Converting Nikon D5200 footage for Final Cut Pro X on Mac

Nikon D5200′s 24MP CMOS sensor is the same as the D3200′s, but Nikon very specifically says this isn’t the case, and the two have slightly different specifications. In practical terms, the D5200 offers a higher extended ISO range compared to it’s little brother – 25600 vs 12800 – and faster continuous shooting (5 fps vs 4). For video shooters the D5200 can record Full HD 1920 x 1080 movies at up to 60i or 50i (when set to NTSC and PAL respectively), although this uses a central crop of the sensor area (~1.25x). More conventional 30p, 25p and 24p modes use the full width of the sensor.

Have you tried to import your clips from Nikon D5200 to FCP X or other video editings? Well some Nikon users may have tried this before. But they may have met more or less problems.

In fact, H.264 MOV video format from Nikon D5200 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed. To be frankly, it is not a friendly format for FCP X editing. Thus it is difficult for the Nikon users to import these videos to FCP X for editing smoothly. If you want to import Nikon D5200 1080P MOV to FCP X on Mac for editing, you need to convert the 1080i MOV footages from Nikon D5200 with an easy-to-use tool first.

Here we recommend the best Nikon MOV to FCP X Converter from UFUWare to you. You can convert/transcode Nikon D5200 MOV to a compatible format for FCP X on mac quickly and easily. Before editing the footages from Nikon D5200, you are advised to install the first-class Nikon D 5200 MOV to FCP X Converter on your mac.

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Step-by-step guide for all of you to make Nikon D5200 MOV edit in FCP X on mac without quality loss.

Step 1: Connect your camcorder with your computer via USB cable, or you can copy the entire folder of the video to your computer directly.

Step 2: Import Nikon D5200 1080i MOV files to the UFUWare Nikon D5200 MOV to FCP X Converter by clicking the Add Button on the top of the main interface with the best D5200 MOV to FCP X Converter.

Step 3: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then choose “Final Cut Pro”, you will find that there are many output formats for you to choose. You can choose the one that you prefer. Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) is the common output format for FCP.

After choosing the correct output format, you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon to save your converted file as you like.

1. If you just have FCP 7 or above, you can choose these formats about Apple ProRes you like, but if your FCP on Mac is just FCP 6 or earlier, pls choose Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)(*mov) in that other 3 formats are not supported by FCP 6.
2. If you want the size of the converted files be smaller, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov) as the output format.

Step 3: You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Settings interface according to your demands and optimize the output file quality.

Tip: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing Nikon D5200 1080i MOV in FCP X on Mac. (If you are recorded in PAL, the 25fps as the frame rate is the best choice for you.) If you wanna have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can decrease the audio or video bitrate.

Step 4: Start conversion of your Nikon D5200 1080i MOV file to ProRes for FCP X editing.Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Nikon D5100 1080P MOV to FCP X on Mac immediately. You can check the process in the “Conversion” interface.

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