If you’re looking for a smooth workflow between Nikon D5/D500 4k UHD video and FCP X, you’ve come to the right place. This post displays a workaround to transcode Nikon D5/D500 4k movies to FCP X preferred ProRes MOV on MacOS Sierra for editing with optimum performance.
The Nikon D500 and full-frame D5 are the first Nikons to offer support 4K UHD capture at 3840 x 2160 at 30p/25p/24p. Apple has added support for 4K video to FCP X version 10.2 which creates and shares movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible Mac computers.If for whatever reason you are having issues working with Nikon D5/D500 4k UHD video in FCP X, we would recommend converting D5/D500 4k video to Apple ProRes 422 MOV before editing. This requires third party converter software like UFUWare 4K Converter for Mac. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of encoding Nikon D5/D500 4k recordings to ProRes .mov for FCP X editing.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10,10.11,10.12;
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[Guide] How to encode Nikon D5/D500 video to ProRes MOV for FCP X?
Step 1: Open up UFUSoft 4K Converter for Mac as a Nikon 4k Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Nikon D5/D500 4k UHD video for FCP X, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Begin Nikon D5/D500 4k UHD video files to ProRes MOV Conversion on MacOS Sierra.
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated ProRes MOV files for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
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