Nikon D500 is a hot DSLR camera that released not long ago, it is very popular since it unveiled. The Nikon D500 used EXPEED 5 image processor and a 20.9MP CMOS sensor, Nikon D500 appeals to both still and video shooters with its fast 10 fps continuous shooting rate and 4K UHD video recording abilities, you can use it to record 4K UHD videos at 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates and Full HD/HD recording at up to 60 fps. If you like shooting videos, the Nikon DSLR D500 is an ideal camera for you.
“Hello, recently I bought the Nikon DSLR D500 and have used it recorded some 4K videos and 1080p MOV videos, the image quality is very excellent. Today I need to import Nikon 500 4K files and 1080p files to FCP X and edit the footages with Final Cut Pro, but after I loaded the videos, I find the Final Cut Pro X can’t edit Nikon D500 files smoothly, what’s the reason? Are Nikon D500 videos not well supported by FCP X? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”
If you have tried to import 4K/Full HD videos from Nikon D500 to FCP X, you must have found that Nikon D500 4K files and MOV videos can’t be edited smoothly by FCP X, what’s the reason? It is because Nikon D500 recorded videos are not in FCP X native supported format. From FCP X product page you will know that only Apple ProRes codec MOV format is native supported by FCP X, if your videos are in other formats, then these videos will not be well supported by Final Cut Pro.
In this case, the best workflow to edit Nikon D500 files with Final Cut Pro X is to convert Nikon D500 4K videos to FCP X Apple ProRes MOV, this method will help you solve Nikon D500 4K videos to FCP X importing and editing issue, and you can edit Nikon D500 4K UHD files with FCP X with native supported Apple ProRes codec.
The best software to convert videos from Nikon D500 to FCP X is aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac, this is the best Nikon D500 to FCP X Converter on the market, it can convert Nikon D500 4K files or MOV videos and other HD videos to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec, such as convert H.264 MP4 to FCP X, convert MXF to FCP X. Besides Apple ProRes codec, it has many optimized formats for editing programs, tablets, smartphones, HDTVs, etc. With this Nikon D500 to FCP X Converter you don’t need to worry about any video editing or playback issues anymore.
Guide: Convert Nikon D500 4K UHD videos to ProRes for FCP X on Mac
Step 1. Download and install aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the Nikon D500 to FCP X Converter on your Mac computer. Launch the Nikon 4K Video Converter, and Click “Add File” button to import your Nikon D500 4K UHD videos to it, or directly drag and drop the Nikon 4K UHD videos into the converter.
Step 2. Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The Apple ProRes MOV is the native fromat for FCP X editing, with this format you can edit Nikon D500 files with FCP X smoothly.
Step 3. Click “Convert” button to convert Nikon D500 4K UHD videos to ProRes MOV for FCP X on Mac.
Your Nikon D500 4K UHD recordings will be converted to FCP X native supported ProRes MOV on Mac immediately, when the Nikon D500 4K Video to ProRes conversion process is finished, you can load the generated ProRes .MOV footages into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 and edit the videos natively, and you won’t have problems.
Tip: Besides converting Nikon D500 4K UHD videos to FCP X, you can use aPubsoft HD Video Converter to convert Nikon D500 4K videos for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc. 4K videos and Full HD 1080p videos are well supported, now just try this program as you want!