The easy workaround to import Nikon Coolpix P1000 4K MP4 files to FCP X/7/6 for smooth editing is to transcode the Coolpix P1000 footage from H.264/MPEG-4 AVC to ProRes, which ensures the best results when working with Final Cut Pro.
“Having just bought the Nikon Coolpix P1000 I’m now confused as to how to import / work with the Nikon Coolpix P1000 4K MP4 files in FCP 7. But I can’t do that. Should I transcode the files for use in FCP 7.”
Designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video. The Coolpix P1000 matches its relatively restrained 16-Megapixel sensor with the world’s largest focal range: 24-3000mm. The zoom can be further extended digitally to 250x thanks to Nikon’s Dynamic Fine Zoom system. The Japanese manufacturer claims that, with this technology, users can take photos of the Moon’s craters. The latest version of Final Cut Pro X supports 4K H.264/MPEG-4 footage importing. However, many Coolpix P1000 users gave feedback that the FCP7, FCP 6 are unavailable. So what’s the available workflow for working with Coolpix P1000 in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6?
In fact, the video recorded by Coolpix P1000 is packed in the widely supported MP4 wrapper using the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec. For other Nikon cameras which records in the same format. To get Final Cut Pro working with Nikon Coolpix P1000 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files, the easy workaround is to transcode them to a more editing-friendly format, such a Final Cut Pro’s Apple ProRes codec.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a highly-recommended third-party software to help you finish the conversion. The program is a professional yet easy-to-use 4K Converter for Mac users. With it, you can effortlessly convert any 4K files to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with several simple steps. Besides, the Mac tool also supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc for iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro and more editing programs. Just download the software and follow the step-by-step guide.
Free download Nikon Coolpix P1000 Video Converter
Step 1. Import 4K files
Install and launch the Mac MP4 to FCP converter, then click “Add Files” button to browse to a Nikon Coolpix P1000 .mp4 clip and the software will add it to file list. Repeat the operation to load multiple .mp4 files.
Step 2. Select ProRes as the output format
Click “Format” box to choose the output format. Click on the “Final Cut Pro” and you will see options to convert your Nikon Coolpix P1000 video for certain video editing software. Since you will be importing the video to Final Cut Pro after the conversion, have Final Cut Pro or ProRes be your selected output format.
Tips: If need, you can click “Settings” to freely change the video and audio settings. To keep the best quality for editing, you’d better keep your original settings. For example, if your resource file is 4K UHD 3,840×2,160/ 30p, you’d better select the video size as “Original” and frame rate as 29.97fps.
Step 3. Start 4K mP4 to ProRes conversion
Finally, click “Convert” button and your 4K MP4 files will be converted into Final Cut Pro supported format ready to be imported into FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6. You’re done. Now importing and editing Nikon Coolpix P1000 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 is flawless.
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