Like Nikon’s other recent SLRs, the D500 uses a phase detection autofocus system when images are composed in the viewfinder and contrast detection when they’re composed on the screen in live view mode. As we expect now, the D500 is capable of recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movies in 30p/25p/24p.
Some of you may be puzzled why you need to convert Nikon D500 4K MOV to ProRes MOV so that you can import and edit the video files with Final Cut Pro X. Well, Apple claims to supports MOV. However, some 4K H.264/MPEG-4 MOV footage are encoded in a way that Apple doesn’t recognize. In this case, you may need to transcode Nikon D500 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro editable format – Apple ProRes 422 MOV. To convert H.264 files to ProRes format, you can use Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac – one of the professional and easy-to-use Nikon MOV Converter which are supported by Mac OS and Windows.
Comparing with other video conversion program, Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac can convert not only Nikon H.264 MOV recordings but also transform between various video formats like MXF, MTS, WMV, FLV, MP4, RMVB, MOD, TOD and more. Besides converting Nikon D500 files to Final Cut Pro supported MOV, this Nikon MOV Converter is also able to extract audio tracks from any videos and convert them to media player playablr formats. What’s more, Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac also embraces a built-in video editor which allows you to customize the video as you like. Meanwhile, if you would like to convert 4K videos to ProRes MOV in Windows (Windows 10), you can have a try on Acrok HD Video Converter.
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How to convert Nikon D500 4K MOV to ProRes MOV on Mac?
Here the detailed steps to change Nikon D500 files on Mac OS X are described. The way to complete the conversion in Windows (Windows 10) is almost the same. By following the intuitive interface, you can get all done easily. Now just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version according to your situation.
Import Nikon D500 MOV files
Download the proper version and install this H.264 to ProRes Converter in your Mac. Double click the app icon to run it. To add videos into the 4K Video Converter, you can click "Add Files" to import the Nikon D500 footage. Another way to load the files is directly drag and drop the videos you want into the main window. Batch convert videos is supported by this Nikon D500 to FCP X Converter.s
Choose ProRes MOV as the output format
The second step is to choose Apple ProRes MOV as the output format from the Format option on the lower part of the windows. Here you need to choose "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)".
Edit Sony Sony FDR-AX53 footage
Click the Edit icon on the right side of the files, you can customize the video to create personalized videos as you like. You can trim the favorite part from the video, append artistic effects to the video, and add watermarks or subtitles and more.
Start to convert the MOV files
When all settings are done, click the Convert button to start converting Nikon D500 4K MOV videos. You will get the ProRes codec files in a few minutes, which the converting time depends on the file size. Now, you can import and edit Nikon D500 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X without any problem.