Canon’s C200 has been on the radar for quite some time as an affordable cinema camera. The Canon C200 can shoot up 60p RAW and up to 120fps in HD is very useful, and it also offers MP4 with a compression of 150 Mbps, a standard h.264 compression that most entry level prosumer cameras get these days.

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If for any reason you need to convert Canon EOS C200 4K RAW and MP4 files for instant editing in Premiere Pro CC, you may have interest in this guide. It explains how to transcode C200 4K footage to Premiere Pro CC preferred H.264 codec for a fast and smooth workflow.

“Hey Acrok, I’ve had trouble with Canon EOS C200 4K RAW files in Premiere Pro CC. Premiere Pro hung several times trying to import all that media at once (leaving in location, not copying to the stupid library secret archive). I’ve broken it down into chunks to import, and some folders are fine, but the RAW clips don’t look promising (loooong progress bars of Processing Files for Import that don’t seem to progress). It seems to me that Premiere Pro CC just can’t handle any volume of RAW files. Can anyone think of any alternative workflows, or anything I’m missing before I toss it in trash? Actually, this is my first Premiere Pro CC project. I would really appreciate any help.”

You are probably trying to edit RAW and 4K MP4 files extracted from the Cinema RAW Light and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 wrapper. The performance issues you describe are a known issue. MP4 files should never be removed from the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 wrapper, and if you do, Premiere Pro CC does not handle it well. The easiest and best solution is re-encode the Canpn EOS C200 4K videos to H.264 codec before import using Mac 4K Video Converter.

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Tip: Can’t edit Canon EOS C200 video in FCP X smoothly? Please read this guide: Canon EOS C200 4K footage to FCP X workflow

How to transcode Canpn EOS C200 4K files for Premiere Pro CC?

1. Import Canpn EOS C200 files.
Free Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Install and run this best 4K video conversion program and click “Add File” to load Canpn EOS C200 4K RAW or MP4 video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Canpn EOS C200 video files into it to do conversion at a time.

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2. Choose output format for Premiere Pro
Working well as top Canon C200 video converter app,  Canon Video Converter for Mac comes with a flavor of Premiere Pro native editing format profiles, including H.264 MOV, MPEG-2 MPG wmv3 WMV. For a good balance between quality and file size, we would recommend choosing “Premiere Pro MOV (AVC)(*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column. The ProRes 422 codec will ensure a good performance working in FCP X even on an old Mac machine.

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If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.

3. Start Canon C200 video conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Canon EOS C200 4K RAW or MP4 videos to H.264 MOV conversion for Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open” to get the generated H.264 files for editing in Premiere Pro any version with optimum performance. Thanks for reading.