Convert Nikon 1 V3 MOV to ProRes for working in FCP X

Summary: Are you looking for a converter software program for the purpose of converting Nikon 1 V3 files to use in FCP X? If so this post is worth reading. It displays the steps required for transcoding .mov video files from a Nikon 1 V3 to Apple ProRes 422 for working in FCP X using a Nikon Video to FCP Converter.

Need to convert Nikon 1 V3 MOV to FCP X’s editable format
“Hi, guys, please help! I bought a small Nikon 1 V3 camera that provides MOV files and I needed to convert them to a format for working in Final Cut Pro X. The edited video will be used in my website and on my campus via video projection boards/monitors. Now I have no idea about which converter software should I use and which format should I convert Nikon 1 V3 MOV videos to. Can anyone kindly tell me how do to on this? Thanks for your help in advance.”
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Our Answer
Apple ProRes is the codec that best fitted for editing within FCP X, so we would recommend that you encode Nikon 1 V3 footage to Apple ProRes for premium performance. One of the simple to use third party converter utility that recommended by Nikon Tech support guys is HD Video Converter for Mac, which performs great while handling camera and camcorder recordings in various file types, such as H.264 MOV, AVCHD .MTS/.M2TS/.M2T, MXF, AVI, XAVC, XAVC S MP4, and more.

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Nikon V3 and FCP X workflow – how to rewrap Nikon 1 V3 MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 for working in FCP X?

To be able to convert MOV video files from a Nikon 1 V3 to a format for working in Final Cut Pro X, follow these steps:
Step 1: Install and run this Nikon Video to FCP X Converter. When the main interface appears, click ‘Add File’ to load Nikon V3 material. This program supports batch converting, so you can add multiple Nikon V3 MOV clips to it for conversion at a time.

Step 2: Select Apple ProRes 422 as output format for FCP X
In order to transcode Nikon 1 V3 MOV files to ProRes for FCP X or its former version FCP 6 and 7, from the Format bar, navigate to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing code for FCP X and Final Cut Pro 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for the rendering process.

This Mac Nikon format converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your request in post production.

Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.

Step 4: Start transcoding Nikon V3 videos to ProRes for FCP X
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to encode V3 .mov files to Apple ProRes for editing with FCP X.

If you don’t want to wait around in front of your computer for the converting process, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer after conversion’ and go away to do other things.

Step 5: Click ‘Open’ button to get the generated ProRes QuickTime files
When the conversion is done, simply click ‘Open’ button to get the exported ProRes files for using within Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6 and 7.

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