The arrival of the 24MP D610 comes two-and-a-half years after the announcement of its predecessor the D7000, and it’s a pretty serious upgrade.Nikon D610 is the first Nikon DSLR to offer 1920×1080 movie recording,which record full 1080p HD 60i/30p video H.264/MPEG-4 MOV format. But this D610 MOV video format is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. So the Nikon D610 Full HD 1080p MOV is still incompatible with Mac FCP X NOW! After shooting some test footage on Nikon D610 Full HD 1080p MOV Videos, I am not able to import the Nikon MOV files into Final Cut Pro X.
So I have to googled to look for the workaround for editing Nikon D610 HD MOV files on Mac. I find Nikon Video Converter for Mac as a great tool to make the videos compatible to Final Cut Pro X. It would Convert Nikon D610 MOV files to ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 (HQ), so that I can import into Final Cut Pro X, export ProRes 422 at the same settings as the original and play it with QuickTime.
Step 1. Add Nikon D610 Full HD videos to Nikon Video Converter for Mac.
Download Nikon 1080P MOV videos to Mac. Import Nikon D610 Full HD 1080/30p .mov files to Video Converter for Mac. Just run it as best Nikon D610 to FCP X Converter on Mac, then click the Add button to import .mov files or drag and drop the files to the application UI.
Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the format option to choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format. Click the Settings button to choose 1920×1080 as video size,and keep 16:9. 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. (The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422, and I recommend you to select Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT) MOV for outputting.)
Step3. Merge Nikon D610 Full HD MOV files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Mac Nikon D610 MOV Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D610 1080p HD Video to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X.
Click the convert button under the preview window to start converting Nikon D610 1920*1080 MOV files to ProRes for FCP X.
Soon after the conversion is done, you can import ProRes files to Final Cut Pro X and enjoy Nikon D610 HD video editing and playback.
1. If you are using iMovie, Final Cut Express, just choose Apple Intermedia Codec as output format for HD video editing.
2. If you are on a Windows computer with Windows XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Windows Home Server, Windows 8 and would like to put Nikon D610 videos to Windows Moive Maker, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon D610 video converter.