Transcode/Load Nikon D3S h.264 footages into Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly
Nikon DSLR cameras are very popular in the market, and Nikon D3S
is one of the high-end cameras. With Nikon D3S, you can take photos and record HD videos when you travel or commute. Nikon D3S supports 1080p H.264 mov recording, you may need to edit those D3S footages in Final Cut Pro on Mac before sharing with others. However, the h.264 codec is good for FCP 6/7 or FCP X editing, it takes long time to render, and you can't edit the Nikon H.264 videos smoothly in Final Cut Pro.
In order to import Nikon D3S h.264 mov footages into Final Cut Prowithout crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better use a Nikon H.264 MOV Converter
to transcode the H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes encoded mov format, as it's best/natively supported by FCP 6/7 and FCP X. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, I recommend you check out Pavtube's HD Video Converter for Mac
(Currently ON BIG SALE). It supports transcoding all Nikon 1080p h.264 MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the converted ProRes to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Below is a brief guide for you. Convert/Load Nikon D3S footages to Final Cut Pro with Apple ProRes Codec for smoothly editing on Mac 1.
Free Download and run the best Mac Nikon Video Converter
for FCP (X) and drag Canon mov footages to the software. Tip:
If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the "Merge into one" box to join your MOV files into one single file. 2.
click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)
Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Nikon h.264 mov to FCP Apple ProRes
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Nikon D3S h.264 mov files in Final Cut Pro
X or FCP 6/7 under Mac without problems.