‘I start my Canon EOS 760D MP4 in Final Cut Pro X workflow. However, the footage is completely black, as in blank, (sound is intact) when I drop in the timeline of either FCP 6/7 when running Mac OS X Yosemite. What am I doing wrong? Learn this article to convert MP4 files from Canon EOS 760D/T6s to ProRes format so it will be easy to import and edit footage from Canon EOS 760D/T6s in Final Cut Pro flawlessly.
Canon has been relatively cautious updating its Rebel DSLR line. The latest upgrade is the Canon Rebel T6s (760D). It features a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, up from 18MP and supports recording Full HD video in MP4 format. The problem is that H.264 codec is not supported well on FCP due to the best supported video formats… so directly importing and editing Canon T6s/760D MP4 in FCP will never happen. It’s better to convert Canon T6s (760D) MP4 videos to ProRes MOV format, and then import to FCP for smooth editing.
To get the work done, a third-party converting tool is needed. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is what I used now which is highly recommended to you. It is good at encoding different video formats (H.264 MP4, MTS/M2TS, MXF, etc.) to NLEs compatible file types, i.e. DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon 760D/T6s MP4 files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV for Final Cut Pro
Step-by-step guide on converting Canon 760D/T6s video clips to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP X.
Step 1. Run the best App, and click the “Add” button to load .MP4 videos from Canon. If you want to merge multiple clips just need to check the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. For other common output ones or NLEs, you can select them on your own.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Final Cut Pro.
Step 3. Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, this Mac video converter will start to transcode Canon T6s(760D) to ProRes for Final Cut Pro immediately. Once the conversion completes, directly transfer the converted Canon T6s(760D) files to Final Cut Pro X, and then you can play, edit them on Mac OS X freely just like the screen shot shows.