Do you have Canon cameras that capture videos in HD and output .mov videos? Compact cameras like Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i capture HD videos. You may want to edit the Canon .mov files . But this MOV video format came from EOS 550D is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your Mac with QuickTime Player, iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro. You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Canon 550D with Aunsoft Mac Canon EOS 550D MOV Converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Canon DSLR EOS 550D MOV to a playable/compatible Mac MOV, Apple DV, DV AVI, etc on Mac for FCP, FCE, iMovie, QuickTime Player, iDVD, etc, but also supports other Canon EOS cameras like EOS 5D, EOS 60D, EOS 7D, etc.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Canon DSLR EOS 550D HD MOV files on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Canon EOS 550D HD MOV videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Canon EOS 550D camera, run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Canon 550D MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose MOV(AVC) (*.mov) etc output format for FCP/iMovie/FCE.
Click the “Format” option, and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting the highly compressed Canon HD MOV to compatible Mac MOV for loading to Final Cut Studio/Pro, iMovie etc. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition1920×1080.
Step3. Merge Canon EOS 550D 1080p H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Canon EOS 550D 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Canon EOS 550D 1080p H.264 MOV on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon EOS MOV converter starts converting Canon MOV videos to HD MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on Mac.
After converting and merging the EOS 550D MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio/Pro, Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, iMovie 8/9 for editing still in HD, to Mac QuickTime Player for playing, to iDVD for burning with high quality.