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H.264 to ProRes Conversion-Convert/Edit Nikon D7000 H.264 recordings to Final Cut Pro X( FCP X) on Mac

Nikon D7000 captures Full HD 1080p at 24fps with support for autofocus while filming, all full 1080p HD videos are recorded in MOV format, which is perfect for viewing but not supported by FCP X. As we all know, the ideal acceptable format for Final Cut Pro X is Apple ProRes 422 Codec(*.mov), so the best solution is to transcode our H.264 mov video clips to ProRes, which will simply make our footages editable and ready for Final Cut.

There are multiple formats of the Apple ProRes 422 family. They range from Low, Medium, and High - higher bitrates constitute for larger file sizes. For Final Cut Pro X, "ProRes 422 LT" or "ProRes 422" is the most appropriate setting for the D7000 as the camera records at 25 mb/s. Choosing anything higher will give unecessary large file sizes. OK, what's the best program to realize it?

Here I'd like to recommend you to try Brorsoft Mac Video Converter for FCP X, which is the best H.264/MPEG-4 to ProRes Converter for D7000 Camera users to transcode Nikon D7000 recordings to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X on Mac. Why I said it was the best one? See it's Key features highlighted in the below:

-Transcode shooting videos to various Apple ProRes formats for editing in FCP at a super fast speed;
- Trim, crop and add special effects to any video in various format easily;
- Best Video Editor and Audio Editor with perfect audio and video synchronization;
- Combine/join/merge video files into a single one file keeping original video quality.
- You also can convert 2D videos to 3D movies or 3D to 2D on Mac OS X 10.5 or above.

Simple Workflow for converting Nikon D7000 H.264 footages to ProRes422 for Final Cut Pro X(FCP X).

Firstly: Install and run the top MPEG-4 or H.264 to Final Cut Pro X Converter on your Mac. Click the button “File” to add Nikon D4 HD files to it. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to Final Cut Pro, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.

Secondly: Hit the Format box and select one of the Apple ProRes codecs on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format for keeping original video quality. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Then: Click the “Settings” icon , then select and edit settings in the “Profile Settings” according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.



Finally: Click the “Convert” button; It will start the fast Nikon D7000 1080p MOV to ProRes 422 for FCP X conversion.

After converting and merging the Nikon D7000 MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio/Pro for further editing with HD video quality on your Mac.

Tips: If you want to install Nikon HD Digital SLR Cameras like D600,D800, D800e, D5100, D300S or D3200 H.264 recordings to FCP X for editing, this powerful all-in-one Video Converter also can help you to make it possible just refer to the same steps as above.

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