Solved! Can’t import Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to Premiere Pro for editing on Mac

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 Premiere Pro CC/CS 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 Premiere Pro. So how to solve the Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to Premiere Pro importing issue.

Indeed, the 4K video is restricted to editing in NLE including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovei/FCE etc. What’s more the H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding on Nikon D5 is not supported by Premiere Pro natively. So if we want to edit Nikon D5 4K MOV files in Premiere Pro CC/CS 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 Premiere Pro.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to Premiere 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 Premiere Pro more compatible format MPEG-2 without quality loss. Plus, this 4K Video Converter can also encode any 4K videos including MXF, MP4, etc to Final Cut 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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How to edit Nikon D5 4K MOV footages in Premiere Pro on Mac?

Step 1. Load Nikon 5D 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.

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Step 2. Set output format for Premiere Pro

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. The MPEG-2 is native codec for Premiere Pro CC/CS editing.

Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro

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 Premiere conversion

When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro CC/CS on Mac without quality loss.

After Nikon 4K video to MPEG-2 conversion finished, click the “Open Folder” button to get high quality resulted MPEG-2 .mpg videos. After that, you can import them to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac OS X(Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra included).

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