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Nikon D810 MOV Videos and FCP 6/7/X Workflow- Transcode Nikon D810 H.264 video to ProRes 422 for FCP editing

admin | March 9, 2015 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Want to convert Nikon D810 camera footage on Mac or Windows? UFUWare Nikon MOV Video Converter is your best choice. With it, you can convert Nikon D810 H.264 MOV recordings to any video format (MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, etc) any editing software (Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Avid, FCE, etc) with few clicks.

Q:“I created some video files (MOV) with my new Nikon D810. It creates very nice video, i can encode footage with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. But, Final Cut Pro which for some reason has some difficulty with them(MOV format is FCP friendly but H.264 codec is not natively supported by Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X – the H.264 encoded contents are highly compressed, for delivery only not editing.). Any insight is greatly appreciated.”

The way around it is to convert the mov files to apple ProRes codec on mac . There are several good free video converters. I use UFUWare HD Converter for Mac, a top Mac Nikon h.264 MOV Converter. It supports converting all Nikon 1080p MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the Nikon h.264 recordings to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Plus, it also supports encoding Nikon or Canon DSLR H.264 MOV to iMovie, FCE, Adobe, Avid and more.

Supported OS:  Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10;

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Here is the quick guide about how to transcode Nikon H.264 files to FCP 6/7/X most compatible format Apple ProRes in high quality by a professional Nikon video converter.

Transcode Nikon D810 MOV videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X with Apple ProRes codec on Mac

1. Download, install and run the Nikon HD Video Converter for Mac. Import Nikon D810 footage to the converter.

Tip: You can merge MOV clips into one file by checking the “Merge into one” box.

2. Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

3. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

4. Click convert button to start converting h.264 MOV video from D810 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

NOTE: The FCP X does not install the ProApps QuickTime Codecs automatically, so you need download and install the codec manually from here.

5. Import the converted Nikon D810 MOV files to FCP project. Launch the Final Cut Pro, choose from File menu > Import > Files… Just feel free to edit your videos.

Additional Tips:

1. If you want to edit Nikon D810 mov in iMovie or Final Cut Express, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.

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