Editing Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 MOV files in Premiere Pro CS6

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Editing Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 MOV files in Premiere Pro CS6

Postby jacknjchn » Fri May 24, 2013 4:31 am

Summary: Follow the article below you can get the full guide on importing Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 1080p MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for smooth editing without issues.


Nikon, in their infinite wisdom, decided .mov is the standart for DSLR video. Do you have some DSLR camcorders from Nikon like D800, D5100 or the Nikon 1 series like Nikon 1 V2? With these camcorders, it's great for us to take photos and record videos when we travel.

While, as mentioned above, Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 support full HD 1080p videos recording, and recorded video format is MOV with H.264 codec. Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 video format is good to record videos but is not easy to use in editing software, like Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac or Windows. Premiere Pro CS6 supported best video format is MPEG-2, so it's a good choice to convert Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 1080p MOV to MPG before importing Nikon MOV into Premiere Pro CS6.

If you're getting caught by the editing issues of Nikon MOV footage, I definitely recommend you a solution- converting the H.264 MOV files to MPEG-2 with Brorsoft Video Converter Mac. Why choose this video converter for Mac users? Basically, it does a good job in converting H.264 .mov files to MPEG-2 formats for Adobe Premiere CS6 editing in sync and not loose quality. And it allows you to join the Nikon Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 clips together, and add audio track to the video as background music if you want. Does it convert MOV to .mpg fast? I should say it's much faster than some other tools like Handbrake. If you are Windows users, please get the equivalent Windows version Brorsoft Video Converter. Download and you can follow the steps below.

Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage to Nikon MOV Converter

Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 camcorder to computer via USB cable. Run Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac MOV converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mov videos.


Step 2. Set MPG as output format for editing

Hit the "Format" bar and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu.


Step 3. Adjust video, audio settings to optimize output file quality

Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To maintain original HD quality, you may set "original" in the fields of "Size", "Bitrate" and "Frame rate". To downsize the Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 .mov files, just set a smaller bitrate.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start conversion

After these steps above, click convert button to start converting Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 1080p MOV to MEPG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion included) with best quality, and then you can edit Nikon 1 V2/D5100/D3100 in Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac as you want with no codec problems.

Additional features of this Mac Nikon MOV to Premiere Pro converter:

1. Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check ‘Merge into one' box beside ‘Settings' button.

2. Deinterlace- click ‘Editor', switch to ‘Effect' tab, find ‘Deinterlacing' box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.

3. Thumbnail- click ‘Snapshoot' button when previewing the video. Click ‘Option' to set the image format of screenshots.

4. Trim a section of the movie- click ‘Editor', switch to ‘Trim' tab, and input time point in start and end box.

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