If you are looking for a Nikon D750 workflow guide with FCP 7, you may wish to read this article. It elaborates a workaround of transcoding Nikon D750 H.264 MOV files to ProRes for use in FCP 7 with excellent quality.
Anyone know a reliable and helpful H.264 MOV to ProRes Converter?
“I recently purchased a Nikon D750. It shoots movies in H.264 MOV format up to 1080-60p which I want to edit in FCP 7. The H.264 compressed MOV video files are not quite suitable for use in FCP 7, so I need a third party converter tool to transcode them to ProRes before I start. I’ve tried several converter options, but none of them could work as I wanted, so my question is, can anyone kindly recommend a reliable and helpful H.264 to FCP 7 Converter if you know? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.”
Yes, it’s true. The H.264 codec is good for capture and delivery, but not quite suitable for editing. For a fast and fluid Nikon D750 and FCP 7 workflow, we do recommend converting D750 H.264 MOV files to ProRes using HD Video Converter for Mac. Being a versatile converter program, this app is able to read camera footage in format of H.264 (.mov/mp4), AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts), XDCAM/XDCAM (.mxf), Canon XF (.mxf), Panasonic P2 (.mxf), XAVC 4K/2K/HD (.mxf), XAVC S 4K/2K/HD (.mp4), DV AVI, Apple ProRes, etc. as input and convert them to various file types fitting for editing, such as Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, DVCPRO, DNxHD, DV, HDV, and more.
You can download a demo to see if it is able to do what you want.
Nikon D750 and FCP 7 – how to convert D750 MOV files to ProRes 422 for FCP 7 in a fast way?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional D750 H.264 MOV to FCP 7 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 for opening with FCP 7
From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP 7 and its former version FCP 6 and the most recent version FCPX. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering. To create smaller files, transcode your source files to Apple ProRes 422 (LT).
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.
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.
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 D750 H.264 MOV files to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro 7 with optimum performance.
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