Import/Load Nikon D4S MOV to FCP X with ProRes Codec

The Nikon D4S DSLR Camera features a full-frame, FX-format 16.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p movies with notable image detail, quality, and sensitivity. The combination of these two technologies affords exceptional image quality, marked by smooth tonal gradations and vivid, yet accurate, color reproduction as well as an expansive dynamic range. Championing working in a wide variety of lighting conditions, the D4S also features a broad native sensitivity range, from ISO 100-25600, that is further expandable to an equivalent ISO 409600 to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, the processing power of the EXPEED 4 also affords a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 11 fps for up to 200 frames with maintained auto-exposure and autofocus.

“I recently purchased a Nikon D4S. Great camera… I’ve spent the past few hours trying to find the best workflow to get the footage into Final Cut Pro X. The bad news is that I haven’t found much. Should I just jump ship and migrate to Premiere Pro now, or is there a good way to transcode this footage to a format that FCP X will work with? I tried mpeg stream clip, but it doesn’t seem to recognize the source footage. I also tried Final Cut’s log and transfer, but couldn’t get that to work either.”

So if you want to edit Nikon D4S 1080p MOV Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you need convert the Nikon D4S video to FCP X’s best compatible codec Apple ProRES 422, and now you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Nikon D4S MOV to FCP X converter for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Nikon D4S MOV to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 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 D4S 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 MOV videos to UFUSoft Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.

After transferring .MOV files from Nikon D4S camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Nikon D4S MOV to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .MOV videos.

Nikon MOV to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Choose 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 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.

Nikon MOV to FCP X

Step 3. Merge Nikon D4S MOV MOV files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Nikon D4S MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Nikon D4S MOV to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon MOV converter starts converting Nikon D4S MOV videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the 1080p 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.