Import/Edit Canon PowerShot G16 Videos to FCP X, iMovie or FCE

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The Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera is a compact, advanced point-and-shoot camera featuring a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7″ high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor to produce high quality still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 12800.

If you already have ordered a Canon G16, you may wonder the easiest way to edit its HD footage on Mac Final Cut Pro X, iMovie or Final Cut Express. If so may have interest in this article. It explains a workaround to convert Canon G16 video files to best suited format for use in FCP X, iMovie and FCE with optimum performance.

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How to convert Canon G16 MOV video for editing or playing on Mac?

Step 1. Get Mac HD Video Converter as a Canon G16 Video Converter for Mac, click ‘Add File’ to import your Canon PowerShot G16 MOV/MP4 recordings from camera to it on Mac OS X.

Step 2. Select output format for FCP (X), FCE or iMovie

1. To transcode Canon G16 footage to ProRes MOV for FCP X, you need to select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is suitable for editing FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.

2. To convert Canon PowerShot G16 video to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’column.


Step 3. You can click ‘Settings’ to set up video size, frame rate, bitrates and other settings if you have detailed demands.

Step 4. The last step, click ‘Convert’ to start Canon PowerShot G16 Videos to FCP X, iMove or FCE compatible Apple ProRes MOV or AIC MOV format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated ProRes MOV files or AIC MOV files for editing in FCP X/6/7, iMovie or Final Cut Express with optimum performance.

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