Import Nikon D7100 MOV into FCP X or FCP 7 with ProRes Codec

The Nikon D7100 is one of Nikon’s best DSLR ever. Besides taking best quality photos, it also can shoot footage in MOV container format. Full HD 1080p video is supported on the D7100 and offers professional-level control including continuous autofocus, manual exposure control, a built-in stereo microphone and an external microphone and headphone jack. Recording at 60i, 50i, 30, 25 and 24 frames per second is possible and an HDMI output allows for direct screening on an HDTV. At 720p HD you can record at 60p frames per second for smooth slow-motion sequencing. While, it’s a bit hard to import Nikon D7100 MOV into FCP X or FCP 7. You may encounter many problems: can’t be recognized, import slowly, couldn’t edit smoothly… So, is there any practical way to edit Nikon D7100 footage in Final Cut Pro X/7 without any issue?

Of course, there is. The reason that you can’t edit Nikon D7100 .mov files in FCP X or FCP 7 is simple: the Nikon DSLR uses the sophisticated H.264 compression method for recording videos to the camera’s memory card. But the H.264 is not natively supported by Final Cut Pro. A quick workaround to get FCP X/7 ingest Nikon D7100 MOV files is to convert Nikon D7100 H.264 .mov to ProRes with a Nikon D7100 MOV converter. UFUWare HD Converter for Mac is such a program that available for your choice.

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With it, you can easily transcode MOV from Nikon D7100 to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro X/7. The possible best quality will be retained in post-production workflow and you can then edit the resulting media files in FCP X or FCP 7 without rendering. Besides FCP, this Nikon video converter can also convert all Nikon D7100 MOV files to iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro for smooth editing. Download the program now and the following guide will tell you how to convert Nikon D7100 MOV footage to ProRes 422 for using in your Final Cut Pro X/7 sequence.

Transcoding Nikon D7100 H.264 footage to Apple Prores for Final Cut Pro X/7

Step 1: Install and launch this Mac Nikon D7100 FCP Converter and load D7100 H.264 MOV clips to the program. You can click either “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load source MOV files.

Step 2: Choose output format for FCP X/7, as Apple ProRes codec is the native codec for final cut pro, please choose Apple ProRes 422 or 4444 for output, with this codec you can edit Nikon D7100 files in FCP X/7 natively.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Nikon D7100 mov footage to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro X/7.

Once the process completes, you are able to ingest your Nikon D7100 mov footage to  FCP X or FCP 7 for further editing on Mac without any incompatibility issues.

Additional editing features of the Nikon MOV Converter:

1. Combine files together- check the files you want to mix in file list and click Merge.

2. Deinterlace – click “Effect” button, find “Deinterlacing” box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.

3. Thumbnail – click “Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click “Option” to set the image format of screenshots.

4. Trim a section of the movie – click “Trim”, and input time point in start and end box.

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