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Quote fastercallss Replybullet Topic: Edit Nikon D5500 MOV video in FCP X/iMovie/Premier
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You may find that FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere don’t support Nikon D5500 MOV footage. Read this article below and you get the best solution to importing MOV files from Nikon D5500 to FCP, iMovie, Adobe without any trouble.

As a new Nikon D5500 user, you may be confused with the Nikon D5500 workflow. Here I’m looking at importing Nikon D5500 footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLE). The D5500 uses the same workflow as the Nikon DSLR series of cameras (which includes the D810, D800, D5300, etc); it records in the same H.264 MOV format. Below, I outline how to import Nikon D5500 MOV into FCP/iMovie/Premiere. Keep reading for a brief how-to.

Nikon D5500 records .mov video files for users. The point here is, Nikon MOV footage utilizes H.264 codec which is perfect for viewing, but is not a good editing format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Nikon D5500 videos to FCP, Adobe Premiere, iMovie for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This Nikon MOV Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users to transcode H.264 MOV files to a format you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Plus, it also provides you the editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, etc. Download the program and learn the step-by-step instruction trasncoding Nikon MOV to Premiere Pro, FCP, iMovie.

Convert and import Nikon D5500 MOV footage into Premiere, iMovie, FCP

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Nikon MOV Converter Mac and transfer your MOV recordings to the program for converting.

Tip: You can join several MOV clips together via checking the “Merge into one file” box.

STEP 2: Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.

a. For editing Nikon D5500 MOV in FCP, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.

b. Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format, so that you can transcode Nikon MOV to AIC .mov for editing smoothly.

C. To convert Nikon MOV to Premiere Pro, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the target format.

STEP 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

STEP 4: After the settings, click “Convert” button to start the Nikon MOV to FCP, Adobe Premiere, iMovie conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion finished, you can smoothly transfer the converted Nikon D5500 files to FCP/Premiere/iMovie.
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