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Edit Canon 80D MOV with iMovie/FCE/FCP

Edit Canon 80D MOV with iMovie/FCE/FCP

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The Canon EOS 80D features an all-new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 45-point all cross-type autofocus system, and the company’s DIGIC 6 processor. 

If you have bought Canon EOS 80D camera, besides taking photos with it, you may also use it to record high quality videos. Canon EOS 80D is able to help you record full HD videos in H.264 codec MOV or MP4 format, after you recorded videos with this camera, you may want to load the videos into editing programs such as iMovie, FCE, FCP for editing. 

H.264 MOV delivers stunning picture quality, but it not an ideal editing format for iMovie, FCE, FCP. H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited for editing with iMovie, FCE, FCP. For example Apple InterMedia Codec for iMovie/FCE and Apple ProRes for FCP. 

Thus, you need a third-party software to transcode the H.264 MOV to Apple InterMedia Codec for iMovie/FCE and Apple ProRes for FCP. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac - a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. If you’re editing Canon 80D MOV files with iMovie, FCE, FCP etc. non-linear editing systems without qualit loss, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from below. 

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How to import Canon EOS 80D H.264 MOV to iMovie, FCE and FCP 

Step 1. Click the “Add File” button to select the Canon 80D MOV videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time. 


Step 2. Choose output format, to edit videos on iMovie, FCE, FCP native codec. 

You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s best for Final Cut Pro X editing. 


1.When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image. 

2.If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video. 


Read the difference of ProRes. 

• Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT); 
• Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP; 
• Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422; 
• Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows. 
• Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material. 

Actually, different Apple ProRes codec corresponds to different needs. Here you can refer to this article “Differences among Apple ProRes codec“. 

From “Format” drop-down option, choose iMovie/FCE best editing codec by selecting “iMovie and Final Cut Ex…” > “Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov). 


If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported AVI files to one output video. 

Step 3. You can click “settings” to adjust the output parameters, like resolution, bitrate, etc. Don’t forget the balance between video quality and size. (Apple ProRes settings shotscreen below, Apple InterMedia Codec can be customized as you want) 


Step 4. Click the “Convert” button to start converting Canon EOS 80D H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422/Apple InterMedia Codec. 

After that, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and transfer the files to FCP X/7, iMovie, FCE as usual. 

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