How to convert Nikon D4S/D4 .mov files for editing in FCP X?

Summary: If you are looking for a converter to transcode Nikon D4S .mov files for editing in FCP X, you may come to the right place. This post explains how to convert Nikon D4S/D4 MOV files to ProRes for use in FCP X with optimum performance.

Need to transcode Nikon D4S .mov files for editing in FCP X
“Hi, everyone, I work at the local broadcast station to make movies from specials like strange collectors in our community or special persons with nice or special visions about life, religion and so on. Now I need to transcode .mov files taken with a Nikon D4S camera for editing in FCP X. I hope the converted files will have as good a resolution as the original .mov files? Is there a converter program available to do so? Any recommendations? Thanks a lot for your help.”
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If you hope the converted files will have as good a resolution as the original Nikon D4S .mov files, you can try out Video Converter for Mac, which has lossless conversion ability and offers optimized ProRes format for use in FCP X with beautiful performance.

More than running as a Nikon MOV to ProRes Converter, this Mac Video Converter program is also able to work with a lot of other popular DSLRs and Mirrorless CSCs, such as Nikon AW1, Nikon D3300, Nikon D610, Nikon D5300, Sony RX100 III, Sony Alpha A3000, Sony Alpha A5000, Sony Alpha A6000, Sony Alpha A7, Sony Alpha A7r, Sony RX100 II, Canon EOS 1200D T5, Canon EOS 70D, Panasonic Lumix GH4, Panasonic Lumix GM1, Panasonic Lumix GX7, Panasonic Lumix GF6, Panasonic Lumix G6, Olympus OMD EM1, Olympus E-P5, Fujifilm XT1, Fujifilm X-M1 and more. You can use it to cerate editable files for working with FCP X, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, etc.

Download a demo of Video Converter for Mac
Mac Nikon MOV to FCP Video converter

Nikon D4S/D4 and FCP X workflow: convert Nikon D4S/D4 MOV to ProRes for editing in FCP X

Follow these steps:
Nikon MOV to ProRes Converter

Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Nikon D4S/D4 Video to FCP Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is workable in FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7.
Nikon D4S/D4 and FCP X workflow
Important: 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.

This Mac Nikon MOV to FCP Video 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 requirement 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.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Nikon D4S/D4 video to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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