Edit Canon C200 4K MP4 in FCP X/7/6
Final Cut Pro is designed to work with a wide range of cameras and camcorders. And now, when you record 4K videos, you can use FCP to turn them into amazing 4K movies. However, when you import, play and edit Canon EOS C200 4K MP4 videos in Final Cut Pro, things get a bit complex. More than one guys are facing issues while working C200 o 4K footage with FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6):
“As I’m going on travels and just having a Macbook Air (2012) with me I’m having trouble editing 4k material from Canon EOS C200. (Actually, even playback 4k material is a pain on that device). So I’m wondering what’s the best option for my limited hardware. Should I still record 4k material but compress it down to 1080p material for the video’s that I’m going to create during travels?”
“I have used FCP 7 a lot in the past, and now I’m using that to edit my 4k footage, but the performance was very bad. I wasn’t able to edit 4k footage fluently. I’m looking for a way to get out the trouble.”
Well, Canon EOS C200 records 4K video in MP4 with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec, which is not a native editing codec for most NLEs including Final Cut Pro. What’s more, the common personal computer doesn’t have the ability to process the Canon EOS C200 4K video editing work, even if you can import Canon C200 4K MP4 into Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) on Mac. The quality of C200 4K material is ultra high definition, so it requires very powerful computer hardware for smoothly editing. In short, for the purpose of better and smoother editing, you’re advised to transcode MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 files to a more edit-friendly format and compress 4K to 1080p for FCP 7 and FCP 6.
With the help of Acrok 4K Video Converter, you can easily achieve the goal. With the professional Canon video converter, you can effortlessly encode Canon EOS C200 4K MP4 videos for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLEs), including Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Premiere Pro and more. Besides, this 4K Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. More than that, this software also can deal with other video formats such as H.265, MKV, MTS, MXF, XAVC, FLV .etc on Mac OS X including macOS Sierra, El Capitan Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
Download the Canon EOS C200 4K video converter:
How to transcode Canon EOS C200 4K MP4 to FCP natively
Step 1: Load Canon EOS C200 4K videos
Run Canon EOS C200 Video Converter and load 4K clips to it by clicking “Add files” button. You can also drag and drop the 4K files to the software directly from your Hard drive.
Step 2: Select output format
Hit the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format on the drop-down menu.
Tip: You can also click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit Canon EOS C200 4K movies in FCP easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for FCP 7 and FCP 6 editing. Of course, it can keep original 4K resolution for you if you need.
Step 3: Convert Canon EOS C200 videos
Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding Canon EOS C200 4K clips to Final Cut Pro supported format. After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted Canon EOS C200 footage into FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) for editing smoothly with the best quality.