How to import and edit Nikon D3300 MOV in FCP X?
Some Mac users will probably convert or compress 1080P MOV into a readable format using editing software like Final Cut Pro on Mac. But sometime you can't import the HD footage into FCP X for editing smoothly. In this case, how can we handle Nikon D3300 files on Mac?
The Nikon D3300's Expeed 4 branded processor is responsible for many of its gains over the previous model, the D3200. This model gets an upgrade to 1080/60p video recording, an extra frame per second in burst mode, and a higher ISO range up to 12800. The Nikon D3300 is a powerful compact digicam, capturing videos in 1080P HD with a separate video recording button that keeps the camera always ready to record. With D3300 you are allowed to shoot HD videos in H.264 MOV files, and would like to upload the D3300 files to your PC, and put it into video editing programs like Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), iMovie, Premiere Pro CS6 for editing. However, most video editing programs does not recognize the Nikon D3300 footage, and that's why we need to convert H.264 MOV to editable formats before editing. In order to play and edit the 1080P footage generated by the Nikon D3300 camera smoothly and more freely, you have to convert D3300 MOV to editing program friendly formats, like ProRes MOV ( for Final Cut Pro), WMV (for Adobe Premiere Pro 6), AIC MOV (for iMovie 11, 9), etc.
Fortunately, the following article introduced a powerful Nikon MOV Converter for converting D3300 H.264 MOV for any editing software, and here we take Final Cut Pro (FCP X) for an example. First of all, you can free download Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac as best Nikon D3300 Video Converter.
How to convert Nikon D3300 MOV to ProRes MOV for FCP X?
Install and run Nikon D3300 MOV Converter
Download this program on your computer. Install and run this Nikon MOV to ProRes MOV Converter on your Mac.
Add Nikon D3300 videos
Drag and drop the Nikon D3300 .mov files to the Nikon Video Converter to do D3300 MOV to ProRes MOV conversion.
Choose ProRes MOV as output video
Select a proper format from the drop-down list of "Format" bar. To make Nikon D3300 MOV recording be compatible with FCP X, you're advised to select "Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)" format.
Tip 1: For Nikon D3300 MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas, you are suggested to select "dobe Premiere/Sony Vegas WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" under "Editing Software" catalog.
Nikon D3300 MOV to iMovie, you are suggested to select "iMovie AIC MOV (*.mov)" under "iMovie and Final Cut Express" catalog.
Tip 2: To edit your Nikon D3300 footage, click the "Edit" icon to open the video editor window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, deinterlace, add some special video effects, add watermarks, attatch subtitles and more.
Convert Nikon D3300 MOV for FCP X
Click "Convert" to start encoding Nikon D3300 MOV footage to FCP X editable format.
When conversion completes you can find converted video by clicking "Open" button. After being converted to FCP X compatible format the D3300 MOV footage can be imported to FCP X instantly.