How to get videos from Nikon D500 to FCP X for editing natively? If you have got a Nikon D500 camera and recorded some videos, you can follow this article to know the best way to edit Nikon D500 files with Final Cut Pro X, you will be able to convert Nikon D500 4K or MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP X native editing.
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, then Nikon D500 is an ideal camera for you.
Nikon D500 DSLR Camera Main Feature
EXPEED 5 Image Processor
20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
4K UHD Video Recording
153-Point Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus System
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
SnapBridge Wi-Fi Connectivity
“Hello, recently I bought the Nikon D500 DSLR 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, 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 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 422 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.
In this case, the best workflow to edit Nikon D500 files with Final Cut Pro X is to convert videos from Nikon D500 to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, this method will help you solve Nikon D500 to FCP X importing and editing issue, and you can edit Nikon D500 files with FCP X with native supported Apple ProRes codec.
The best software to convert videos from Nikon D500 to FCP X is Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac, this is the best Apple ProRes 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.
Step 1. Download and install Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac on your computer, run it you will see the main interface. This software also has Windows version, so if you need to convert Nikon D500 videos on Windows computer, you can choose Windows version.
Step 2. Click “Add Files” button to import your Nikon D500 4K videos or 1080p videos, you can also directly drag and drop the videos into Acrok software.
Step 3. Choose FCP X supported format for output. As Apple ProRes codec is the best codec for final cut, we suggest you to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is native editing format for FCP X, with this format you can edit Nikon D500 files with FCP X smoothly.
Step 4. Click convert button to start the Nikon D500 to FCP X conversion process.
Your Nikon D500 recordings will be converted to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes 422 codec immediately, when the conversion process is finished, you can load converted footages into FCP X and edit the videos natively, and you won’t have problems.
Tip: besides convert Nikon D500 videos to FCP X, you can use Acrok HD video converter to convert 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!
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