The Nikon D5 is the first Nikon DSLR capable of capturing 4K UHD video (3840×2160 at 30p), letting users create stunning ultra-high definition video with beautiful clarity and color. Multimedia content creators can also use the D5 to create 4K time-lapse videos in-camera using the Time-lapse Movie function, and can create 8-megapixel still images from frame grabs. A great addition to any production environment, the D5 includes all of the most popular pro-level features of the Nikon D5, including Full HD 1080p video at a variety of frame rates, uncompressed HDMI out, simultaneous live view and headphone/microphone connections. Additionally, the D5 adds a feature to smooth exposure transitions using the Auto ISO function as well as exposure compensation to create natural-looking exposure transitions in video.

Well, it is good for us to take high quality images and record vivid 4K and Full HD videos. The Nikon D5 cam encodes 4K footage with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. However, I usually saw the camcorder users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit Nikon 4K MOV footage with Final Cut Pro like import it slowly, and couldn’t edit videos smoothly. The H.264 codec is a final delivery codec; it is not one you want to use for editing in FCP X. To solve the problem, the easy workaround is convert Nikon D5 4K H.264 MOV to ProRes, a more editing-friendly format for FCP X/7/6.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac is a professional tool that can deal with most kind of MOV videos regardless of the different codec to ProRes for FCP X editing without quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark, subtitles to your original videos. For Windows users, please turn to UFUWare HD Video Converter.

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How to convert Nikon D5 4K H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes for FCP X

1. Install and launch the UFUWare HD Video Converter as the top Nikon D5 to FCP X Converter. Click the “Add File” button to import 4K MOV shootings captured by Nikon D5 DSLR camera. You can load directly from a camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.

Nikon D5 to FCP X Converter

2. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down menu, and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert Nikon D5 4K H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes

3. If you want to adjust video and audio settings, click the “Settings” button, the “Profile Setting” window pops up,on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate,frame rate,resolution,sample rate,and audio channels according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Customize output videos and audio parameters

4. Click “Convert” button to Convert Nikon D5 4K H.264 MOV videos to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac.

With this Nikon D5 4K MOV to ProRes Converter, you can easily convert Nikon D5 4K H.264 MOV files to FCP X native codec, and then you can import the converted ProRes .mov files to FCP X for editing on Mac smoothly, Just have a try!