This article offers a great Nikon MOV Video Converter and describe the reason why we often failed to import H.264 MOV video file to FCP as well as the solution on how to
successfully import MOV files from Nikon D810 into FCP.
In early 2012, Nikon started a trend with the launch of the D800E, a full-frame digital SLR which did without a resolution-robbing optical low-pass filter in the quest for maximum resolution. Now, Nikon follows up with the D810, a camera which shares much with its predecessor.
With the wonderful Nikon D810, you may have got a batch of videos in hand, and what you desire to do next is to edit the raw footages from Nikon D810 with Final Cut Pro. The H.264 codec MOV files incompatible with FCP hold you back though.
We all know that Final Cut Pro can natively deal with MOV files, but the MOV is compressed with Apple ProRes(all versions), H.264 codec is not friendly to FCP, so FCP cannot open the Nikon D810 MOV files. To edit Nikon D810 MOV in iMovie, we have to convert H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes MOV first.
To perform the conversion, I recommend Brorsoft’s Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Nikon h.264 MOV Converter. It supports transcoding 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. Below is a brief guide for you.
Solution to Solve FCP Won't Import Nikon D810 H.264 MOV Problem
Step 1: Free Download and run the best Mac Nikon MOV video converter for FCP (X) and drag your D810 mov files to the software.
Step 2: Click format bar to choose “Apple ProRes” codec for DSLR .mov. You are provided with five Apple ProRes options listed as below. You can choose a proper one that fit your needs best according to the main difference of the five ProRes codecs. You’re recommended to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, it’s best for FCP editing.
Step 3: Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Nikon H.264 MOV to FCP Apple ProRes.
Some more helpful features of the app:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate（from 1Mbps to 20Mbps）, frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
After converting the Nikon DSLR MOV video to ProRes format, you can easily Log and Transfer or import/edit Nikon D810 h.264 mov files in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X smoothly on Mac.
Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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