Transcode Nikon D5100 MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP editing smoothly on Mac
The Nikon D5100 is clearly aimed to attract the attention of enthusiast photographers without cannibalizing sales of is sister models. With the Nikon DSLR camera, you can take high quality images when they go travel or commute. Meanwhile, you can take vivid videos in holidays, weekends, etc. Video is an absolute highlight of the Nikon D5100 and it's wonderful to have this degree of control in a camera. All of these are great, till you find it is a problem importing the Nikon H.264 MOV footages to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac Mountain Lion. Even the raw video could be successfully loaded to FCP, the film will looks quite jumpy. H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing codec, it takes long time to render, and you can't edit the H.264 videos smoothly in Final Cut Pro.
In order to edit Nikon D5100 h.264 mov footage in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transcode the video to a FCP natively format (say Apple ProRes encoded mov format). If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube's HD Video Converter for Mac, a top Nikon 1080p MOV Converter for Mac. It supports transcoding all Nikon DSLR h.264 MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the converted ProRes 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.
Convert/Load Nikon D5100 footages to Final Cut Pro for editing with Apple ProRes Codec on Mac
Step 1. Free Download and run the best Mac Nikon MOV to FCP Converter and drag Canon mov footages to the software.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Nikon h.264 mov to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7 for FCP X on Mac OS.
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.
So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer and edit Nikon D5100 H.264 footages in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X under Mac, and you can also convert Nikon MOV to imovie without problems.
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