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How to Open and Edit Olympus E-M5 II MOV files in FCP 7/X

August 3, 2016

Just come and read here, get the best way to import/load/convert Olympus E-M5 II MOV to FCP 7, Final Cut Pro X for editing with Apple ProRes codec on Mac.

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Olympus E-M5 II weighs 469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz) and has external dimensions of 124 x 85 x 45 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 1.77″). Considering that the average weight of Mirrorless type cameras is 382g, Olympus E-M5 II is a significantly heavy camera for its class. With a thickness of 45mm, it has an average thickness.

With Olympus E-M5 II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,50p,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus E-M5 II will be adequate in most of the situations.

"Once have spare time, I like shooting everywhere. Previous stage, I use my new Olympus E-M5 II to shoot lots of beautiful 1080p videos in my hometown Roma. Recently, I want to edit Olympus E-M5 II H.264 MOV files in FCP to make a home tourism promotional video. However, get Olympus E-M5 II h.264 footage to FCP 7 is difficult for me, I can’t import my h.264 mov videos into FCP 7 for editing. Is Olympus E-M5 II MOV files directly compatible with FCP 7? What can I do now? "



To import Olympus E-M5 II MOV into FCP X/7/6 smoothly, you need to transcode MOV to ProRes for FCP with Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac- one of the best MOV Decoder/Encoder.

The program is the best MOV to FCP converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Olympus E-M5 II H.264 MOV files to Apple ProRes, which will create a FCP friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides FCP, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Element, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download MOV to ProRes Converter app:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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How to Convert Olympus E-M5 II MOV for Editing in FCP X smoothly

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MOV Converter for FCP, just copy the MOV files from your Olympus E-M5 II camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.



Step 2. Click Format bar and go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as best video format for editing MOV clips in Final Cut Pro without rendering.



Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3: Simply click the "Convert" button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

You're done. Now your Olympus E-M5 II MOV files will be converted into ProRes files ready to be imported to Final Cut Pro X beautifully.

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