The Canon EOS R3 is the company’s first high-end mirrorless camera designed for sports, wildlife and photojournalism. Designed and developed with Cinema EOS pairing, the EOS R3 leverages its capabilities of 6K RAW at 60 fps or 4K 120 fps uncropped. The R3 is also the first EOS R-series camera to feature a built-in vertical grip, making it an ergonomic choice for long shooting times and for seamlessly switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations. If you recorded some 6K RAW or 4K MP4 files with this canera, you may need to edit them in professional editing software, such as Final Cut Pro X. However, it seems that RAW and H.265 MP4 is not compatible Final Cut Pro X. You may encounter problems like the following:
“I recently shot a short film on a Canon EOS R3. The camera guy provided me with 6K RAW and 4K MP4 files, and I have a client in another city. They want to view the Canon EOS R3 files, and maybe even do simple straight cut editing. But I find the Final Cut Pro X is not available. Any idea?” – Hager, Christer
“Hello all, I just recently purchased the EOS R3. Unfortunately there is a problem ingesting 4K MP4 video into FCP X. What’s your best workflow dealing with Canon EOS R3 MP4 video in Final Cut Pro X? Thanks for any advice.” – L Cut
According to the above description quoted from the current forum. We can clearly find that he seems to get a bit confused when importing Canon EOS R3 recordings into Final Cut Pro for further editing. One easy way could be converting RAW and H.265 MP4 to Final Cut Pro X editing-friendly format. Then after the conversion, you could ingest Canon EOSR3 file to FCPX for smooth editing. To transcode RAW/MP4 to FCP X easily and quickly, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from RAW and MP4 video to ProRes encoded MOV – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X. Moreover, the program also adds some advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, H.264, MPEG-2 and DNxHD, allowing to convert video files to seamlessly fit iMovie, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. Here’s how to do it.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate – The One-Click Way to Convert Canon EOS R3 videos to Final Cut Pro Supported Format.
– Accept RAW and H.265 videos from Canon EOS R3.
– Output media in file formats natively supported by Final Cut Pro X.
– Convert video in 3 simple steps. Level-3 hardware acceleration makes it super fast.
– Easy editing experience: cut, crop, merge, add effects, watermark…
Guide: Convert Canon EOS R3 RAW/MP4 files to FCP X
Step 1: After the installation of the Canon Video Convert, 6K Video Converter and MXF to Final Cut Pro Converter, you can launch it and import your Canon EOS R3 footage to it. Batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.
Step 2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu and then select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) as the output format which is the best format for Windows Movie Maker.
Tip: You can click the Setting icon to do some audio/video settings as you need. You can set the video size as 1920*1080 or just keep the original and set frame rate as 30fps to get a perfect output video.
If you like would like to edit Canon EOS R3 video before conversion, you can click “Edit” icon to trim your RAW and MP4 video files into segments, adjust the video effects onto R3 footage.
Step 3: Click the Convert button; the Canon EOS R3 RAW/MP4 to Apple ProRes MOV conversion will start immediately.
When the conversion complete, you can get the .mov videos from the output folder. Then it’s available for you to import Canon EOS R3 video in Final Cut Pro X for further editing without any trouble.
For Mac users who wanna import and edit Canon EOS R3 6K and 4K footage in Vegas Pro 19, DaVinci Resolve 17, Windows Movie Maker, etc, you can get the best Acrok Video Converter Ultimate Windows version to solve the incompatibility problem on your PC.