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage to Canon H.264 MOV Converter.

Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Canon T3i camera to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Canon MOV to FCP Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mov footage.

Step 2. Set a FCP friendly codec (e.g. Apple ProRes 422) as export format.

Click on "Format" bar and set a FCP friendly codec in dropdown-list. You are advised to follow "Final Cut Pro" template and choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as export format.


1. H.264 codec has a much higher compression ratio than Apple ProRes, so the ingested files are significantly larger than the original files.

2. If you prefer smaller file size, choose "Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)" instead.

3. The "Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)" format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.

Step 3. Set possible best quality for FCP 7 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 size to 1920*1080 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. Start the process to convert Canon T3i mov files to ProRes 422 for FCP by clicking the big "Convert" button.

  • Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

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 Canon T3i mov files to Final Cut Pro 7.

Additional editing features of the Pavtube Canon MOV to ProRes Converter:

1. Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check 'Merge into one' box beside 'Settings' button.

2. Deinterlace- click 'Editor', switch to 'Effect' tab, find 'Deinterlacing' box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.

3. Thumbnail- click 'Snapshoot' button when previewing the video. Click 'Option' to set the image format of screenshots.

4. Trim a section of the movie- click 'Editor', switch to 'Trim' tab, and input time point in start and end box.

The Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac supports a more variety of DSLR cameras than you expect – including Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, Rebel T4i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T5i and Nikon DSLR cams. Pavtube Video Converter reads standalone .mov files from Canon memory card. You don't need the full card structure, just pick up what you want to keep.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Importing/editing Canon 5D Mark III H.264 mov files in FCP X on Mac

Summary: From this article, you can know the best codec for importing Canon 5D Mark III mov clips to Final Cut Pro X editing on Mac, and only transcode Canon MOV to ProRes 422 or ProRes 422 HQ with Canon H.264 MOV Converter.

The Canon 5d Mark III that everyone has been waiting for has been announced. The camera brings a handful of improvements including speed, greater resolution, more processing power, and more options for shooting HD video. The full-frame sensor has been upped to 22.3 Megapixels and shoots up to 6 frames per second with a 61-point AF system. What’s great about the new sensor in this camera is that the pixel pitch is smaller, which allows for better low light performance.

I have really gotten everything I wanted out of my 5D Mk III. Best camera I ever had, it shoots mov files – which pains me is that FCP X could not recognize my mov footage. Did I miss something?

After searching, I find that the reason, that is, Canon 5d Mark III records video in H.264 MOV, it is not supported by FCP X perfectly. To edit Canon 5d Mark III mov video with Final Cut Pro X smoothly, I need to encode Canon mov recordings to FCP X compatible codec - Apple ProRes 422 MOV format on Mac.

Now on the web, I came accross this Pavtube H.264 MOV to ProRes Converter for FCP X. I am impressed by how quickly the converter runs to give me the files from my 5D MK-III that I need for Final Cut Pro X, becides it make it possible to do some little editing some simple editing features. You can follow the steps below to convert 5D Mark III mov footages for editing in FCP X.

Step 1: Free Download the best Canon MOV to FCP Converter. Install and run it on you Mac. It’s excellent Canon MOV video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.

Step 2: Click “Add videos” to load individual videos, or click “Add from folder” to load the whole folder from Canon 5D Mark 3.


If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one file” box to merge the MOV files into one single file so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 3. Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”.

Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple PreRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) for as best video format for editing in FCP X as well as good video quality. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon.

Step 4. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”.

You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro X. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.

Step 5: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Canon 5D Mark III H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP X on Mac immediately.

Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import the ProRes 422 MOV to FCP X under Mac without rendering.

This Canon MOV Converter for FCP can help you convert the video format/codec you need quickly, video and audio quality are best guaranteed. You can also follow this article: How to Import Media contents to Final Cut Pro X for editing. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Magic Lantern firmware boosts dynamic range of Canon 5D III and 7D

The folks at Magic Lantern are no stranger to adding new features to Canon DSLRs, courtesy of their EOS Camera Tool software.  

Magic Lantern's brought some miraculous features to Canon EOS DSLRs lately, including RAW video recording on the 5D Mark III, and video recording, period, to the 50D. Its latest feat is no less amazing, even for jaded DSLR shooters.

By exploiting unused dual ISO amplifiers on a sensor chip in the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D, new firmware allows you to record lighter parts of a scene at ISO 100 and darker portions at ISO 1600. It works with RAW video and stills on the 5D III and RAW stills only on the 7D, with both requiring post-processing after capture. That bit of creative coding increases the dynamic range of both cameras to around 14, though not without some drawbacks. Namely, the 7D implementation is buggy for now, you'll lose some resolution while gaining aliasing in shadows and highlights, and won't be able to check critical focus by zooming in. Still, the organization has a track record of quickly improving new features -- so, if you've got the guts to risk voiding your warranty, hit the source.

Their latest creation - called Dual ISO - dramatically increases the dynamic range of the 5D Mark III and EOS 7D by four stops, bringing the total dynamic range to 14EV. This allows you to pull detail out of the shadows with a lot less noise than with the 'stock' firmware. The technical details are complex, but simply put, it works by interlacing two rows of pixels captured at ISO 100 with two rows taken at a higher sensitivity (usually ISO 1600). The low sensitivity rows capture highlight detail, while the high ISO rows capture shadow detail. When they are combined, you get relatively noise-free shadows without blowing highlights.

