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Best Workflow of Nikon D850 4K MOV With FCP X

October 12, 2017

To get Final Cut Pro work perfectly with Nikon D850 4K files, the best way is to convert D850 4K to Prores.mov, which ensures best results.

The D850 is capable of producing excellent movie footage in the hands of a videographer. It’s capable of in-camera 4K recording (3840 x 2160) at 30fps and Full HD (1920 x 1080) at up to 60fps for a maximum record time of 29mins 59secs.There’s no question that the D850 is going to be a well-received camera because it’s going to appeal to so many users, from action, sports and wildlife photographers to landscape, portrait, wedding, architectural and still-life photographers.

But there are a few issues when it comes to playing, importing and editing Nikon D850 4K MOV in Final Cut Pro X. So how to solve the Nikon D850 4K MOV videos to FCP X importing issue.



Indeed, the 4K video is restricted to editing in NLE including Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer . What's more the H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding on Nikon D850 is not supported by Final Cut Pro natively. So if we want to edit Nikon D850 4K MOV files in FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6 smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party conversion tool to rewrap and transcode Nikon D850 4K MOV recordings to a more "editable" format for Apple Final Cut Pro.

Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac- one of best Apple ProRes Converter for Mac(Mac MacOS High Sierra). It's able to encode 4K MOV files to Final Cut Pro more compatible format Apple ProRes without quality loss. Plus, this 4K video app can also encode any 4K videos including MXF, MP4, etc to Premiere Pro, iMovie, Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express. For Windows users, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Import Nikon D850 4K MOV footage into FCP for Editing

1. Connect your Nikon D850 to computer. Launch the best 4K Video Converter for Mac. By clicking the "Add files" button, you can select and import the Nikon D850 footage you want to convert. As you see, all added footage will be listed below and you can preview them first. Also, you can select the "Merge into one file" box to merge multiple MOV files for easy editing.



2. Click Format bar and go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as best video format for editing MOV clips in Final Cut Pro with good video quality.



Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding D850 4K MOV video to ProRes for importing to FCP.

When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted Nikon D850 MOV files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 to do further editing without any issue.

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