Nikon has now incorporated 4K video into many of its cameras, and in the last few significant DSLRs it’s managed to deliver a very credible set of specs for those who may be otherwise swayed by what Panasonic or Sony is offering. The Z7 follows these, with a strong set of video specs based around 4K recording to the 4K UHD (3840×2160 pixels) standard. The Z7 can capture 8bit internal footage and output 10bit footage through its HDMI out, and footage can be saved in both MOV and MP4 container formats.
Many users are eager to share the videos with their friends and family members on computer or some portable devices once they capture some interesting scenes. However, these camcorders all take videos in 4K MOV and MP4 format which is hard to be supported and afforded by Windows and Mac. If you are professional editing software user, such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Fianl Cut Express, Sony Vegas Pro, etc, you will be in trouble. Because these editing software doesn't support Nikon Z7 footage importing and editing well.
"I just bought a Nikon Z7, it records MP4 footages, now I want to convert them to a compatible format that I can play them on my Samsung Smart TV, I also have a Mac, so can you recommend a software that can do this on windows and Mac?"
"Why I can't preview Nikon Z7 recordings in Final Cut Pro 7? I can't edit my 4K videos on my Mac at all. Come on, please give me some ideas about the protect."
As far as I know, it's not easy to transfer Nikon Z7 footage to multimedia devices like Samsung/Sony/LG/Vizio Smart TV, iPad Pro, MediaPad M4, Galaxy Tab S4, Surface Go, Google Pixelbook, Galaxy Note 9, iPhone X, etc. for playback. And it's not easy to import and edit Nokon Z7 footages in some editing program. As the 4K MOV or MP4 format is not supported by these devices and software, you may have to convert Nokon Z7 files on your PC, then you can edit, play, share or upload. Below is a brief guide for you to transcode Nikon Z7 4K videos for all ediintg software using Acrok 4K Video Converter - Video Converter Ultimate (Windows | Mac). Just download it and follow and follow the quick start user guide below to accomplish this task.
Download Nikon Z7 Video Converter:
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate provides powerful editing functions so that you can personalize and retouch your videos before converting them. Click the "Edit" button and then select a specific function to open the video editing window. here are main seven functions available: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor, and Subtitle.
Trim: Select video durations by setting the start time and the end time.
Crop: Cut off black edges and unwanted areas.
Watermarking: Add text, image or video to the source video as a watermark.
3D: Add special effects including 3D effect to the video.
Effect: Set the contrast, brightness, saturation of the video and apply different movie styles.
Subtitle: Add plug-in SRT, ASS, SSA subtitle to videos.
Audio: Enable you to replace the original audio track with your specified sound track.
How to Convert Nikon Z7 videos for playing on Smart TV?
Download, install the Nikon Video Converter on computer and run it on your PC. Click "Add files" button on the main interface to load your original 4K MOV or MP4 recordings.
Choose output format
Click the format bar or the pull down menu of "Format" to select output format for you Smart TV. If you are Samsung Smart TV user, please choose "HDTV > Samsung HDTV Video (*.mp4)".
P.S. This conversion app provides 100+ video presets for smartphones, tablets and more, allowing you to convert downloaded movies to fit your different portable media players. What's more, if you want to edit any videos in FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, just choose the certain format as the target.
When all the settings are done, Tap the "Convert" icon on the main interface to start transcoding Nikon Z7 files to your Smart TV supported formats. Once the conversion finished, press the "Open" button on the main interface to get the converted videos. Now you can copy the videos to USB disk then playing them on your Smart TV without any problem.
How to convert Nikon Z7 videos for editing in FCP/Premeire Pro/Avid/iMovie/Vegas Pro?
Run the smart Nikon Z7 Video Converter and load your 4K MOV or MP4 recordings to the program from your camera or hard drive. Choose several clips you want to merge and transcode together. Click settings then check "Merge all files into one" function.
Set output profile
Click on the "Format" bar and choose a best editable format for working Sony HXR-MC2500 MTS in Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP.
a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7.
b. For Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas Pro, choose "Editing Software > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" for native editing.
b. To edit Nikon Z7 footage in Avid MC, choose "Editing Software > Avid DNxHD 1080P(*.mov).
c. For iMovie users, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.
Tip: You also can click "Settings" to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
As soon as all things are finished, please click "Convert" button to start the Nikon Z7 4K video conversion. Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly import and edit the converted files in FCP X, Avid, Premiere Pro, iMovie, Vegas Pro.