Nikon Z7 is a new mirrorless digital camera that released not long ago, this new camera has used many advanced features, it is able to capture 4K videos at 30 fps. After got the Nikon Z7 camera, there are a few of users have recorded some 4K videos with it, but when they import the 4K recordings into FCP 7 or FCP 6, they have encountered the importing and editing issues, have you also encountered the issue? In order to help you edit Nikon Z7 4K MOV/MP4 files in FCP 7/6 smoothly, we would like to share the best Nikon Z7 to FCP workflow with you, just read it.
Nikon Z7 is an amazing mirrorless camera that many fans have waited for several years. It is equipped with 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor, EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine, 493-Point Phase-Detect AF System and Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction. With the powerful camera, you can capture UHD 4K videos at 30 fps, you can even try the 8K Time-Lapse Mode, which will help you to capture high resolution top quality videos. This is an ideal camera for taking photos and recording full HD videos or 4K UHD videos.
Nikon Z7 to FCP 7/6 Importing and Editing Question
“Nikon Z7 is the latest camera that I bought, since I bought it I recorded some 4K footages, now I have transferred all these 4K clips onto my computer’s HDD, because I need to edit Nikon Z7 4K MP4/MOV files with Final Cut Pro 7/6 on my Mac, but I have problems when I am loading 4K footages from Nikon Z7 to FCP 7/6, the 4K videos are not supported, is there something wrong with my method? Can you share the best Nikon Z7 to FCP 7/6 importing and editing workflow? Thank you for your help!”
The problem showed above is one Nikon Z7 user has encountered. In fact, there are many Nikon Z7 users have this kind of issue. Well, is there any method or workaround to load Nikon Z7 4K MOV/MP4 files to FCP 7/6 on Mac? Yes, there is. First you should know that the importing and editing issue is caused by the video codec, 4K MOV/MP4 videos recorded by Nikon Z7 are in H.264 codec, this codec is not good for editing programs. If you check Final Cut Pro official page, you will know that FCP 7/6 best supported video format is Apple ProRes codec MOV format. Thus, the best solution to get Nikon Z7 4K video files supported by FCP is to convert Nikon 4K MOV/MP4 to Apple ProRes codec MOV format.
Convert 4K MOV/MP4 files from Nikon Z7 to FCP 7/6 Apple ProRes
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best software to help you transocde Nikon Z7 4K MOV/MP4 to Apple ProRes for FCP 7/6, it has native Apple ProRes codec for output, once you convert Nikon Z7 4K videos to Apple ProRes codec, you will be able to edit the videos with Final Cut Pro X/7/6 natively. What’s more, this 4k video converter has many optimized codecs or formats for output, such as DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. as well as compatible formats like MP4 or MOV for playing on iPad 2018, iPhone X, Galaxy Note 9, HDTV, etc. these formats will meet your different needs. Now please follow the steps below to convert 4K MOV/MP4 files from Nikon Z7 to FCP 7/6 Apple ProRes.
Step 1. Download and install the Nikon Z7 4K converter on Mac, if you want to run this 4K video converter on Windows computer, please download the Windows version.
Step 2. Load 4K MOV/MP4 files from Nikon Z7 to this 4K video converter. You can directly drag and drop videos to this software, or click “Add Files” button on the top left corner to load your 4K MOV/MP4 footages from Nikon Z7 to the program.
Step 3. Select Apple ProRes as output format. Just click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, it’s the best format for editing Nikon Z7 4K videos in FCP 7/6, with this codec you will have no importing or editing issues anymore
Step 4. Before you convert 4K videos from Nikon Z7 to FCP 7/6, you can customize output video settings. On the main interface of this Nikon Z7 4K converter, you can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate. You can adjust these parameters according to your need.
Step 5. Start Nikon Z7 to FCP 7/6 conversion on Mac. Click “Convert” button, this top Nikon Z7 4K video converter will start transcoding Nikon Z7 4K MOV/MP4 files to Apple ProRes MOV on Mac immediately.
With the help of this top 4k video converter, your Nikon Z7 4K videos will be converted with top quality, video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed. Besides, your videos will be converted with fast speed, once the conversion finished, you can click “Open” button to get the converted videos, and then you can load the converted Nikon Z7 footages into FCP 7/6 for editing natively, and there will be no problems anymore.