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Top H.264 mov to FCP Converter for Transcoding/Coverting Nikon D600 H.264 MOV files to FCP 7(X) ProRes 422 For editing Mac

Nikon D600 at a glance
Sensor: 24.3MP FX (35.9x24mm) full-frame CMOS sensor
ISO range: ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 50 and 25,600)
Autofocus points: 39 (9 cross-type)
LCD screen size: 3.2-inch, 921k-dot
Dimensions: 141 x 113 x 82mm, 760g

Nikon D600 is a new 24.3 million pixel, FX format CMOS sensor. It may seem quite a reduction from the 36.3MP chip in the Nikon D800, but it's still enough to outdo a Nikon D4 or Canon EOS 5D Mark III in terms of outright resolution. All videos shot in H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format compression, delivering a maximum clip length of half an hour, tops. Heck, you can even have the live feed piped to the D600′s HDMI port as an uncompressed Full HD signal. Are you looking forward to the Nikon D600?

It record mov video file, MOV video format is the DSLR standard and very higly compressed. Nikon MOV footage utilizes H.264 codec which is perfect for viewing but not supported by FCP. Either FCP 7 or FCP X doesn’t well work with the compressed file. So if you want to make the H.264 .mov file be recognized by FCP, you need to transfer Nikon D600 H.264 MOV files to FCP 7 ProRes 422 for mac editing, the ProRes 422 is natively compatible format with any version of FCP.

Thus, the best solution is to convert H.264 recordings to ProRes 422, then FCP 7 can easily decode your shootings from Nikon D600. So What is the best H.264 to ProRes converter?

Brorsoft H.264 mov to FCP Converter is highly recommended. with it you can get H.264 QuickTime files from D600 converted to ProRes 422(*.mov) with lossless quality on Mac, even the latest Mountain Lion. Besides, it also you to do some useful editing , such as combining several clips into one for easy importing/editing in Final Cut Pro, trimming videos, deinterlacing 1080i videos, adding text/image/video as watermarks to your original files, replacing audio tracks, adjusting brightness/contast/saturation of the imported files, etc.

How to Import/Transcode H.264 MOV files to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP 7 step by step?

Step 1: Free download and install the top H.264 to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then run it and load your H.264 footages direcly from your D600 or from the copied folder on your desktop to the converter.
1. 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.
2. Double click on the selected file and you can have a preview on the viewer.
3. You can click the Browse button to choose the output destination as you like. After the conversion, you can click the "Open" button to find the converted ProRes MOV files.

Step 2: 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. Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of H.264 and ProRes 422, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead.

Step 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface. The screenshot listed below is the recommendation on the settings for you.

Step 4: Click the arrow button on the main interface to start converting H.264 QuickTime files to Apple ProRes for editing in final cut pro 7.

After the conversion is 100% completed, click run the FCP 7 and click File --> Import --> Files for importing Nikon D600 recordings to FCP 7 for further editing.

In addition, the versatile Video Converter can also make your H.264 recordings editable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe After Effects, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you are interested, please link to Brorsoft's Video Converter for Mac to get more info.

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