As the successor to the enormously popular EOS 5D Mark II, Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III has a lot to live up to. For a start, the Canon EOS 5D builds on the success of this full-frame DSLR. Then came its replacement, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, which kick-started the current trend for shooting video on a DSLR. But most users will bothered by one problem. When they want to ingest Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1080p MOV files to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac, they will hit a snag in the form of a “contains unsupported media… invalid directory” error. You can import your files with Log and Transfer but you have to back up the ENTIRE CARD STRUCTURE from the beginning.
So how to import Canon 5D Mark III video into Final Cut Pro without crashing problem and avoid rendering? If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube’s Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Canon MOV to FCP Converter. It supports converting Canon 5DM3 1080p MOV files to Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*mov) so that you can easily import the converted ProRes to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 and new Final Cut Pro X for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Below is how.
Steps – Convert/Transcode Canon EOS 5D Mark III MOV footages to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac OS X
1. Free Download and run the best Mac Canon MOV to ProRes Converter for FCP and drag Canon EOS 5D Mark III H.264 MOV files to the software.
Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file.
2. Select output format for Final Cut Pro. Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro“. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos.
Some more helpful features of the app:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate（from 1Mbps to 20Mbps）, frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
3. Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Canon EOS 5D Mark III MOV to Apple ProRes on Mac immediately.
After converting the Canon DSLR EOS MOV video to ProRes format, you can easily import/edit Canon EOS 5D Mark III MOV files in Final Cut Pro smoothly on Mac. Hope you enjoy it.
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