Transcode Nikon Df MOV to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP 7

The silver Nikon Df DSLR Camera revolves around a unique manual and mechanical design that champions a simple and intuitive method of working, while still retaining the highest imaging quality and functionality available. Featuring a full-frame, FX-format 16.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor, the Df is capable of producing high-resolution, well-detailed still imagery with exceptional color rendition, tonal gradation, and highlight and shadow detail. A notable low-light sensitivity range of ISO 100-12800 can be further expanded to ISO 50-204800 for challenging lighting conditions and a top continuous shooting rate of 5.5 fps aids in working with fast-moving subject matter.

It record mov video file, MOV video format is the DSLR standard and very higly compressed. Nikon Df MOV footage utilizes H.264 codec which is perfect for viewing but not supported by FCP. Either FCP 7 or FCP X doesn’t well work with the compressed file. So if you want to make the H.264 .mov file be recognized by FCP, you need to transfer Nikon Df H.264 MOV files to FCP 7 ProRes 422 for mac editing, the ProRes 422 is natively compatible format with any version of FCP.

Thus, the best solution is to convert Nikon Df H.264 recordings to ProRes 422, then FCP 7 can easily decode your shootings from Nikon Df. So What is the best H.264 to ProRes converter?

UFUWare H.264 mov to FCP Converter is highly recommended. with it you can get H.264 QuickTime files from Nikon Df converted to ProRes 422(*.mov) with lossless quality on Mac, even the latest Yosemite, Mavericks. Besides, it also you to do some useful editing , such as combining several Nikon Df clips into one for easy importing/editing in Final Cut Pro, trimming videos, deinterlacing 1080i videos, adding text/image/video as watermarks to your original files, replacing audio tracks, adjusting brightness/contast/saturation of the imported files, etc.

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How to Import/Transcode Nikon Df H.264 MOV files to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP 7 step by step?

Step 1: Free download and install the top Nikon Df H.264 to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then run it and load your H.264 footages direcly from your Nikon Df or from the copied folder on your desktop to the converter.

Nikon MOV Video Converter


1. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to Final Cut Pro, please select all Nikon Df files, and click “Merge” on the main interface.

2. Double click on the selected file and you can have a preview on the viewer.

3. You can click the Browse button to choose the output destination as you like. After the conversion, you can click the “Open” button to find the converted ProRes MOV files.

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select one of the Apple ProRes codecs on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format. Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of H.264 and ProRes 422, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead.

Step 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface. The screenshot listed below is the recommendation on the settings for you.

Step 4: Click the arrow button on the main interface to start converting Nikon Df H.264 QuickTime files to Apple ProRes for editing in final cut pro 7.

After the conversion is 100% completed, click run the FCP 7 and click File –> Import –> Files for importing Nikon Df recordings to FCP 7 for further editing.

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