Summary: The Adobe Premiere Pro won't import MOV files from Nikon D5200, D7000 smoothly. The easy workaround is to transcode Nikon D5200/D7000 to a more "edit" friendly codec. Here is how.
Nikon DSLR cameras like Nikon D5200, D7000 are popular among photographer or videographers, which meet people's high demand on both image and video quality. However, some turns to be frustrated, the recorded H.264 MOV videos are highly compressed and thus are not fully acceptable by editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro. So how to import/load video clips from Nikon D5200/D7000 into Adobe Premiere for editing smoothly with no problems?
According to my own experience and Google searching, the best method to solve those problems is to transcode Nikon MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro most compatible format, for instance, MPEG-2 with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Overall, the Nikon MOV Converter comes with supports for a wide range of video editing software and media devices, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Final Cut Express. It helps you convert Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic camera recordings to any editable format like MPEG-2, DNxHD, ProRes, AIC. mov, etc as you need without any quality loss. If you are troubled by the importing issues on Windows, please get Video Converter.
How to Convert Nikon D5200/D7000 footages into Adobe Premiere Pro to work beautifully
Step 1. Free download and run the Nikon MOV Converter Mac and import Nikon H.264 files to the program.
Step 2. Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu. “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)” is also the proper format for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Step 3. For editing MPEG-2 in Adobe Premiere Pro, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps as video frame rate.
Step 4. Finally hit the Convert button; it will convert D5200/D7000 MOV to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac immediately.
When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top Nikon MOV to MPEG-2 Converter Mac, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Premier Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6.
1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
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Source:Importing Nikon D5200/D7000 MOV files to Premiere Pro