The Z9 is Nikon’s flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The core of the Z9 is the newly developed FX-format 45.7MP BSI stacked CMOS sensor. At 45.7MP, it’s also a high-resolution chip that benefits landscape, portraiture, and other detail-oriented genres, as well as enables recording video at resolutions up to 8K. Internal recording with 10-bit color and 4:2:2 sampling is possible in the ProRes 422 HQ and H.265 codecs, and H.264 and 4:2:0 color can be used depending on workflow needs. However, currently the H.265 videos is still not widely supported and you cannot edit or play the Nikon Z9 videos with Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve 18. To fix the problems, you may have to convert Nikon Z9 H.265 videos for further editing or playback.
Known problems when your editing software dealing with Nikon Z9 H.265 files
- When importing Nikon Z9 8K H.265 to Final Cut Pro X, popup message says missing codec error.
- No video in Premiere Pro CC when importing an .avi, only audio.
- DaVinci Resolve 18 no video when importing an Nikon Z9 4K .mp4 video (ONLY sound). Installing every possible codec still could not solve the problems.
Why these editing software Can’t Import Nikon Z9 H.265 files?
H.265, is a new codec that has been growing in popularity since its recent unveil. It has proven to be faster and much more efficient than H.264 and in a few years there’s a good chance we’re all going to be using it. H.265 is undoubtedly a very efficient video compression format nowadays, which is adopted by more and more 8K, 6K and 4K high-definition shooting and recording devices as the default setting. Normally, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC and DaVinci Resolve 18 has absolutely no problem with Nikon Z9 H.265 files as long as there’s an underlying codec installed. However, if there is no corresponding video or audio codec installed on your computer, you will fail to import or play Nikon Z9 H.265 to your editing software.
How to fix your editing software won’t import Nikon Z9 files
To fix the headache "FCP X/Premiere Pro/DaVinci Resolve won’t import Nikon Z9 files" issue, the method is to convert H.265 files to Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve supported video codec and format with a best H.265 Video Converter.
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Get frustrated when failing to edit Nikon Z9 H.265 footage in Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve? If you’ve tried several seeming ways but in vain, you have to transcode the footage to the editing software friendly format for post-editing. Compared with other transcoders, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will simplify the procedure and make it much easier. With only 3 simple steps, you’re able to settle the Nikon Z9 H.265 foramt FCP X/Premiere Pro/DaVinci Resolve not working problem breezily.
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How to transcode Nikon Z9 H.265 videos for editing in FCP X/Premiere Pro/DaVinci Resolve?
Add Nikon Z9 files
Click "Add File" button to add Nikon Z9 H.265 files to Nikon Video Converter. Or you can also drag and drop your Nikon Z9 .mp4 or .mov files directly to the main interface of this powerful H.265 file converter.
Set output option
Click the "Format" drop-down arrow to open the profile list, and find the category of "Final Cut Pro". The you can set FCP X compatible video "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" or "Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)".
For Adobe Premiere Pro users, please select "Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" or "Adobe Premiere AVC (*.mov)" under "Editing Software" as output format.
If you are DaVinci Resolve user and plan t import and edit Nikon Z9 H.265 recordings in DaVinci Resolve 18 smoothly, you need to select H.264 MP4 as output format.
Start Nikon Z9 video conversion
Click the big button "Convert" to start transcoding Nikon Z9 H.265 to for FCP X, Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. With perfect audio and video synchronization technology, the Nikon Z9 Video Converter will never cause you any audio and video out of sync issues, which is much better than other similar tools in the market.
Edit Nikon Z9 vides smoothly
When the conversion is finished, simply click "Open" to get the converted videos, and then drag them to the timeline of Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve. It’s that easy to solve all the issues.
H.265 can be wrapped into various containers, and it is not a very performant format. Besides, you need a higher computer configuration to decode and handle it in Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC or DaVinci Resolve 18. If you don’t have a high end computer and always run into indescribable problem in processing H.265 video, it’s better to transcode it to H.264 video for worriless editing work.
Before converting Nikon Z9 footage, you can do some edition to the H.265 videos. First of all, choose a video title you want to edit, then click “Edit” to start the option. In this step, you can crop, rotate (including 90 clockwise, rotate 90 counterclockwise, horizontal flip and vertical flip), add 3D and watermark to the Blu-ray video or adjust other effects like brightness, contrast, saturation and hue of the video by clicking the button of “Effect”. Trim – You are able to get a different segment of the video by setting the starting time and ending time.