Edit Nikon D3100 1080p HD MOV Videos in Final Cut Pro X with ProRes Codec

The Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera is a compact, DX-format DSLR that features a 14.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processor to produce high resolution imagery with impressive low-light sensitivity to an expanded ISO 12800. Full HD 1080p video recording is supported at 24 fps and continuous autofocus is also available while recording, or when working in live view, with the full-time servo AF-F focusing mode. For controlling the look and feel of imagery, Active D-Lighting and Picture Control settings help to clearly render difficult lighting scenes and also give you the ability to refine the appearance over six different settings. Six scene modes are also available to help accurately depict common scene types, and Scene Auto Selector can work to intelligently determine the type of scene and settings needed to best represent it.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Nikon D3100 1080p MOV Videos.

So if you want to edit Nikon D3100 1080p HD MOV Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Nikon D3100 MOV to FCP X converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Nikon D3100 HD MOV to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p MOV files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Nikon D3100 MOV to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load Nikon HD MOV videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .MOV files from Nikon D3100 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Nikon D3100 MOV to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .MOV videos.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting HD MOV videos from MOV to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

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Step 3. Merge Nikon D3100 HD MOV files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Nikon D3100 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Nikon D3100 MOV to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon MOV converter starts converting Nikon D3100 MOV videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MOV files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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