Edit MOV file from Canon Powershot G1 X in Final Cut Pro X
Early in this year, Canon launched the new flagship PowerShot G-series model-G1 X. The Canon Powershot G1 X is equipped with a new 1.5-inch 14.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor and an updated 4x (28-112mm equivalent) optical zoom lens. It records full HD 1080p or 720p HD video shootings in MOV file format with H.264 codec.
Recently, you have got the camera and captured dozens of footages. Everything goes perfect except the failure in editing Canon G1 X MOV file with Final Cut Pro X or FCP. It caused by the highly-compressed MOV file format, which can be well playable but hard to edit in some video editor programs, including FCP X. Thus, what you need to transcode Canon Powershot G1 X 1080p MOV to ProRes for FCP X, because the ProRes codec is natively supported by Final Cut Pro X or its older version of FCP.
Step 1: Download the Mac MOV to ProRes Converter application
When fully download the software, go on installing it and launching the software.
Step 2: Load the Canon Powershot G1 X MOV file(s) to the program
Backup the MOV footages from Canon Powershot G1 X to Mac with OS like Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, etc. Then, click the "Add File" to import the MOV file. Plus, you can also load multiple .mov files at one time.
Step 3: Set "Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" as output file format
Click the "Profile" menu and choose "Final Cut Pro"->"Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" format as the output format. You can also further edit MXF in Avid Media Composer, if select the "Avid"-> Avid H.264, Xvid or MPEG-2 as output file format.
Step 4: Run the conversion from Canon G1 X MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP X
Hit "START" to begin the conversion. After the conversion, you can import the output .mov files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP for editing.