Make Nikon D800/D600/D7000 H.264 MOV editable in FCP(X)/iMov

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Make Nikon D800/D600/D7000 H.264 MOV editable in FCP(X)/iMov

Postby bbcbird2 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:46 pm

H.264 MOV is most used by Nikon camera such as D800, D7000, D600, etc.

For example, Nikon D600, Shooting Full HD 1080p HD videos with frame rates of 30p, 25p or 24p to be selected, and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, at the same time,720p HD at 60p, 50p or 30p, the Nikon D600 empowers and inspires filmmakers and video enthusiasts with cinema-quality HD video recording features

Videos recoded are vivid and brilliant, and such H.264 MOV files are supposed to be editable in FCP (X) or iMovie, however, this is just our wishful thingking, users often meet the problem below:

“I shot a video with Nikon D600 (1280 x 720 @ 60p), I am trying to edit is in FCP, however, such MOV files just cannot edited in the program, just not be recognized, so, how can I solve this problem? Thanks. ”

Why this happen is because H.264 MOV is different from Prores MOV which is natively supported by FCP, iMovie. So, you need to convert Nikon H.264 MOV to ProRes MOV before edit in FCP or iMovie. AVCHD Converter for Mac is a workable solution.

1.Load Nikon D600/D7000/D800 H.264 MOV
After running the H264 to ProRes ConverterMac, hit the “Add Files” button to load H.264 file from you camcorder. Mac users can also drag them to it.

2.Choose ProRes MOV as output format
Hit the format icon, you will see the format list. You can choose ProRes MOV from “iMovie” or “Final Cut Pro” column ,for example, “Final Cut Pro”->”Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)”.

3.Convert Nikon H.264 MOV to FCP
At last, hit the “Convert” button to transcode Nikon H.264 to MOV for FCP. When finish converting, you can import Nikon MOV footage to FCP to edit then. ... le-prores/ ... cut-pro-x/ ... converter/ ... ov-on-mac/
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