With Canon C200 EF Cinema Camera, you can not only record 4K UHD/HD MP4 video, but also 2K MP4 Proxy video with the resolution of 2048 x 1080. After transferred the MP4 Proxy footage from the camera SD card to your computer local hard drive, you can import the files into the professional NLE program such as Adobe Premiere Pro for some graphic, text editing or effects rendering workflows. So how about the workflow of Canon C200 MP4 Proxy with Premiere Pro?
Can Premiere Pro CC native import Canon C200 MP4 Proxy files?
The Canon C200 records MP4 Proxy format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec, which is the native import format for Premiere Pro CC. However, it is well known that H.264 is a good delivery file format but not a good editing format.
Transcode Canon C200 MP4 Proxy to Prores for Premiere
To achieve high quality and high performance editing workflow on Premiere Pro CC, it would be much ideal for you to encode Canon C200 MP4 Proxy H.264 to Apple Prores codec, which has perfect compatibility with Premiere Pro CC. In addition, the Apple Prores codec support all of the current frame size such as SD, HD, 2K, 4K and 5K. Moreover, this 10-bit editing codec can assist you to process a lot of more color data and make the color correction process easier on Premiere Pro.
If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to get the job completed, we highly recommend our best Prores Converter - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to you. The program can assist you to easily convert Canon C200 MP4 Proxy video to Premiere Pro CC most favorable Prores codec with various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT.
How to choose the right Prores codec for Premiere Pro?
ProRes 422 HQ: This is the highest-quality video format, but unless you are shooting very carefully-lit, high-end video, such as RED, HDCAM, or HDCAM SR, the quality of your source image doesn’t equal the format. Use this version only for high-end work.
ProRes 422: This is the format I recommend for anyone shooting DSLR, HDV, AVCHD, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, AVCAM, or P2. Great image quality, with file sizes 30-35% smaller than ProRes 422 HQ. Since the DSLR images start as H.264, which is already quite compressed, ProRes 422 most closely matches the original image quality.
ProRes 422 LT: This is the format to use if you have tons of footage, need to edit using smaller (i.e. less storage space) hard drives, or are going to go thru an off-line to on-line process.
ProRes 422 Proxy: This format should only be used when file size is more important than image quality. Training files, library archive files, or other reference media are a good choice for this format.
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How to Transcode Canon C200 MP4 Proxy to Prores for Premiere Pro Editing?
Step 1: Load Canon C200 MP4 Proxy video.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Canon C200 MP4 Proxy video from your computer local hard drive into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Premiere Pro CC best favorable editing codec “Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” main category. If can also choose other Prores format according to your own needs based on the standards listed above.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Canon C200 MP4 Proxy to Apple Prores encoding process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files, feel free to import video to Premiere Pro CC for professional post editing workflow.