Canon EOS C200 4K videos to FCP X and FCP 7 workflow
Thanks to the big sensor, recording performance in the dark of Canon EOS C200 is better than the competitors on the market, it features a built-in EVF, 4″ LCD screen, top handle, Super 35mm CMOS sensor, and Dual Pixel Autofocus.
Here is a quick recap of the main features of the camera:
- Internal 4K recording with Cinema Raw Light or MP4 format up to 50p/60p!
- Continuous 120fps (maximum) High Frame Rate Full sensor at Full HD (no crop!)
- Up to 15-stops dynamic range (Cinema raw Light), 13 stops when not using raw
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with touch screen LCD
- Up to 10 stops of Internal ND
There’s internal MP4 recording on an SD card, up to 60fps in 4K UHD, at 4:2:0 and 150mbps. Not great, but hey, 4k/60, woohoo. You can record up to 120fps in HD, with full sensor readout. But all HD recording is limited to 35 mbps, using an H264 codec, in 4:2:0 8-bit. That’s frustrating for anyone who shoots for broadcast clients that require 50mbps – no matter what you tell them about the current MP4 flavor being twice as better as old MPEG2 standards. The only problem usually occurred during the editing process. 4K MP4 still cannot fully supported by some video editors like Final Cut Pro can’t ingest RAW MP4 video from Canon EOS C200 directly. The easiest workaround is to convert C200 MP4 to ProRes MOV, which is the most compatible format for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), which will make the editing work much smooth and easier.
Preparation for Canon EOS C200 to Final Cut Pro native editing format conversion: You can use the Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which was a great Canon EOS C200 4K MP4 Converter for Mac users. It can not only convert Cinema RAW Light and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 videos to Final Cut Pro X without quality loss, but also can make it easy for merging multiple video clips.
Free download Canon EOS C200 Video Converter
Guide on transcoding Canon EOS C200 MP4 to ProRes MOV on Mac:
Step 1: Install and run the best Canon MP4 footage to ProRes codec converter. Click the “Add files” button to import .mp4 files from the Canon EOS C200 camcorder. Join MP4 clips via checking “Settings” then check the “Merge all files into one” box.
Step 2: Hit the Format box and select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format for editing Canon EOS C200 4K MP4 video in FCP X and FCP 7 easily.
Tip: For FCP 7 and FCP 6 users. Please click the “Settings” icon to do some audio, video parameter settings like video bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc. For your original 1080p files, we recommend you to set the video size as 1920*1080p and set the video frame rate as 29.97 or 25fps to make conversion.
Step 4: Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon video converter will start the conversion from Canon EOS C200 MP4 to FCP X and FCP 7 immediately.
After the conversion, you will be able to get the output files via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import Canon EOS C200 4K MP4 videos to Final Cut Pro for further editing easily.