I have read many answers to using DSLR video for FCP x. Many say the video must first be converted to ProRes 422 before importing and many say you don't have to convert, and again many say this can be done in house (so to speak) via compressor e.g.
- Launch Compressor
- In the Settings window type “Prores” into the search bar
- Right click on Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and click “Save as Droplet”
- Save the droplet to your desktop (or another desired location) and leave the destination as “Source”
I am using a canon 6d and would like to know for sure what the best/correct way to import my video footage for the best editing on FCP x
Just to add my voice to the choir,go ahead and use the original .mov files from your camera if your Mac will handle it. If you do want to convert the files for any reason, you can select the Optimize option when you import or download MPEG Streamclip and use that. In fact, get Streamclip anyway - it's free so why not?? - and then you'll have a way to convert all kinds of material. Compressor wiorks but it's a cumbersome process.
As far as the proxy thing goes, X will export using proxy material unless you tell it to use original at the time of export. Wouldn't think you should have to do that but maybe in a future update ...