How to edit Nikon D5 4K MOV in Final Cut Pro X?

Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV for FCP X on Mac

The sheer imaging power of the D5 is exhilarating. With its Nikon developed 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor, the D5 is the highest resolution full-frame Nikon flagship ever and ready for your next challenge. For the first time in a full-frame Nikon DSLR, record 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video with dot-by-dot readout for maximum image quality. Want to import and edit Nkon D5 4K MOV footage in Final Cut Pro without problems? In this page, you will find the best solution.

Nikon D5 FCP X

4K video is a key selling point on cameras from the 2014 crop. Nikon D5 as one of the hot 4K camera has won lots of fans. And the headline feature of theNikon D5 is that it can shoot high-resolution 4K UHD video in .MOV format. I've had the D5 for a month now, good experience. But there are a few issues when it comes to playing, importing and editing Nikon D5 4K MOV in Final Cut Pro X. So how to solve the Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to FCP X importing issue

Searching high and low, you will get some tech support. Now I will share the tips for working 4K MOV in FCP X from Nikon D5. If you're in such a situation, you can read on the below article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Nikon D5 4K mp4 recordings and Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) to work beautifully.

Indeed, the 4K video is restricted to editing in NLE including Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer . What's more the H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding on Nikon D5 is not supported by Final Cut Pro natively. So if we want to edit Nikon D5 4K MOV files in FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6 smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party conversion tool to rewrap and transcode Nikon D5 4K MOV recordings to a more "editable" format for Apple Final Cut Pro.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro best editing format using Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac - one of the best Apple ProRes Converter for Mac(Mac OS X El Capitan). It's able to encode 4K MOV files to Final Cut Pro more compatible format Apple ProRes without quality loss. Plus, this 4K video app can also encode any 4K videos including MXF, MP4, etc to Premiere Pro, iMovie, Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express. For Windows users, Acrok HD Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Free download Nikon 4K MOV Converter

Import Nikon D5 4K MOV footage into FCP X for editing


Load 4K MOV

Run Nikon MOV Converter and click "Add Files" icon, browse to the Nikon D5 4K videos and load them to the software for conversion. You can click "Setting" button then check the "Merge into one" box to join several 4K files together.

Nikon D5 FCP X - Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to FCP X ProRes video


Set output format

This Apple ProRes Converter offers optimized format preset for FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Final Cut Pro" to set Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format.

Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV video to ProRes 422

Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.


Start video conversion

When you finish all settings, hit "Convert" button to start converting Nikon D5 4K MOV for Final Cut Pro on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.


Edit Nikon D5 video in FCP X

When the conversion is done, it would be easy to import Nikon D5 4K MOV into FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 for natively editing.

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