Importing Nikon D4/D5100/D3200 MOV to Premiere Pro for Editing Tips

Summary: If you encountered problems with Nikon D4/D5100/D3200 MOV when importing to Premiere Pro like CS6 on Mac OS X, you can follow this article to find the solution and solve it.

Nikon D4, D5100, D3200 are all very popular sellers in the Nikon DSLR series, and also in the photography market. You may have bought one and need to edit Nikon MOV in Adobe Premiere Pro. So, come with a question- can Premiere Pro edit H.264 MOV files from the Nikon DSLR cameras?

Well, a bit frustrating. The Nikon MOV highly compressed files are still not well supported by Premiere Pro including the latest CS6, CC7, as you may encounter many audio and video problems. And I know that Premiere Pro can’t handle raw MOV videos encode in H.264, so there is no doubt that it will take more time on rendering while ingesting the files. So, how to import Nikon MOV footage into Premiere Pro for editing smoothly?

The best way is to convert Nikon D4/D5100/D3200 footage to Premiere Pro compatible format, like MPEG-2, MOV (AVC), which is the best format for Premiere Pro editing on Mac. UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac (a professional Mac MOV to Premiere Pro Converter tool) is the best choice for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. For Windows user, get the Video Converter. Download and follow the step-by-step tutorial below.

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Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MOV Converter for Premiere Pro, just copy the MOV files from your camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.

Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”, or “MEPG-2(*.mpg)” as the best format for editing in Premiere Pro.

Step 3. You can click “Settings” button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Nikon D4/D5100/D3200 MOV to MPG for importing to Premiere Pro on Mac OS X.

After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe Premiere Pro and import the generated files. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CC7, CS6 as well as for CS3, CS4, CS5.

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