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Transcode Canon EOS M5 MP4 to ProRes for FCP

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Want to import MP4 from Canon EOS M5 to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac? This article shows you how to do it in 3 simple steps. Get in to read details!
Canon announced EOS M5 which can record full 1080p HD videos in H.264 MP4 format. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly, when you attempt to import the MP4 video from Canon EOS M5 to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 for editing.

The reason that you can't edit Canon EOS M5 .mp4 files in FCP is simple: the Canon M5 uses the sophisticated H.264 compression method for recording video files to the camera's memory card. So the files you getting out of Canon EOS M5 are suited to be delivered as is, which is usually not what you want.
In order to edit Canon EOS M5 MP4 files in Final Cut Pro smoothly, the H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and colo…