How to Transcode Nikon 1 V2 HD MOV to ProRes Codec MOV for FCP 6/7 ?
Nikon 1 V2 features a new 14 megapixels high-speed CMOS sensor with 73 built-in Phase-Detect autofocus points. Those are assisted by contrast-detect in low-light for a total of 135 AF points. Like other 1 system digital cameras, this one capture full-resolution images at a whopping 60 FPS with single-shot AF or 15 FPS with continuous AF. Not surprisingly, it can also record full 1080p HD videos.
Final Cut Pro 7is 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 AVCHD with at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60. But this Nikon 1 V2 MOV video format came from Nikon 1 V2 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 1 V2 MOV video with high quality on Mac, you can convert Nikon 1 V2 MOV files to Final Cut/FCP 7 MOV before editing.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon 1 V2 HD MOV files to MOV to Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.
Step 1. Load Nikon 1 V2 MOV videos to Nikon 1 V2 MOV Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon 1 V2 camera, just run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft 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). 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.
Step 3. Merge Nikon 1 V2 MOV files. (optional)
Select all the files in the filelist and then click “Merge”, and the Nikon 1 V2 1080p MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Nikon 1 V2 MOV for Final Cut Pro 7.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon 1 V2 MOV Converter starts converting 1080 24p MOV to H.246 .mov, and joining the MOV files for editing in Final Cut Pro 7.
Aftertranscoding the Nikon 1 V2 H.264/MPEG-4 codec MOV files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video is in HD 1920×1080.Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro without rendering.
1. Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), introduced in Final Cut Studio, was advertised to one of the codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro.
2. The Best Nikon Video Converter for Mac also supports converting Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Nikon D3100, Nikon D800, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1 MOV videos to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV, MPG, DV, AVI, etc on Mac for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express 4, iMovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.