Nikon’s D5100 Digital SLR Camera delivers numerous professional features in a consumer digital camera. The D5100 delivers exceptional D-Movie performance with its full HD capability, full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and precise exposure control. In-camera movie editing and sound recording capability (stereo with optional microphone) are also provided. It will create Incredible Movies–Full HD (1,920 x 1,080/30p) Movies.
“Has anybody else had issues with importing Nikon D5100 video files into FCP X? The format is H264 codec MOV. This is the first time I’ve ever had crashing problems with H264, what codec is best for editing in Final Cut Pro with Nikon video?”
This question is asked by a Nikon user, if you have used nikon D5100 camera recorded many 1080P footages, you may want to import Nikon D5100 video to FCP X/6/7 for editing. But, Nikon D5100 video is in H.264 codec MOV format, it is not the best codec for FCP editing, you will need to render, and some importing problems when be occured. Final Cut Pro X/6/7 best supported codec is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so the best method to import Nikon D5100 to FCP on Mac is to convert Nikon D5100 1080P H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422 for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Apple ProRes codec is the best for FCP editing, you can follow the steps below to transcode Nikon D5100 MOV to FCP X or FCP 6/7 or iMovie for editing.
1.Download HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter that can help you convert Nikon D5100 1080P H.264 MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.
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2.Install and launch this Nikon D5100 Video Converter Mac. Import Nikon D5100 footage to the converter.
3.Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
4.You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.
5.Click convert button to start.
With this Nikon D5100 1080P H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes 422 converter, you can easily convert Nikon D5100 files to FCP X/6/7 best codec, and then you can import the footages to FCP for editing on Mac, please take a free try, hope this software can help you.
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