According to Magic Lantern, there are some downsides to using the Dual ISO firmware, though. Vertical resolution is reduced by half and there's more moirĂ© and aliasing in over and underexposed areas. The author also warns that since this software modifies the sensor's operation, you could end up frying your camera. 

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Monday, July 22, 2013

How to Convert QuickTime movie to iMovie on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

If you don't know how to smoothly import QuickTime movie to iMovie on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, just read this article, you will get the tools and steps, follow it!

QuickTime (.MOV) file format is a file extension used by the QuickTime-wrapped files. The format was created by Apple Computer to work with multimedia files. MOV is a container format and can contain video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality (VR) content or text (for subtitles, for example).

However, many Mac users are still puzzled by one thing that some files from QuickTime with MOV file extension can't be imported into iMovie on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks as iMovie does not support the standard MOV QuickTime file format.

If you want to import a QuickTime movie file into iMovie on your Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you are suggested to transocde QuickTime videos to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), the favorite editing codec of iMovie at first. The Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) does not use temporal compression, so every frame can be decoded and displayed immediately without first decoding other frames. The drawback of this codec is that it requires much more bandwidth and hard drive storage space. The following are steps for you to QuickTime MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie editing.

Step 1: Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac for iMovie and video clips to it. You can click either "Add Video" button to load source files.

If you want to combine the loaded MOV clips into one file, simply tick off the checkbox before "Merge into one file".

Step 2: Select "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as target format.

In order to convert video to AIC for use in iMovie, simply hit "Format" menu and follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".


Step 3: Start QuickTime MOV to AIC Conversion.

Click the big button "Convert" to start converting QuickTime movie to iMovie on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. As soon as the conversion is completed, you are able to click "Open" button to get the generated AIC MOV files for use in iMovie.

Step 4: Import converted videos to iMovie 8/9/11.

Launch iMovie, from the File menu, choose Import > Movies, navigate to the folder that output MOV videos are saved. Select the files and click "Import".

Now, start to create your masterpiece with QuickTime movie in iMovie (iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD)!

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mac Solution: Burn/Write/Make Canon EOS 1080p MOV into DVD

Summary: This article will show you how to successfully burn/write Canon EOS 1080p mov clips to DVD for playing with DVD player or backup on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion 10.8 included).

Canon EOS is very popular nowadays, common modes include Canon 5D Mark III, Canon T2i/T3i/T4i/T5i, Canon EOS M , Canon 60D, Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 70D etc, which recording H.264 MOV format. It is some meaningful occasions in life and burn the videos to DVD to share with their friends or relatives.

Most of us would choose Canon EOS 1080p as the recording mode, as it provides high quality videos. However, it is not so easy to burn Canon EOS MOV files into DVD for the 1080p H.264 codec. Fortunately Here a useful tool or software- Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac is recommended to you. With it, you don’t need to worry about the quality of the output and the conversion speed. The quality of the output DVD will be as good as the original video and the conversion speed will surprise you. With just a few clicks, you can get what you want.

This article will show you how to successfully burn/write Canon EOS 1080p MOV clips to DVD on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion 10.8 included). 

Cant wait to have a try? Below is how Canon MOV to DVD Burner works

Free download this Mac Canon MOV to DVD burnner (50% off now). You can see the main interface. Connect your DVD Writer and insert a blank DVD.

2. Load your EOS 1080p video files into the DVD creator for Mac. Use the EOS camera as a Firewire device, connect your camera to your computer via a Firewire cable and transfer and copy the footage onto your computer or another external Firewire device using the PC/Dub mode.

a. Drag and drop source files to source area (details in Source Screen)
b. Select “add Files” from the drop-down list of Quick Start menu

Each file is recognized as a chapter after being imported to DVD Creator. Press on “Add title” button to add more titles. And you can do some arrangement for titles or chapters.

3. You can Edit movie clip and Customize your DVD menu
Pavtube DVD Creator for mac will enables you to edit your videos with trim, crop, watermark, effect settings, audio replacing settings features if necessary before burnning.

Tip: Swich to “Audio” Tab from Edit, and add audio to target video file so that you can replace the original audio track with favorite melody. Check the box of “Enable” and click “Browse” button and select the audio or video file you’d like to add. You may check “Loop” to make the audio repeat in order to fit the full length of the video.

This MOV-to-DVD Creator also allows you to design and create your own DVD menu or add background picture as well as music to make your DVD more personalized. To use a preset menu template and simply double-click on the template.

4. Preview Created DVD-Video. It’s great that you can preview the created DVD before burning to make sure everything is going well, and then you can choose to burn a DVD disc, a DVD folder, or a DVD ISO.

5. Start burning.

Click the “Burn” button to start burning Canon EOS 1080p H.264 MOV files to DVD on Mac – video to a writable DVD (or ISO image) that will plays on standard DVD player after burning. Now you have finished the burning process and get the created DVD for watching on your home DVD player or TV.

With this professional 50% off MOV to DVD Maker, you will find it pretty easy to convert Canon EOS MOV files to DVD for you to enjoy a quality time watching movies with your family at home. Never miss!


1. This DVD Burner is free for burning various videos like MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, TiVo, F4V etc into DVD. To know more, please switch to the online guide about Mac DVD Creator on-line help for beginners at Pavtube website and learn how to make an iso image into DVD and write DVD-Video file structure/VIDEO_TS folder to DVD.

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