Summary: The Adobe Premiere Pro won’t import H.264 .mov files from Nikon D7100, D700. The easy workaround is to transcode MOV to Premiere Pro natively supported format – MPEG2. Here is a quick-stare guide.
Nikon D7100, D700, two outstanding DSLR cameras, are very popular among professional photographers or the amateurs. It supports full HD 1080p 60i/30p H.264 MOV video recording. However, users find it’s difficult to import Nikon MOV clips to Adobe Premiere Pro or other NLE system.
As far as I know, Nikon footage is highly compressed with H.264 codec, which is unacceptable by various non-linear editing systems (NLE), like Avid Media Composer(5/5.5/6/6.5), Pinnacle Studio, Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/7/X), Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro(CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6), etc. In order to import the MOV files from Nikon camera to Premiere Pro for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Nikon MOV files to Premiere Pro compatible video formats. Along with some help from a top H.264 MOV Converter, it can be done. To help those who wanna edit Nikon MOV files in Premiere Pro without problems, here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert MOV to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro.
First of all, downloading the App- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac
Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MOV to Premiere Pro Converter on Mac(Mac OS X Mountain Lion included) which can not only convert Nikon D7100, D7000, D4, D5100, D3200, etc videos, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac Video Converter can transcode videos from HD cameras or camcorders (like Nikon, JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc. The equivalent Windows version is Brorsoft Video Converter, which can transcode video files for Windows editing smoothly. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get Adobe Premiere Pro and MOV clips to work beautifully.
Converting MOV to MPEG-2 that Adobe Premiere Pro handles well:
Step 1. Launch the Nikon MOV Converter. Drag and drop .mov clips to file list. The converter works with MOV shootings taken with Nikon or Canon DSLR series.
Step 2. Set MPEG-2 as output format. Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas " > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”.
Tip: Adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.
Click "Settings" button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3.Click the convert button under the preview window; the MOV converter will start converting Nikon footage to Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 perfectly.
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Source:Nikon D7100/D7000 MOV edit in Adobe Premiere Pro