Summary: If you shot with a Nikon D610 camera, you will find this camera write MOV files using H.264 compression codec. For editing D610 H.264 MOV files in Final Cut Pro X smoothly, you will need to transfer D610 files in ProRes MOV. This post guides you through the process of converting Nikon D610 footage to Apple ProRes for working with FCP X.
Can anyone recommend a Nikon MOV Video to FCP X Converter?
”Hi, there all. Can anyone recommend an easy-to-use and reliable Nikon MOV Video to FCP X Converter? I’ve captured some video files using a Nikon D610 camera. The source video is mainly about theatre performances in H.264 MOV recording format. It will be edited in FCP X then uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or transferred to SD DVD. Due to a bug in FCP X, I can not get FCP X to edit D610 MOV natively. So I have to rewrap or re-encode the D610 H.264 MOV to QuickTime for editing with FCP X. If you know such a converter program to do this, would you kindly recommend it to me? Many thanks in advance!”
By using our Video Converter for Mac, you can easily convert Nikon D610 MOV to Apple ProRes MOV, FCPX’s native editing codec in simple steps. More than converting Nikon H.264 MOV files, it can also be used to transcode Canon MOV, Canon AVCHD, Canon MXF, Panasonic AVCHD, Panasonic P2 MXF, Sony AVCHD, as well as video files in format of MKV, WMV, AVI, DV, FLV, SWF, etc. to a wide variety of file types for editing and paying with best quality.
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How to transcode Nikon D610 H.264 MOV video to Apple ProRes for FCP X using Nikon Video Converter for Mac?
To process Nikon D610 MOV video to QuickTime Conversion on Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Nikon MOV Video to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load Nikon H.264 MOV video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
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 D610 MOV 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）
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Nikon D610 MOV 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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