Import Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 to FCP, iMovie/FCE for Editing Smoothly

Packing a versatile feature-set in a sleek and portable body, EOS Rebel 800D/T7i DSLR from Canon offers advanced imaging capabilities along with a convenient range of controls and connectivity. Utilizing a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor, the Canon EOS 800D and T7i are able to capture high-resolution stills and stunning videos with full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps. Already owned a ton of camera gear to bring along to capture your travels and adventures, however, when you attempt to directly import those H.264 MP4 footage from Canon EOS 800D/T7i to Final Cut Pro/iMovie/FCE for editing, you may encountered many problems, like importing slowly, couldn't edit videos smoothly or fail to open H.264 files, no matter these Mac editors said to be compatible with MP4.

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➤ Part 1 Why editing Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 in FCP, iMovie or FCE is failed?

➤ Part 2 How to convert and open Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 to FCP, iMovie/FCE?

Why editing Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 in FCP, iMovie or FCE is failed?

From Canon EOS 800D/T7i official tech spec, we can know the output footage from them should be MP4 (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user.) The sophisticated H.264 codecs compression method is used in these new Rebel-class DSLR for recording video files to the camera's memory card, but MP4 is a complex video container with various video and audio codecs. To make more clarification, a container can hold different audio/video codecs where a codec encoded/decodes one specific format. So if your MP4 files getting out of Canon EOS 800D/T7i are not accepted by FCP, iMovie or FCE, it's probably because of the incompatible audio codec. 

How to convert and open Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 to FCP, iMovie/FCE?

In order to edit CanonEOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 in FCP, iMovie or FCE smoothly, the easy workaround is to transcode the H.264 MP4 recordings into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading in FCP, iMovie or FCE; this would usually be Apple ProRes. mov, H.264 mov, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X/7, iMovie/FCE.

To fast implement the H.264 MP4 transcoding workload easily, you're recommended to use Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, a professional and easy-to-use MP4 video converter for Mac users including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, etc. By running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself as the optimized ProRes for Mac has already in its profile presets, so that you can easily transcode any video to ProRes encoded MOV files for importing to FCP X/7/6, MOV for iMovie/FCE editing without hassles anymore.

Meanwhile, this video convert tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, etc. If you are facing problems when editing Canon EOS 800D/T7i MP4 video in Sony Vegas, Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, etc. on Windows PC, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate.

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Steps to convert and import Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 to FCP, iMovie and FCE

Step 1 Add H.264 MP4 video files

First download and install Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, once done, run this H.264 MP4 converter program and click the "Add File" button to locate your Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 file to import. You can also directly drag and drop your video files to the program.

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Step 2 Click on the "Select Format" bar and choose a best compatible format as per your editor

a. For editing Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 in FCP, select "Editor" > "Final Cut Pro X" or "Final Cut Pro 7" as per your video editing software as the output format.

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Note: If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs.

b. Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express, please follow the path "Format" > "Video" > "MOV" as output format, so that you can transcode Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 to H.264 .mov for FCE/iMovie editing smoothly.

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Tip: By selecting the "ProRes" or "Final Cut Pro", you needn't to adjust the video parameters by clicking "Settings" like video format, video resolution, frame rate and more by yourself. The output videos seamlessly fit FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. While if you are parameter geeks, you could optimize them based on your various editing scenes needed.

Step 3 Start Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 to FCP, iMovie/FCE conversion

Hit the "Start" button and this MP4 file Converter for Mac will convert your Canon EOS 800D/T7i H.264 MP4 video rapidly. After the conversion, you can import the output files to Final Cut Pro (the latest FCPX 10.3.2 supported), iMovie/FCE etc. without any trouble.

In addition, this great Mac H.264 MP4 video converter also allows you to fast share converted MP4 file to from Mac or Win computer to mobile devices wirelessly, via its mature IP address sharing technology (i.e. Dimo Media Server), you can totally free from complicated USB or flash drive insertion to save time and copy any files to the editors in your computers. What's more, you can even convert edited videos export from editors into more popular formats. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.

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Enjoy impressive video recording features with Canon EOS 800D/T7i, but still rave about handling MP4 footages from Canon to your editors please feel free to Email Us or comment below to let us know what troubles with your video files along with the video samples and editor name and version, and we'll see what we can do to help.

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