Nikon 1 J3 to FCP X with High Quality on Mac
Summary: In this article, you will know how to Import Nikon 1 J3 MOV footages to FCP X for editing on Mac without rendering.
The black 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens from Nikon combines a high speed compact mirrorless camera and a wide-angle to portrait length zoom lens. The 1 J3 houses a 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3A Image Processor offering high speed hybrid autofocus and up to 15 frames per second of continuous shooting. The 14.2MP sensor and an ISO range of 160 to 6400 allow for clear, detailed, color-accurate imaging even in low-light conditions. Both JPEG and 12-bit RAW photo capture are available. In addition, the 1 J3 features Full HD 1080i video at 60 frames per second with stereo sound. Simultaneous capture allows you to shoot stills while recording video and switch back to video at the touch of a button.
Full HD 1080i Video
Shoot video in Full HD 1080 at either 60 frames per second or 30 frames per second. Other resolutions are available as is super slow motion shooting at 1200 frames per second.
After you recorded many HD videos, you may want to import Nikon 1 J3 H.264 footage to FCP X for editing before sharing the videos to your friends and family. As we know, Nikon 1 J3 recorded videos are in H.264 MOV format, this format is not well for editing in FCP X on Mac, you will encounter many problems, such as the video/audio synchronization problems, and you can’t edit them smoothly in FCP X on Mac OS Mountain Lion 10.8.
FCP X best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, as FCP X doesn’t support Nikon 1 J3 H.264 MOV footages well. The best method to solve this problem is to convert Nikon 1 J3 H.264 MOV footage to Apple ProRes codec for editing in Final Cut Pro X, you can follow the steps below to transcode Nikon 1 J3 H.264 MOV to FCP X for editing.
1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Nikon 1 J3 H.264 MOV files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro X, more output formats are also supported.
2. Install and launch this Nikon 1 J3 H.264 MOV Converter. Import Nikon 1 J3 H.264 footage to the converter.
3. Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
4. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.
5. Click convert button to start.
Pavtube Nikon 1 J3 MOV to Final Cut Pro X converter can easily transcode Nikon 1 J3 H.264 files to FCP X compatible format for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your Nikon 1 J3 footages to FCP in less time, latest Nikon cameras are supported, such as Nikon 1J1, 1V1, 1 J3, D800. You can also follow Nikon MOV to FCP X guide or Nikon MOV to iMovie on Pavtube website, and you can find more tips and tricks in FCP column, you can refer to it.
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