Nikon D7200 to Final Cut Pro workflow on Mac(Yosemite)

Published on by Chris King

The article shows you the best way to import Nikon D7200 MOV fotoage into Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X for smooth editing. 

Nikon D7200 to Final Cut Pro workflow on Mac(Yosemite)
The D7200, a new Nikon’s Digital SLR Camera, with its 6 fps* shooting capacity, it is an outstanding choice for sports, wildlife and other fast action. Some users reported that shooting is just perfect but it is a pain while importing Nikon D7200 footage to FCP X/7. Any possible solution?

While searching for solutions to import editing Nikon D7200 MOV in Final Cut Pro, some guys present a practical way. The basic reason why we can’t get FCP work with Nikon D7200 videos is that the H.264 encoded MOV files from D7200 are not acceptable by FCP. Since FCP is designed to work best with ProRes codec, the easy workaround supplied here is to use a 3rd-party software to convert Nikon D7200 MOV to ProRes codec for FCP X, FCP 7. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the App I use now which is highly recommended by some professional forums.

In general, this Mac video converter can help you transcode Nikon MOV to FCP compatible ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 with several simple steps. Besides, the Mac tool also supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc for iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro and more editing programs. Just download the software and follow the step-by-step guide.

How to Import Nikon D7200 MOV into FCP for smooth editing

Step 1: Add original footage

Launch the program and click "Add " button to import the Nikon D7200 MOV files to the top Nikon MOV Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2: Select output format

Click on the "Format" bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format.

Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 3: Start conversion

Tap Convert button to start converting D7200 MOV to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X (Yosemite included).

After the conversion is over, click “open” to find the converted video. Then open your Final Cut Pro, click “File >Import >Files” to get ProRes .mov to FCP for freely editing.

Additional Tips: If you want to transcode Nikon D7200 MOV for Premiere Pro, please choose the "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

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