Nikon D7500 in FCP X-convert D7500 video to ProRes

Does FCP X natively support Nikon D7500? How can I expect a smooth workflow between Nikon D7500 and FCP X? If for some reason you are having problems editing Nikon D7500 footage in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode Nikon D7500 video to ProRes for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
nikon d7500 in fcp x

Problem with the MOV file of Nikon D7500 in FCP X

“Hello everyone, I just shot some mov files with my new Nikon D7500. At first I was glad that it was MOV file and I don’t have to convert them, but then I found out that when play those video in Final Cut Pro X, the image is choppy and broken. Well…. is there anybody out there knows what’s wrong with this? I really want to edit these D7500 video in FCP X, so I am really eager for the solution. Can anyone help please? Thanks for any advice.”

Like most DSLR’s the Nikon D7500 compresses video to H.264. If for whatever reason you are unable to use Nikon D7500 H.264 MOV files in Final Cut Pro X smoothly, we would recommend converting them first. You convert D7500 footage to ProRes first, then you can play and edit the footage in FCP X fluidly. Here’s how.

How to transcode D7500 video to ProRes for FCP X editing?

Software requirement
HD Converter for Mac
NIKON D7500 and FCP X workflow

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Converter for Mac as a professional NIKON D7500 to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
NIKON D7500 and FCP X workflow

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ 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 X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP X, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
problems working with Nikon D7500 footage in FCP X
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 D7500 footage to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.

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