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Edit Canon EOS M100 MP4 Video with FCP X

Edit Canon EOS M100 MP4 Video with FCP X

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Compact and lightweight, the black Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Digital Camera makes a suitable everyday companion for those who want both an easy-to-use and highly capable camera system. With the camera, you can shot 1080p, 720p and 480p video in MP4 format with H.264 compression codec. For Mac users, after the shooting stage, you can load the Canon EOS M100 MP4 video into FCP X for some professional post editing workflow before sharing the footage with friends or family members on smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc or social networking sites.

Can FCP X natively handle Canon EOS M100 MP4 video?

From FCP X supported file formats, we can see that the H.264 MP4 video shot with Canon EOS M100 is included in FCP X workable file formats list. However, if you try to direct edit H.264 video with FCP X, you won’t get a high quality and high performance editing workflow due to the limitation of H.264 video listed below:
1. H.264 is mathematically intense. It takes some serious computer horsepower to decode its compression.
2. Because it is so mathematically challenging, it takes longer to render H.264 files than other formats.
3. H.264, as shot by HDSLR cameras, is an 8-bit format, which means that you are potentially compromising your effects and, especially, color correction and compositing with gradients.
4. H.264 does not integrate easily with other video formats.

Best workflow of EOS M100 MP4 video with FCP X

To get the best workflow of EOS M100 H.264 video with FCP X, it would be much ideal for you to encode the EOS M100 H.264 MP4 to the FCP X best favorable Apple Prores codec. Compared with H.264 codec, the Apple Prores codec are less hardware intensive, you don’t need a fancy graphics card to and you don’t need as fast a computer to edit these transcoded formats. In addition, when you transcode the H.264 video to Prores, you move your video from an 8-bit container to a 10-bit container, which can process a lot of more color data and make the color correction process easier.

Encode EOS M100 H.264 MP4 to Prores for FCP X

To produce Apple Prores codec from Canon EOS M100 H.264 MP4 video, you can download our best Prores Converter for Mac - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The program has perfect importing support for both the 1080p, 720p and 480p H.264 MP4 video shot with Canon EOS M100. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can input multiple video at one time for conversion.

The program can assist you to easily encode EOS M100 H.264 to FCP X most favorable Apple Prores in various different types including “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”, “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”, “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)” and “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)”

If you computer is old or slow, or you just want to do some rough editing, you can select to output “Apple Prores Proxy)(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores (LT)(*.mov)”format to save more space and bandwidth. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance.

Edit Canon EOS M100 H.264 MP4 video

Apart from acting as a powerful Prores Converter, the program can also work as a beneficial video editor to assist you to complete some basic video editing task. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts, crop video to remove the black bars, apply special rendering effect, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video.

Step by Step to Transcode Canon EOS M100 H.264 MP4 to Prores for FCP X

Step 1: Load Canon EOS M100 MP4 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 EOS M100 MP4 video files into the program.

Load Canon EOS M100 MP4 video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose FCP X best favorable Apple Prores editing codec.

If you try to do more effects editing of the Canon EOS M100 MP4 with FCP X on powerful computer, it would be much ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for high quality performance.

Output Apple Prores 422 or 422 HQ

If you have a underpowered Mac computer, to get a smooth post editing workflow, it would be much ideal for you to choose”Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” format.

Output Apple Prores 422 Proxy or LT format

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output 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 3: Edit Canon EOS M100 MP4 videos.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external subtitle.

Edit Canon EOS M100 MP4 videos

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert Canon EOS M100 MP4 to FCP X most compatible Apple Prores editing formats encoding process.

When the conversion is completed, launch Final Cut Pro X on your Mac computer to import converted video to FCP X for smooth post editing workflow.


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