Summary: The best solution to get Final Cut Pro 6/7 work with Canon 5D Mark III/II MOV files is to convert H.264 MOV to Apple Prores 422 Codec for using in FCP 6/7.
Question: Canon EOS Movie Plugin-E1 not recognized in Final Cut Pro 10.0.7
“I just installed the new version of Final Cut Pro 10 and the Canon Plugin-E1 version 1.4 for the Canon 5D Mark III/II but after starting Final Cut Pro I can not find the Log and Transfer button, with the result I cannot import my files. Is there a solution for this problem.”
In Final Cut Pro 6/7 we choose “File > Log and Transfer” to ingest/load HD footage from a digital camcorder.
How to import Canon EOS 5D Mark III/II video to FCP 6/7 for editing without rendering?
The Canon 5D Mark III/II recorded file format is MOV, this format is supported by many editing software, but it can't be supported perfectly, take FCP X for example. Final Cut Pro X supported best video format is Apple ProRes 422 Codec MOV format, you can edit video with this format in Final Cut Pro X smoothly. And Canon EOS 5D Mark III/II recorded video is H.264 Codec MOV format, so it's the best choice to convert Canon 5D Mark III/II H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 codec MOV format, then you can edit 5D Mark III video well in FCP 6/7 without rendering on Mac.
Pavtube H.264 MOV to ProRes Converter for FCP can help you to make it possible, it can not only transcode Canon EOS 5D Mark III/II H.264 MOV to suitable video format for FCP 6/7, but also do some little editing some simple editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list. You can follow the steps below to convert 5D Mark III/II footages for FCP 6/7.
Step 1: Connect your Canon EOS 5D Mark III/II to your Apple with USB2.0.
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Click “Add videos” to load individual videos, or click “Add from folder” to load the whole folder.
You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. If your MOV files have already been transferred to your Apple hard drive, you can easily drag them to the best Canon H.264 to ProRes Converter.
If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one file” box to merge the MOV files into one single file for FCP so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple PreRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) for as best video format for editing Canon 5D Mark III footage in FCP 6/7 as well as good video quality.. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon.
Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You'd better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro X. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Canon 5D Mark III/II H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7 on Mac immediately.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import the ProRes 422 MOV to FCP 6/7 under Mac without rendering.