This post explains how to transcode Canon EOS 7D Mark II H.264 MOV footage to an intermediate codec for Premiere Pro without losing quality, so as to make Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6 work well with Canon .mov video files.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a wide range of artistic opportunities. Full HD video capture is a calling card of the 7D series and the upgrade in the Mark II includes 1080p capture at 60 fps in addition to 30 and 24 fps at full HD. Lower HD and SD-resolution video is also available and both MOV and MP4 formats are supported as is uncompressed video to an external recorder via the mini-HDMI terminal.
Just got Canon EOS 7D Mark II and so excited to start cutting up your Canon 7D Mark II MOV files in Premiere Pro? Well, frustratingly, it seems that the MOV files play horribly in Premiere and it’s hard to edit the files. Looked around a little on the forum and we found many users feel the same way. So, how to import MOV files from Canon 7D Mark II to Premiere Pro with a smoother workflow? OK, find a solution from this page.
As it claims, Premiere CS4 and up supports MOV H.264 - which is what the Canon 7D Mark II makes, but it's not optimal for editing anyhow. It may bring horrible playback or long-time rendering before editing. Here we recommend another workflow- converting 7D Mark II MOV from one codec to another as a result. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a great tool to help you make it.
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Canon MOV Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode H.264 .mov footage shot from Canon 7D Mark II for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5), Final Cut Pro(6/7/X), Avid Media Composer(7/6/5), iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. For Windows owner, please get Video Converter. Don't hesitate to download the program and learn the step-by-step tutorial.
Guide of Converting Canon 7D Mark II MOV to MPEG-2 for Adobe PP
Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the MOV files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.
Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG, MOV or WMV format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the Canon MOV to MPEG-2 conversion with the best Canon MOV to MPEG-2 Converter on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Now you can edit the encoded Canon 7D Mark II MOV videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 without problem.
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