Canon EOS R is the latest Mirrorless Digital Camera that released not long ago, a lot of Canon fans have waited this mirrorless camera for long time. The Canon EOS R has the ability to capture 4K UHD videos at 30 fps, since got the camera, a lot of users have recorded 4K footages with it. In this article we will share the best method to edit Canon EOS R 4K MP4 in Avid and Final Cut Express.
As a new camera, Canon EOS R brings a lot of new features to us. This amazing camera is equipped with 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor, which supports 4K UHD recording at 30 fps, or capture full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps, or record HD 720P videos at 120 fps. What’s more, it also has Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points, Expanded ISO 50-102400, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Dual Pixel RAW, 10-Bit HDMI Out, etc. if you want a powerful but compact camera to record videos or take photos, Canon EOS R is one of the best choices for you.
“Recently I have tried several times to import 4K MP4 files from Canon EOS R 4K MP4 to Avid and Final Cut Express for editing, but I always found the 4K videos are not natively supported, the videos can’t be handled by Avid and FCE smoothly, is there any solution for this? Any help is appreciated, thanks!”
Have you meted the issue just like it showed above? When importing or editing Canon EOS R 4K MP4 in Avid and Final Cut Express, a lot of users have encountered this kind of issue. As an outstanding mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R offers you the capability of recording ultra high-definition images and 4K UHD videos up to 30 frames per second. While enjoying the stunning image quality, many users are having problems when importing 4K MP4 footage from Canon EOS R into Avid and Final Cut Express. If you’re in such a situation, please don’t worry, now we want to share the detail information of this issue, and you will know the easiest method to get Avid and Final Cut Express to work perfectly with Canon EOS R 4K MP4 files. You will get Canon EOS R to Avid workflow, and Canon EOS R to Final Cut Express workflow.
The main reason that you can’t successfully import or edit Canon EOS R 4K MP4 footages with Avid and FCE is simple. Currently Canon EOS R 4K MP4 footage is non-standard format and it’s not added into the supported lists of Avid Media Composer and FCE. In order to edit Canon EOS R 4K MP4 files smoothly, the easy workaround is to convert 4K footage to native supported video codec and format of Avid and Final Cut Express.
To convert Canon EOS R 4K MP4 files to native format for editing, we recommend you to use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, this program has Windows version and Mac version, it is an easy-to-use professional 4K video converter for you. It helps you convert Canon EOS R 4K MP4 video to native supported format with maximum editing quality and efficiency. Besides converting Canon EOS R 4K MP4 files, it can convert all the 4K UHD videos and full HD 1080p videos recorded by Panasonic, Sony, JVC, BlackMagic, etc. it is able to convert 4K recordings to any native formats like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes 422/4444 for FCP X, AIC for iMovie, etc. as you need without any quality loss. Now please follow the steps below to use this 4K video converter.
Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate from the link on this page, you can choose Windows version or Mac version according to your need. Install this 4K video converter on your computer. It will convert Canon EOS R 4K MP4 to Avid and Final Cut Express acceptable format.
Step 2. Import 4K MP4 to Canon EOS R 4K video converter. Run the 4K video converter on Windows or Mac computer and click the “Add Files” button to import the 4K MP4 clips from Canon EOS R to the software. The 4k video converter supports converting multiple files at a time, so you can load several files into it for converting.
Step 3. Choose Avid and FCE native supported output format. Click “Format” drop-down bar to select the best video format. To convert 4K MP4 from Canon EOS R to Avid Media Composer, you can choose “Editing Software -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov)”; to convert 4K MP4 from Canon EOS R to Final Cut Express, you can choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov)”.
Step 4. Adjust audio and video settings according to your need. Before you convert 4K MP4 from Canon EOS R to Avid Media Composer or convert Canon EOS R to Final Cut Express, you can click “Settings” button and then you will enter the settings interface, where you are allowed to customize resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate or others to your required ones. For example, if you want 30 fps for output, just set the frame rate as 30fps.
Step 5. Click “Convert” button to start Canon EOS R 4k conversion. After all the settings, click the big Convert button, and then your Canon EOS R 4K files will be converted to native supported format of Avid and Final Cut Express quickly.
When Acrok Video Converter Ultimate finished the Canon EOS R 4K conversion process, you can import converted 4K videos into Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Express, and then you can edit the videos natively, there will be no editing issues anymore.
Tip: If you are Final Cut Pro X user, you need to read this guide : How to convert Canon EOS R 4K MP4 to FCP X ProRes codec?
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