Nikon D5 FCP – Import Nikon D5 4K MOV footages to FCP X/7/6 for editing

The sheer imaging power of the D5 is exhilarating. With its Nikon developed 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor, the D5 is the highest resolution full-frame Nikon flagship ever and ready for your next challenge. For the first time in a full-frame Nikon DSLR, record 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video with dot-by-dot readout for maximum image quality. Want to import and edit Nkon D5 UHD 4K MOV footages in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without problems? In this article, you will find the best solution.

4K video is a key selling point on cameras from the 2014 crop. Nikon D5 as one of the hot 4K camera has won lots of fans. And the headline feature of the Nikon D5 is that it can shoot high-resolution 4K UHD video in MOV format. I’ve had the D5 for a month now, good experience. But there are a few issues when it comes to playing, importing and editing Nikon D5 UHD 4K videos in Final Cut Pro. So how to solve the Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to FCP importing issue.

Indeed, the 4K video is restricted to editing in NLE including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. What’s more the H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding on Nikon D5 is not supported by Final Cut Pro natively. So if we want to edit Nikon D5 4K MOV files in FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6 smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party conversion tool to rewrap and transcode Nikon D5 4K MOV recordings to a more “editable” format for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to Final Cut Pro best editing format using aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac – best Nikon 4K Video Converter for Mac. It’s able to encode 4K MOV files to Final Cut Pro more compatible format Apple ProRes without quality loss. Plus, this 4K Video Converter can also encode any 4K videos including MXF, MP4, etc to Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Sony Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express. For Windows users, aPubsoft HD Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Import Nikon D5 4K MOV footages to FCP X for editing on Mac

Step 1. Load Nikon 4K UHD videos

Install and run aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Nikon 4K Video Converter on your Mac, and click “Add File” button, to load Nikon D5 4K UHD videos for conversion.

Nikon 4K Video Converter - Load Nikon 4K UHD videos

Step 2. Set output format for FCP

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The Apple ProRes is native codec for FCP X/7/6 editing.

Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X/7/6

Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3. Start Nikon D5 to FCP Conversion

When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to ProRes MOV for FCP on Mac without quality loss.

After Nikon 4K video to ProRes conversion finished, click the “Open Folder” button to get high quality resulted Apple ProRes MOV videos. After that, you can play the video files with QuickTime player, iTunes or edit them in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included).

aPubsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac offers one-stop solution for any media downloading and converting tasks. You can convert any DVD to MP4, DVD to FLV, DVD to MKV, DVD to MOV, DVD to AVI, DVD to WMV and more, convert any 4K Ultra videos (4K H.265/HEVC Video(*.mp4) /4K H.264 FLV Video (*.flv)) to 4K /1080p HD video and other your needed format like MTS, TS, MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, WMV, MKV, FLV and more. It has the ability to download online videos like YouTube videos/music and more.