Import D7100 Full HD 1080p MOV to FCP on Mac 10.8 with ProRes Codec
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Summary: This article introduce how to convert Nikon D7100 1080p footages from normal mov format to Apple ProPres codec mov files, which is preferred by FCP on mac mountain lion. It's so easy to lean that you just need to do Nikon D7100 MOV to FCP Conversion with a few clicks.
"First time user of Nikon D7100. We have some footage to be edit in FCP on mac but FCP could not recognize H.264 mov files. Is there anyone also using Nikon D7100?"
Nikon D7100, the update of D7000, is a high-end product of the DSLR series which includes high resolution photo and full HD videos. It supports full HD 1080p videos and records at 60i, 60i ,30, 25 and 24 frames per second, and the HDMI output is supported for playing back on an HDTV.
The 1080p footages encoded in H.264 with extension of MOV have great video quality so that you can enjoy yourself to play it back. But if you want to edit them in traditional nonlinear editing programs such as FCP, Adobe Premiere, iMovie/FCE and so on, it becomes a pain because the H.264 codec is not well supported by FCP, etc.
So, what can we do to edit Nikon D7100 H.264 1080p MOV footages in FCP?
I did a lot search on net to find methods to transcode Nikon D7100 H.264 1080p MOV into best format for FCP on mac, you may like to give a shot to this powerful Mac MOV to FCP Converter. With intuitive interface, you can easily and fast convert your footages to ProRes for FCP on mac with the help of this professional Nikon D7100 to ProRes Converter. And the latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 is supported; now the trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it!
Now get this MOV to FCP prores converter installed and let's move on.
How to convert Nikon D7100 1080p MOV to FCP without rendering on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8
Step 1. Connect your Nikon D7100 camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Add Nikon D7100 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
Run this HD Video Converter for Mac, and click the "Add Files" button to load individuals mov videos; or click "Add from folder" to load the entire folder.
Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format.
Click the "Profile" option, you will find various video formats sorted by different programs/devices. To get high video quality with least quality loss, you can choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 HQ.
Click Settings, you can fix the size to 1920*1080 to get better video quality; you can also fix the bitrate, frame rate as what you need.
Step 4. Now click the big red Converter and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video. Click Browse to locate them directly. Ok the transcoded files now are ready for editing Nikon D7100 MOV in Final Cut Pro X.
1. Refer to here to learn how to import the converted video to FCPX.
2. Get more step-by-step guide of how to load various footages to FCP without rendering.
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Source: How can I import Nikon D7100 h.264 .mov files to Final Cut Pro