The arrival of the 24MP Nikon D7100 comes two-and-a-half years after the announcement of its predecessor the D7000, and it’s a pretty serious upgrade. Nikon D7100 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, with no OLPF breathtaking Full 1080p HD 60i/30p video H.264/MPEG-4 MOV Movies, and this MOV video format came from Nikon D7100 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format.
Final Cut Pro 7 is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP 7 supports MOV with at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60. But this Nikon D7100 MOV video format is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. so the 1080p MOV is still incompatible with Mac FCP 7 NOW!
So if you want to edit Nikon D7100 MOV video with high quality on Final Cut Pro 7, you can convert Nikon D7100 MOV files to Final Cut Pro/FCP 7 MOV before editing. Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D7100 HD MOV files to MOV to Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard. Here you can download Mac Nikon HD Video Converter and install it on your Mac.
Step 1. Load Nikon D7100 MOV videos to Nikon D7100 MOV Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D7100 camera, just run Nikon Video Converter for Mac as the camera MOV Converter, and click the Add button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate to the Final Cut Pro group,you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy), Apple ProRes 4444. Here we choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format.To get 1920×1080 resolution, just click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as video size. Continue reading