The Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i, like the 650D before it and the EOS 100D announced alongside, features a touchscreen. In Live View and Movie modes the screen can be used to specify the point of focus and release the shutter, as we’ve seen before on several mirrorless cameras. It also supports multi-touch and gestures, meaning that it offers phone-like pinch-to-zoom and image-to-image swiping in playback.
All of these are great, till you find it is a problem importing the H.264 MOV footages to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing. Even the raw video could be successfully loaded to FCP 7, the film will looks quite jumpy. H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing code, and you need to transcode the video to a format more friendly for FCP 7, for instance, Apple ProRes 422 codec. The following passage guides you how to convert EOS 700D/Rebel T5i MOV footages to Apple ProRes 422 encoded MOV file for FCP 7.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i MOV Converter for Mac
Step one. Run Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i MOV Converter for Mac. Click ‘Add’ button, browse to the footages and load Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i MOV files to the converter.
Step two. Select the items to be converted, and click on ‘Profile’ bar to set a Final Cut Pro 7 friendly format in Final Cut Pro template. There are Apple ProRes family, h.264 MP4, mpeg-4 mp4 codecs for your choice. Basically, “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” is the best format for converting Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i footage to Final Cut Pro 7. If you prefer smaller file size, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) instead.
Step three. Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. My advice is to set the video size, bitrate and fame rate to be exactly as the footages so that you will suffer least quality degradation. For example, when the video is shot at 1920*1080, 5mbps, 30fps, you could set Size-1920*1080, Bitrate-original, Frame rate-30. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.
Step four. Click the ‘Browse ’ button next to the Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.
Step five. Click the ‘Convert’ button to start Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i MOV to Final Cut Pro 7 ProRes MOV conversion. After conversion you can click the “Open folder” button to locate converted Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i MOV files for importing to Final Cut Pro 7 without rendering.
* Preview the video- select it in file list and click ‘Preview’ button.
* Thumbnail- click ‘Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click ‘Option’ to set the image format of screenshots.
* Crop/Cut/Effect- click ‘Editor’, you can freely clip videos, trim videos, adjust video effect, rotate.
* Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check ‘Merge’.