Nikon D5300 DSLR is the latest entry-level model, it offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the new high-performance EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. A full-HD movie recording function that supports recording of smooth 1920 x 1080/60p movies, and a Special Effects mode with nine options that can be applied to photos and movies with shooting for a variety of creative effects.

Some users have got the Nikon D5300 camera and taken some photos or vivid 1080p videos, from Nikon D5300 product page you will learn that this device records videos in H.264 MOV format, this format is often used by Nikon or Canon cameras. How to import Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV to Final Cut Pro X for editing with native codec? As we know, Final Cut Pro X best codec is Apple ProRes codec, so if you load Nikon D5300 H.264 video to FCP X directly, you will encounter some problems and it will take long time to render. So the best way to edit Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV video with FCP X is to convert H.264 video to Apple ProRes codec native format, and then you can edit without rendering or any problems.

The UFUWare Video Converter is highly recommended, with which you can convert Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV to FCP X Apple ProRes codec in few steps. Besides, this software can convert nearly all the video/audio formats, so it is a useful tool for your camera, tablet or smartphone.

How to convert and import Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV to FCP X for editing?

Step 1. Free download and install UFUWare Video Converter for Mac, this is top video converter for Nikon D5300.This converter can convert MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MXF, M4V, Apple ProRes and other formats.

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Step 2. Launch UFUWare Video as the top Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV to FCP X Converter, and then import your Nikon D5300 .mov videos to the program, you can also drag and drop them, batch conversion is supported.

Nikon D5300 MOV to FCP X for Mac

Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select all files and click “Merge” to join your MOV files into one single file.

Step 3. Click the “Profile” option to select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. If you prefer smaller file size, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead.

Convert Nikon D5300 MOV to Apple ProRes

Step 4. If you want to adjust the output parameters, you can click “settings” button on the main interface of the Nikon D5300 MOV to FCP X Converter, and then you can customize the resolution, bitrate, etc. If not, simply skip this step as well.

Adjust Nikon D5300 MOV for ProRes settings

Step 5. Click “Convert” button to convert Nikon D5300 MOV video to Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

When the conversion finished, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated video files, and then you can import Nikon D5300 H.264 MOV videos to Final Cut Pro X for editing without any problems, and you don’t need to render.